Euro 2020: Big blow for Belgium; Kevin De Bruyne ruled out for Euro opener against Russia- In a development coming out of the Belgium camp, Kevin De Bruyne will miss Belgium’s first European Championship match against Russia on Saturday, the Belgian team confirmed on Friday.
De Bruyne fractured his eye socket and nose in the Champions League final and had minor surgery last week, only joining up with his Belgian teammates on Monday. Midfielder Axel Witsel is also recovering from an Achilles tendon injury.
“Axel Witsel and Kevin De Bruyne did not travel to Russia. They stayed in (the Belgian training camp) Tubize to continue their recovery,” the Belgian Red Devils Twitter account said.
Axel Witsel and Kevin De Bruyne did not travel to Russia. They stayed in Tubize to continue their recovery.
Euro 2020 Belgium Schedule:
June 12: vs Russia
June 17: vs Denmark
June 21: vs Finland
Euro 2020 Belgium squad:
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Matz Sels
Defenders: Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Vermaelen, Thomas Meunier, Jason Denayer, Dedryck Boyata, Leander Dendoncker, Timothy Castagne
Midfielders: Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Nacer Chadli, Yannick Carrasco, Youri Tielemans, Thorgan Hazard, Dennis Praet, Hans Vanaken
Forwards: Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens, Romelu Lukaku, Christian Benteke, Michy Batshuayi, Jeremy Doku, Leandro Trossard