Everton's Fellaini on collision course with Belgium coach

Marouane Fellaini's international future is in the balance after Belgium's hardline coach Dick Advocaat questioned his attitude and again attacked him over the 'toothgate' affair, when he pulled out of a World Cup qualifier to keep a dental appointment.

Marouane Fellaini's international future is in the balance after Belgium's hardline coach Dick Advocaat questioned his attitude and again attacked him over the 'toothgate' affair, when he pulled out of a World Cup qualifier to keep a dental appointment.

Sportsmail can reveal that Everton's £15million record signing from Standard Liege has been at odds with Advocaat since the start of the 62-year old's reign last month.

As he prepared for this weekend's game with Hungary, the former Rangers manager said: "I still think it was very strange for him to make an appointment like that, and miss a World Cup game, because it was a very important week for Belgium.

"That is still clear in my mind, and I will remember it. Fellaini did not do a good thing for me. Sometimes, these things can happen in football, but, in my opinion, it was not appropriate conduct for a player with a national team.

"It seems to me that there are one or two players in the squad who place themselves above the rest, and I am working to put that right."

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