Thorgan Hazard: Belgium winger will not travel to face Finland in Euro 2020 group game - The Athletic

Thorgan Hazard has not been included in B...

Thorgan Hazard has not been included in Belgiums squad to face Finland in Saint Petersburg.

Earlier in the week, Belgium manager Roberto Martinez said Hazard was carrying a "minor injury" and it has been confirmed that the 28-year-old will not be travelling with the squad for their final Group B fixture on Monday.

Hazard started both of Belgiums opening matches, a 3-0 win against Russia and a 2-1 victory over Denmark. He also chipped in with an important goal in the hard-fought victory against the Danes.

What has been said?

A post from the Belgium national teams Twitter account confirmed: "Thorgan Hazard wont travel with the team to Saint Petersburg."

What is the nature of the injury?

The Borussia Dortmund winger is believed to have suffered a knock on his knee during the Denmark game. He also did not train with the rest of the squad on Saturday.

Is there any other Belgium team news?

Yes.

Martinez confirmed during his pre-match press conference that veterans Axel Witsel, Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne will start Belgiums fixture against Finland following their recent injury problems.

“Eden, Kevin and Axel will start against Finland because we need to see how (fit) they are and how long they can play," Martinez said.

"And its an opportunity for us to stretch their match fitness to the maximum level.”

Belgium has already qualified for the last 16 after their wins against Russia and Denmark.

(Photo: Martin Rose - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

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