Euro 2020: De Bruyne out of Belgium first game against Russia 
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Euro 2020: De Bruyne out of Belgium first game against Russia 

Belgium will miss the services of Kevin De Bruyne when they take on Russia in their first game of Euro 2020. 

De Bruyne was left as Belgium traveled to Russia but he hopes to be ready for the team's second Group B match next Thursday. 

"I am aiming to be ready for the game against Denmark," De Bruyne told Uefa.com.

The Manchester City midfielder suffered the injuries from a tackle by Chelsea defender Antonio Ruediger in Porto last month. De Bruyne had to be substituted and watched on as his City teammates lost 1-0.

Belgium will also be without Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel on Saturday as he too stayed behind to focus on recovering from Achilles tendon surgery. 

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