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Belgium and Leicester ace Timothy Castagne OUT of Euro 2020 after suffering sickening broken eye socket in head clash


BELGIUM defender Timothy Castagne is OUT of the rest of Euro 2020 after suffering a broken eye socket.

The Leicester ace was involved in a sickening clash of heads with Russia’s Daley Kuzyaev during the Group B clash.

A huge lump had already started to swell on the side of Castagne's head

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A huge lump had already started to swell on the side of Castagne’s headCredit: Reuters
Belgium full-back Timothy Castagne is OUT of the Euros with a fractured eye socket

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Belgium full-back Timothy Castagne is OUT of the Euros with a fractured eye socketCredit: AP
Castagne was involved in a sicekning collsiison with Russia's Daley Kuzyaev

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Castagne was involved in a sicekning collsiison with Russia’s Daley KuzyaevCredit: EPA

Speaking after his side’s 3-0 win, Belgium boss Roberto Martinez said: “He will probably need surgery, he will be out of the Euros.”

Both players were substituted after the horror collision in St Petersburg.

Castagne was helped off the pitch by Belgium’s medical staff, with a lump already appeared to the side of his head.

Belgium were far too good for Russia, with Romelu Lukaku scoring twice and Castagne’s replacement Thomas Meunier bagging the other.

The shocking incident came on the same night the world of football was left stunned when Denmark’s Christian Eriksen was given CPR after collapsing during his side’s game against Finland.

The game was postponed and then restarted, with Finland winning 1-0.

But the result mattered little after the shocking incident involving former Tottenham star Eriksen.

The 29-year-old is reported to be in a ‘stable’ condition and awake in hospital.

Castagne was left with a huge shiner while Russian medics desperately try and strap up Kuzyaev

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Castagne was left with a huge shiner while Russian medics desperately try and strap up KuzyaevCredit: Getty
The Leicester ace left the field with ice on a large lump on his head

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The Leicester ace left the field with ice on a large lump on his headCredit: Rex
The defender had to be helped off the pitch following the clash of heads

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The defender had to be helped off the pitch following the clash of headsCredit: EPA

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It’s been reported tonight that Eriksen had a Facetime call with his Denmark team-mates and asked them to play the match as “he feels better now”.

The shocking scenes happened towards the end of the first half of the teams’ opening Group B match.

Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots told radio station NPO Radio 1 the Danish talisman “breathes and can speak. He is out of danger.”

A UEFA Euro 2020 spokesman tweeted earlier that Eriksen had been transferred to hospital and “has been stabilised”.

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Romelu Lukaku dedicates goal to Inter Milan team-mate Christian Eriksen as he scores for Belgium against Russia





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