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Euro 2020: Eden Hazard-led Belgium well poised to take tournament by scruff of its neck, end long wait for trophy
Drawn in Group B comprising of Russia, Denmark and Finland, Belgium are clear favourites to top their group and set themselves up for a favourable run in the knockouts.
The Manchester City playmaker suffered fractures to his nose and left eye socket after a collision with Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger in the Champions League final a week ago.
The form of some of the players on the top-ranked FIFA team raises a big question mark on its ability to go deep at this year's European Championship
Euro 2020: Belgium coach Roberto Martinez includes Axel Witsel in squad despite midfielder's lack of match fitness
Belgium, the world's top-ranked side, have been drawn in Group B and will play Russia on 12 June, Denmark five days later and Finland on 21 June.
Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel facing 'months' on sideline with torn Achilles tendon
The Belgium defensive midfielder had to be helped off in Saturday's 3-1 win at RB Leipzig as Erling Braut Haaland scored twice and England winger Jadon Sancho claimed his second goal in as many Bundesliga games.
UEFA Nations League: Cristiano Ronaldo crosses 100 national goals in Portugal win, Belgium put five past Iceland
Ronaldo, capped 165 times by Portugal, is second only to Iran's Ali Daei, on 109, in the list of top men's international goal scorers.
Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels, Axel Witsel likely to return for Bayern Munich clash, says coach Lucien Favre
Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels and Axel Witsel look set to be fit in time for Tuesday’s Bundesliga big game against leaders Bayern Munich.
Bundesliga: Axel Witsel ruled out of Borussia Dortmund-Wolfsburg fixture; Emre Can, Giovanni Reyna available as replacements
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel will not be fit in time for Saturday’s Bundesliga match at VfL Wolfsburg but Emre Can and teenager Giovanni Reyna have returned to training following injuries and are available, coach Lucien Favre said on Friday.
Dortmund coach Lucien Favre said Thursday that midfielders Emre Can and Axel Witsel will both miss Saturday's game against Schalke, but said he hoped they could return soon. It will be Dortmund's first game since March and will be played in an empty stadium.
Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund hammer Eintracht Frankfurt 4-0, gain momentum ahead of Champions League clash against PSG
Dortmund bounced back from two consecutive defeats in the German Cup and league last week, filling up on confidence ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League Round of 16 first leg at home to PSG
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich take top spot after Leipzig drop points; Borussia Dortmund thrash Union Berlin 5-0
Bayern Munich scored three goals in the opening 26 minutes to defeat Mainz 3-1 away on Saturday and go a point clear at the top of the Bundesliga with their sixth straight win.
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel has undergone an operation after suffering a facial injury at home and has been ruled out of action until next year, manager Lucien Favre has said.
Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund aim to rediscover 'killer instinct' ahead of clash against third-placed Freiburg
Back-to-back draws against mid-table teams Eintracht Frankfurt and Werder Bremen -- having been ahead on both occasions -- left Dortmund eighth in the table.
Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund concede late own goal to draw against Eintracht Frankfurt, drop down to third spot in league
Marco Reus was left fuming after Borussia Dortmund conceded a late own goal to draw 2-2 at Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday and lose ground on Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig.
Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund stars criticized by bosses for inviting barber to team hotel ahead of Champions League match
Dortmund's professionalism was criticised in the German media before the team even flew from Dortmund after their plane was delayed because Jadon Sancho and Diallo forgot their passports and Omer Toprak lost his boarding pass
Bundesliga: League-leaders Borussia Dortmund turn down Germany international Julian Weigl's request for PSG transfer
However, Weigl's desire to leave Dortmund is understandable, given his lack of opportunities in the first half of the season, after being courted by PSG and their head coach Thomas Tuchel
Witsel claimed the winner on 19 minutes when the ball fell to the midfielder from a corner and he reacted fastest, smashing home off the underside of the crossbar.
Bundesliga: Leaders Borussia Dortmund eke out narrow win over RB Leipzig; Moenchengladbach beat Bayer Leverkusen
Borussia Dortmund restored their six-point lead over Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday as Axel Witsel netted in their 1-0 away win at fourth-placed RB Leipzig.
Axel Witsel scored with a stunning bicycle kick on his Dortmund home debut as his side roared back with a 4-1 win against RB Leipzig despite conceding after just 31 seconds.