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Eden Hazard provides injury update after being forced off in Belgium’s Euro 2020 win over Portugal


Hazard a doubt for Friday’s clash with Italy (Picture: Getty)

Eden Hazard is concerned a hamstring injury may have ended his Euro 2020 campaign with Belgium.

The Real Madrid star was forced off after 85 minutes during Sunday’s 1-0 over Portugal and will undergo tests ahead of Friday’s quarter-final showdown against Italy.

Hazard has endured an injury-hit spell as of late and completed a full 90 minutes for the first time since November 2019 in the group stage victory over Finland last week.

A fresh setback however now threatens to sideline him once again – although the former Chelsea star has vowed to remain with the team even if he has no further role to play.

‘I hurt myself, I felt something in the hamstring,’ Hazard told reporters.

Hazard and Roberto Martinez now face a nervous wait (Picture: Getty)

‘I think I have something, we’ll see tomorrow.

‘We will analyse the injury well, we will see the extent afterwards.

‘As captain, I will stay with the group because I have an important role to play.’

Belgium also lost Kevin de Bruyne to injury during Sunday’s 1-0 win over Portugal.

The Manchester City star was forced off early in the second-half with an ankle issue although Roberto Martinez remains hopeful the midfielder will be ready for Friday.

‘It’s too early to say how they are doing,’ Martinez said after the game.

‘With Kevin, it’s the ankle – he couldn’t really turn in the second half. With Eden it’s the muscle, but we have to wait for a diagnosis.’


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