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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...
Barcelona are interested in Roberto Martinez
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Barcelona are interested in Roberto Martinez

Barcelona have been in the news in recent weeks regarding managerial changes and reports suggest that the club are eyeing a move for Belgium national team coach Roberto Martinez. Ronald Koeman's future at Camp Nou still remains fairly uncertain although the recent meeting with club president Joan Laporta suggested that there were positives, with the Dutchman's agent Rob Jansen claiming that his client could continue beyond the end of his current contract with the Catalans. However, it appears that the initial meeting was inconclusive as Laporta appears to be on a search for replacements before the next meeting with Koeman where a major final decision will be made. One of the names that have emerged as a possible replacement for the Dutch manager is former Swansea, Wigan, Everton, ...
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Roberto Martinez says Hazard has recovered from surgery

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has disclosed that Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard has recovered well from ankle surgery. He made this known on Sunday but didn't point out the time frame for his return to action. Hazard underwent the operation in Dallas last month after fracturing his ankle. It seemed like the 29-year-old would go on another lengthy spell on the sidelines but the break due to the coronavirus pandemic means that he might feature this season depending on when La Liga resumes. READ: Moise Kean linked with a return to the Serie A “I know he is recovering well. He is not far from running again and there are no complications,” Martinez said in a chat with some Belgian media outlets. “Everything went well with the operation, but you also hope that everything goes well...