Euro 2020 – Belgium vs Russia: Kevin de Bruyne along with Axel Witsel will miss Belgium’s opening match of the European Championships against Russia, the team management has confirmed. But problem for World No. 1 ranked team doesn’t end their as they take on Russia in the group opener. Belgium are facing many other problems – take a look
Euro 2020 – Belgium vs Russia: 4 Big problems bothering World No. 1 Belgium as they get ready to take on Russia
Euro 2020 – BEL vs RUS: Problem 1 for Belgium – De Bruyne not available: De Bruyne is still recovering from a fractured nose he suffered while playing for Manchester City in the finals of the Champions League while Witsel has been out of action since January after suffering a torn Achilles while playing for Borussia Dortmund. “Axel Witsel and Kevin De Bruyne did not travel to Russia. They stayed in Tubize to continue their recovery,” Belgium’s official account tweeted.
Belgium will play their first match of Euro 2020 against Russia on Saturday evening.
“The next two days will be really important, just to get de Bruyne back to really being able to move freely and start getting the exercise needed before he can come to the group,” Goal.com quoted Belgium manager Roberto Martinez as saying.
The 29-year-old de Bruyne had suffered facial injuries during the Champions League final against Chelsea. He had suffered a nose bone and left orbital fracture during his side’s 0-1 defeat against Chelsea in the Champions League final.
Euro 2020 – BEL vs RUS: Problem 2 for Belgium – Midfielder Axel Witsel also injured: Another key Belgium player missing against Russia will be defensive midfielder Axel Witsel, who was surprisingly included in the Euro 2020 squad despite missing the final four months of the club season with Borussia Dortmund because of a torn Achilles tendon injury.
Euro 2020 – BEL vs RUS: Problem 3 for Belgium – Eden Hazard’s fitness? Eden Hazard’s health is slightly less clear-cut, with the winger in far-from-perfect shape after an injury-disrupted season with Real Madrid and only being a substitute in Euro 2020 warmup games.
Martinez said Hazard still needed to get “match intensity” so is likely to be on the bench again for the game against Russia, whose chances of an upset win suddenly have improved.
BEL vs RUS: Problem 4 for Belgium – Questions on Belgium Defence: Martinez has selected just five defenders in his 26-man squad, instead looking to unleash the frightening attacking talent at his disposal.
Under Martinez Belgium has been developed into a well-oiled machine and were a perfect ten from ten in qualifying, netting 40 GOALS – but their defence look circumspect.
There’s still much to like about Belgium: the goals of striker Romelu Lukaku, the flourishing of midfielder Youri Tielemans, the foraging runs of wing back Thomas Meunier, the consistency of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. The experience of more than 1,300 international appearances in the squad should also stand Belgium in good stead when it comes to pressure situations in a major tournament.
Belgium vs Russia Head-to-head
- This is the sixth meeting between Belgium and Russia at a major tournament (World Cup + European Championship), but the first at the European Championship.
- Russia won the first two encounters at the 1970 and 1982 World Cup, both as USSR,
- Since then, Belgium have prevailed in all three subsequent matches
Euro 2020 BEL vs RUS LIVE: How to watch Belgium vs Russia LIVE streaming in your country, India
Euro 2020 channel India: Where to watch Euro 2020 BEL vs RUS LIVE in India?
The Sony Sports Network are the official broadcasters of the UEFA Euro CUP in India. The telecast of the same will be available on SONY TEN 2 and SONY TEN 3 (in Hindi) channels from June 11, 2021 to July 12, 2021. The live stream of the games will also be available on the Sony LIV app.
Where will Euro 2020 be held?
Euro CUP will take place from June 12, 2021.
When will Euro 2020 BEL vs RUS be Started? – Date
Euro CUP BEL vs RUS will start on June 13, 2021.
What Time Euro 2020 BEL vs RUS Will begin? Time
Euro CUP BEL vs RUS Will begin at 12:30 AM IST