Hit in the face in the Champions League final with Manchester City (0-1 against Chelsea, May 29) and operated a few days later due to a double fracture, Kevin De Bruyne (29) knew he would be complicated to be fully recovered for Belgium’s first match at Euro 2020.
Not surprisingly, the withdrawal of the midfielder voted best player in the Premier League by his peers this season will not be part of the Red Devils against Russia this Sunday (9 p.m.). Belgium formalized the withdrawal of Kevin De Bruyne for this meeting this Friday, indicating that he had not made the trip to Saint Petersburg, like Axel Witsel (32), who will also miss this first game. Hard blow for Roberto Martinez.
Axel Witsel and Kevin De Bruyne did not travel to Russia. They stayed in Tubize to continue their recovery. 🇧🇪
– Belgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) June 11, 2021