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Belgium Heads to Major Tournament Without Courtois for First Time in Two Decades

Belgium's head coach Domenico Tedesco excluded Real Madrid's custodian Thibaut Courtois from Euro 2024. This decision marked the first time since 2002 that the squad competed without him in a significant championship. Their first match against Slovakia commenced without Courtois defending the nets. The celebrated goalkeeper missed out despite recovering from his injuries in time to propel Real Madrid to a Champions League victory on June 1 at Wembley. His efforts, however, did not secure him a spot in Belgium's Red Devils…

CF Montreal vs. Real Salt Lake: Courtois Celebrates the Return of Key Players

Western Conference front-runners Real Saltlake trek across international lines to duel with CF Montreal, now rejuvenated with their prime attackers in the arsenal. According to their head honcho, Laurent Courtois, Montreal capitalized on a recent hiatus in MLS play to nurse key players back to health. The team were inactive last weekend, yet are fired up to reboot their 2024 run with a confrontation against Real Saltlake come Saturday. Courtois spilled that the pause meant crucial healing time for three of their forwards,…

Belgium’s Technical Director Announces No Late Euro 2024 Call-Up for Courtois

Thibaut Courtois shined in Real Madrid's recent Champions League victory but is set to miss Euro 2024 with Belgium. Courtois's absence marks a critical gap in the national team's lineup, following a notable dispute with the Belgian coach that led to his omission. The conflict arose when Courtois exited the team after a disagreement over leadership roles. His spat followed his non-selection as team captain, a role he aspired to fill after Eden Hazard hung up his boots. Meanwhile, Belgium's squad now features Koen Casteels,…

Courtois Confirmed as Starting Goalkeeper for Champions League Final by Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti has officially chosen Thibaut Courtois as Real Madrid's goalkeeper for the Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund. The decision was made after much speculation, as backup Andriy Lunin filled in during Courtois' injury absence. Lunin hinted at his unavailability for the final through a social media post, expressing disappointment. Ancelotti explained in a press conference that Courtois will play due to Lunin's flu and separate travel arrangements. Courtois showcased his skills with clean sheets…

CF Montreal vs D.C. United: Courtois celebrates crucial victory to end losing streak

CF Montreal aims to end their winless streak against D.C. United at Stade Saputo. Laurent Courtois feels positive about their goalless draw with Nashville SC but understands the need for improvement against D.C. United. Montreal has not won in their last nine matches, leaving them in 13th place in the Eastern Conference. Despite snapping a four-game losing streak with the draw, Courtois emphasizes the necessity to build on that result. D.C. United also seeks redemption after a series of unimpressive performances. Coach…

Exclusion of Courtois From Belgium’s Euro 2024 Squad Sparks Controversy Upon Witsel’s Return

Real Madrid's goalie Courtois is dropped from Belgium's Euro 2024 squad due to prior issues with coach Tedesco, replacing him with Casteels, Kaminski, and Sels as shot-stoppers. Courtois got injured before and is expected to star in Champions League final. Courtois had a disagreement causing him to exit last June, leading to his absence from Euro 2024. Witsel, who previously retired, is back on Belgium's squad. The team's campaign starts on June 17th, facing Slovakia. The 25-man squad includes Casteels, Kaminski, Sels,…

Montreal Leader Courtois Finds Encouragement in Growth, Yet Still Envious of Messi and Miami’s Success

This weekend, CF Montreal is set to host Inter Miami, with the former having already triumphed against the latter once this season. CF Montreal coach, Laurent Courtois, commended his team's adaptability under his guidance, expressing humor that he'd trade anyone for Lionel Messi. Montreal currently ranks 11th in the Eastern Conference standings, with a significant gap of 12 points from leaders Inter Miami. Despite external influences affecting their performance, Montreal has showcased resilience, especially while…

Ancelotti Suggests Courtois May Sit Out Bayern Clash to Fully Recover from Injury

Thibaut Courtois has recovered from injury, but Andriy Lunin might start for the Bayern Munich match. Carlo Ancelotti is cautious about rushing Courtois back after a long absence due to a knee issue that required surgery. Courtois played for the first time in the season against Cadiz, keeping a clean sheet during a 3-0 win. Although Courtois is in the squad to face Bayern, Ancelotti suggested Lunin might replace him between the posts. Ancelotti emphasized the need for patience in Courtois' recovery process despite a strong…

Courtois Set to Shine in First 2021 Start as Real Madrid Edges Closer to Championship Glory

Thibaut Courtois returns to action this weekend after a long break, but Ancelotti trusts Andriy Lunin for the Champions League match. Real Madrid's head coach revealed that Courtois will start against Cadiz on Saturday since he has recovered fully from two knee injuries. Alessandro also added that Courtois, who has been out for 13 months due to torn ligaments, will be cautious with Courtois and will opt for Lunin in the upcoming crucial Champions League match against Bayern Munich. The coach showed confidence in both…

Courtois’ Euro 2024 Dreams Dashed as Real Madrid Comeback Leaves Him Sidelined

Belgium's goalie, Thibaut Courtois, sidelined for Euro 2024 by Domenico Tedesco following a Real Madrid comeback. Aged 31, he missed the entire season and underwent another knee surgery after a setback in March. Despite hopes of a comeback for LaLiga, Ancelotti benched Courtois for the Champions League semi-final. Tedesco confirmed Courtois won't be selected, emphasizing the focus on fit players in the German media.

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