Belgium changes Russia travel itinerary following Covid-19 concerns

Belgium have decided to make some changes to their travel plans as they have concerns regarding the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
Belgium have decided to make some changes to their travel plans as they have concerns regarding the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Belgium have decided to make some changes to their travel plans as they have concerns regarding the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

The Red Devils were supposed to travel from Copenhagen following their match against Denmark in the Euro 2020 to St Petersburg to prepare for their final encounter against Finland on Monday.

But the footballers will now be back at Tubize, their base camp and will have to travel to St Petersburg just before the game.

A statement read: “During our recent stay in St Petersburg we experienced that being a few days abroad in a hotel in a big city during COVID times, is for the organisation of a training camp much more complex and difficult than before.

“The Belgian FA has been forced to undertake this action in order to protect its players and staff

“By doing so, the players will train in Tubize, in a more COVID-safe environment and with the best possible training conditions.

“Since St Petersburg will organise three extra games, the training ground at the Petrovsky stadium will suffer more, which could play a key role in the preparation for the Finland game.”

The decision came in the midst of rising Covid-19 cases within the participant countries. Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo is the latest player to contract the virus and has been replaced by Diogo Dalot.

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