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Belgium fret over Hazard, De Bruyne for Italy quarter-final

Belgium are anxiously waiting on the fitness of stars Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard for their Euro 2020 quarter-final showdown against Italy on Friday. Thorgan Hazard fired Belgium into the last eight with the goal that knocked out holders Portugal, but the fitness of his brother Eden and De Bruyne is Belgium’s main concern before facing the Azzurri in Munich. De Bruyne came off early in the second half against Portugal with an ankle knock, while Belgian captain Hazard injured a hamstring late in the game. Neither trained Wednesday with Belgium’s medical staff working around the clock to get them fit to face Italy. Coach Roberto Martinez admits neither player will probably be 100 per cent in Munich, “but we will use every day to get them as fit as possible”. Manchester Ci...
Belgium spoil Eriksen tribute with comeback win over Denmark
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Belgium spoil Eriksen tribute with comeback win over Denmark

De Bruyne came off the bench at half-time to make his first appearance of the tournament Kevin De Bruyne inspired Belgium to a 2-1 victory over Denmark in Copenhagen on Thursday and secured a place in the Euro 2020 knockout stage as fans and players showed their support for Christian Eriksen. Yussuf Poulsen gave the hosts a second-minute lead, but De Bruyne came off the bench at half-time to make his first appearance of the tournament after injury and teed up Thorgan Hazard to equalise before scoring the winner with a fine strike. The match was paused after 10 minutes -- a reference to Eriksen's number 10 -- for a minute's applause for the Denmark midfielder, who suffered a cardiac arrest in his team's game against Finland last weekend. The 29-year-old Inter Milan player is re...