Injury update on De Bruyne, Hazard ahead of Italy clash
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Injury update on De Bruyne, Hazard ahead of Italy clash

Belgium are sweating on the fitness of Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard ahead of tonight's EURO 2020 quarter-final clash against Italy. 

The duo picked injuries in the Red Devils' 1-0 victory over Portugal in the Round of 16. 

De Bruyne was substituted two minutes into the second half with an ankle ligament strain, following a challenge from Joao Palhinha, while Hazard was withdrawn three minutes before full-time with a hamstring problem. 

Speaking on Thursday during a press conference, Belgium boss Roberto Martinez said; "We all know we are fighting against time. We are going to wait until the last minute to make that decision.

"We'll see tomorrow if they can be involved or not," the Spaniard said. "Unfortunately, at the moment we cannot make a decision."

Despite his comments, De Bruyne is expected to make the starting team, with Hazard on the bench. 

Belgium face Italy in the second match of the day, with Switzerland playing Spain in the other fixture. 

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