Kevin De Bruyne To Miss Belgium’s First EURO Group Fixture
Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is officially out for Belgium’s first group stage match at EURO 2020 tomorrow against Russia. The Manchester City player is still recovering from a fractured nose and eye socket from the Champions League final on May 29.
Throughout their EURO 2020 qualifying campaign, nobody had more goal involvements for Belgium than De Bruyne. Four goals and seven assists prove his importance for the side and finding his way back into the lineup as soon as possible will be crucial to helping them make the deep run they are aiming for.
Belgium should be fine in a somewhat easy Group B and will still be a shoo-in to beat Russia in their opening fixture, with or without their star midfielder. His return will be crucial in the knockout stages as the competition level will increase and he will be more desired for his creativity, finishing, and ball-carrying abilities.
Belgium faces Russia on Saturday in Krestovsky Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia with kick-off at 3:00 p.m. The Red Devils remain solid favorites at -120 on the three-way money line, per the FanDuel Sportsbook.
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