Soccer-Martinez warns Belgian players against off-season transfers

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - International Friendly - Republic of Ireland v Belgium - Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland - March 26, 2022 Belgium coach Roberto Martinez reacts REUTERS/Phil Noble

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has warned his players that a mid-year move away from their current clubs could jeopardise their chances of World Cup selection.

Martinez says the timing of the tournament in Qatar in November and December leaves many unknowns for coaches in their planning and players could best do without a switch of club in the July transfer window.

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