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Kevin De Bruyne set to miss Belgium’s Euro 2020 opener
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Kevin De Bruyne set to miss Belgium’s Euro 2020 opener

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has disclosed that Kevin De Bruyne may play no part in his team's Euro 2020 opener against Russia on June 12. The midfielder suffered facial fractures after a challenge with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger in the UEFA Champions League final last Saturday. De Bruyne does not require any surgery but Martinez remains uncertain about when the 29-year-old will be available for selection. However, he confirmed that the midfielder will return with a fitted face mask similar to the one worn by teammate Jan Vertonghen after he sustained a similar injury whilst playing for Tottenham Hotspur two years ago. He made this known on Wednesday: "De Bruyne is unlikely to be fit for that first match so whoever replaces him will have to show he's ready," READ: Wa...