The Belgian national team has submitted their final bid for Euro 2020, which includes Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne. The injured De Bruyne is still in Belgium’s Euro 2020 line-up, and not the provisional one, the final one.
The City suffered an injury in the Champions League final last Saturday in Porto.
He was left with a fractured nose and left eye socket wall after he collided with Antonio Rüdiger. In the aftermath,
But though recently injured, De Bruyne is still in Belgium’s Euro 2020 line-up, being included in the final squad.
However, Belgium national team’s coach Roberto Martinez has said on Wednesday that De Bruyne is still recovering from facial fractures.
And so, per Martinez, his standing in the Belgium squad remains dubious: “I would say that until next week we won’t know exactly where we are with Kevin. Now, allow him now to relax.
“He could be available for the Euros but when, we don’t know at the moment. It’s too early to give you an answer now, we must first get the green light from the medical side.”
De Bruyne may join up with Belgium’s squad, as planned, just days before their opening Group B match. This match is against Russia in St Petersburg on June 13.
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Simon Mignolet (Club Brugge), Matz Sels (Strasbourg)
Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Dedryck Boyata (Hertha Berlin), Timothy Castagne (Leicester), Jason Denayer (Lyon), Thomas Meunier (Dortmund), Thomas Vermaelen (Vissel Kobe), Jan Vertonghen (Benfica)
Midfielders: Nacer Chadli (İstanbul Başakşehir), Yannick Carrasco (Atlético Madrid), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Leander Dendoncker (Wolves), Eden Hazard (Real Madrid), Thorgan Hazard (Dortmund), Dennis Praet (Leicester), Youri Tielemans (Leicester), Hans Vanaken (Club Brugge), Axel Witsel (Dortmund)
Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Crystal Palace), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace), Jeremy Doku (Rennes), Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan), Dries Mertens (Napoli), Leandro Trossard (Brighton)