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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...