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27-02-2018 | 20:22 Football

Yannick Carrasco: 'I can make Belgium World Cup squad'

Yannick Carrasco has said that he can still make Belgium's World Cup squad, despite penning a move to Chinese side Dalian Yifang on Monday.

"My distance from the European continent does not mean that my ambition to participate in the World Cup is reduced," the midfielder told reporters. "I will make the necessary efforts to show the coach of the Belgian team that I am ready to participate in the World Cup in Russia this summer. "The Chinese championship is booming, the working conditions are excellent, the new infrastructures are modern and they are available for both players and fans. The level of play improves every season. "I am very happy and eager to join my new teammates at Dalian Yifang in the coming days. The project and offer of the club are a great sign of confidence and respect, and represent an opportunity to develop my qualities and my future."

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