Kevin De Bruyne has not travelled to St. Petersburg with the Belgian team for Saturday’s Euro 2020 match against Russia. After a minor operation on the fractured nose and eye socket he sustained during the Champions League final against Chelsea on May 29. The Manchester City playmaker returned to the team on Monday.
De Bruyne hasn’t yet trained with the rest of the team, according to Belgium coach Roberto Martinez. He is still on an individual programme to “get him back to really being able to move freely.
When Belgium’s players return to the training camp in Tubize after the group game against Russia, Martinez expects De Bruyne to join full training with the squad.
Belgium’s next match is on Thursday in Copenhagen against Denmark.
Italy’s Stance On European Championship.
Italy prohibits non-essential travel from Turkey, but fans from the country’s diaspora in Europe have flocked to Rome for the European Championship’s opening match.
In Group A of Euro 2020, Turkey will face Italy at the Stadio Olimpico.
Metin Karagulle was riding electric scooters toward the Colosseum with a group of Turkey fans. “We came all the way from Switzerland together,” he says, “and we hope fair play wins.” Tayip Abanoz flew from Stuttgart, Germany, to Rome. It will be “something really big for all the Turkish people who are coming to Rome to watch the game,” according to Abanoz.
Fans in Turkey will be able to travel to Azerbaijan to see the team play in the remaining group games. The Turks will play Wales and Switzerland in Baku, and ticket holders who have proof of a negative COVID-19 test will be allowed to attend.
England’s View On European Championship.
Scotland’s players will take a knee before the European Championship match against England in London. But will stand for the matches against the Czech Republic in Glasgow.
Since last year, the England team has made the anti-racism gesture.
“We have collectively decided to take the knee as a team for the fixture against England at Wembley Stadium,” Scotland captain Andy Roberton says. On June 18, the match will take place.
Spain’s Stance On Euro 2020.
Spain’s squad for the European Championship has been vaccinated against the coronavirus after two players had to be isolated following positive tests for COVID-19.
The shots were given by Spanish Armed Forces medics at the national team’s training facility near Madrid.
Spain will play Sweden in its first Euro 2020 match on Monday in Seville. The tournament’s preparations were thrown off this week when both captain Sergio Busquets and defender Diego Llorente tested positive for the virus.
Euro 2020 was supposed to begin on June 12 of last year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the tournament was postponed for almost exactly one year. The final has been rescheduled for July 11 at London’s Wembley Stadium.
The postponed tournament’s schedule is mostly the same as last year’s, but there are some venue changes. The 51 matches will be held in 11 cities across Africa.
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