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Aston Villa Set For Christian Benteke Club-Versus-Country Row With Belgium

Belgium need just a point to make it to Brazil 2014. 

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Aston Villa appear to be on a collision course with Belgium over the fitness of key front man Christian Benteke ahead of this month’s Fifa World Cup qualifying double header, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

The powerful Belgium international suffered a hip injury in the club’s 1-0 win over Norwich City at Carrow Road in the Premier League last month, with Villa head coach Paul Lambert initially ruling Benteke out of action for as long as six weeks.

However, the 22-year-old appears to be recovering quicker than expected and now Belgium manager Marc Wilmots wants his striker to feature in Croatia a week on Friday.

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