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Belgium vs Italy: Kevin De Bruyne likely to start the Quarter Final match against Italy

Belgium’s star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has reportedly recovered from the injury that he suffered in the Round-of-16 match against Portugal, and is now set to start the ever important Quarter Final match against Italy, the dark horses of Euro 2020.

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Kevin De Bruyne had to be subbed out from their match against Portugal at the 48th minute mark after a heavy tackle from Portuguese Defensive midfielder Joao Palhinha. Palhinha made quite a few nasty tackles throughout the match which were controversially neglected by the referee and the 25 year old was lucky not to receive his marching orders.

Kevin De Bruyne suffered an injury in the Round-of-16 match against Portugal

Kevin De Bruyne had suffered an injury in the Champions League final between his side Manchester City and Chelsea which forced him out of the field for almost a month. He also missed Belgium’s first group stage match against Russia for the same reason.

The Manchester City midfielder came in as a substitute in Belgium’s second group stage match against Denmark when they were losing 1-0. De Bruyne completely transformed the fate of the game with a goal and an assist and led his team to victory, making his presence felt in his very first appearance at Euro 2020.

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Kevin De Bruyne’s Injury Update

Kevin De Bruyne is in contention to start the match against Italy

After last week’s injury, Belgium coach Roberto Martinez had opined that Kevin De Bruyne might be unavailable for the match against Italy and that a detailed check would be required. However, SkySports journalist Angelo Mangiante has now confirmed through a tweet that Kevin De Bruyne will be very much available for the match against Italy.

Angelo Mangiante’s tweet

The 30-year-old is a quintessential part of the current Belgium setup and his availability will be a huge sigh of relief for the Red Devils.

Belgium are set to face Italy at Germany’s Allianz Arena, tomorrow at 4:00 am GMT in the second Quarter Final match.

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