UEFA EURO 2020 has reached its quarterfinal stages. Belgium has a good run in the tournament until now. They will play against Italy to make a place in the semifinals of the tournament. But their main player is absent from playing XI. Fans want to know Why Kevin De Bruyne is not playing for Belgium in Euro 2020.
Kevin De Bruyne went off in the match against Portugal due to an ankle injury. He hurt his ankle after being tackled from behind by Portugal mid-fielder João Palhinha. He immediately asked to be replaced, with Dries Mertens coming in for him in the 48th minute. The Manchester City player was in pain and slowly walked off the field with a little limp. Palhinha was shown a yellow card for his tackle. Belgium won that fixture with a score of 1-0. De Bruyne asked to be replaced three minutes into the second half due to an ankle injury, while Hazard pulled up three minutes from time in a double blow to the top-ranked Belgians. De Bruyne has ligament bruising and Hazard suffered a hamstring twinge, Martinez told a news conference, putting their chances of playing at 50-50.
Both Hazard and De Bruyne were injured just before the European Championship but recovered in time to help Belgium through the group phase and inject more confidence into the squad.
Belgium Euro 2020 Squad
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Matz Sels
Defenders: Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Vermaelen, Thomas Meunier, Jason Denayer, Dedryck Boyata, Leander Dendoncker, Timothy Castagne
Midfielders: Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Nacer Chadli, Yannick Carrasco, Youri Tielemans, Thorgan Hazard, Dennis Praet, Hans Vanaken
Forwards: Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens, Romelu Lukaku, Christian Benteke, Michy Batshuayi, Jeremy Doku, Leandro Trossard