Kevin De Bruyne did not participate in Belgium’s training, yesterday, Wednesday, which reduces the chances of his participation in the first match of his country’s team in the European Football Championship against Russia, in Saint Petersburg, the day after tomorrow, Saturday.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said that it was unlikely that prominent midfielder (De Bruyne) would participate in the match against Russia, which comes in Group B, after he suffered a double fracture in his face during his participation with his team, Manchester City, in the Champions League final, last month. .
De Bruyne suffered a broken nose and the bones surrounding his left eye socket, and underwent minor surgery last week.
On Monday, De Bruyne joined his colleagues in the Belgium national team during the last week of preparations for the continental championship, but he has not yet participated in training.
The Belgian national team will train again in Brussels on Thursday, before traveling to Saint Petersburg on Friday, to face Russia.
The European Nations Cup 2020 will open tomorrow, Friday, with the match between Italy and Turkey, and the tournament hosted by 11 European cities will continue for a whole month.
The tournament was supposed to be held in the summer of last year, but it was decided to postpone it for the current year due to the crisis of the Corona virus pandemic.