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."