Eden Hazard News
Hazard, who played as an attacking midfielder or winger, made his Belgium debut in 2008 as a teenager and collected a total of 126 caps, scoring 33 goals.
Belgium, who finished third at the tournament in Russia in 2018, are still ranked second in the world but many of the much-vaunted "Golden Generation" are now in their 30s
Barca were hoping to join Real Madrid in the last eight but instead it is Athletic who advance, joining Madrid, Real Sociedad, Mallorca, Rayo Vallecano, Cadiz, Valencia and Real Betis in Friday's draw for the last eight.
After missing the trip to Saudi Arabia, Bale is available to play against Elche on Thursday in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey, when Hazard could also be given minutes.
The stalemate reduced Madrid’s lead at the top of LaLiga from eight points to six at the end of the weekend, after second-placed Sevilla snatched a late victory over Atletico Madrid on Saturday.
LaLiga: Eden Hazard 'not happy' over lack of playing time at Real Madrid but staying professional, says Carlo Ancelotti
Hazard has not started any of Madrid’s last six matches and he was an unused substitute on Wednesday in the Champions League victory over Shakhtar Donetsk.
Hazard has endured a nightmare two years riddled with injuries since joining from Chelsea for 100 million euros ($115.9 million) and he stayed on the bench during Madrid's 2-1 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou on Sunday.
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Euro 2020: Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard's fitness a concern for Belgium in QF showdown against Italy
Thorgan Hazard fired Belgium into the last eight with the goal that knocked out holders Portugal, but the fitness of his brother Eden and De Bruyne is Belgium's main concern before facing the Azzurri in Munich.
Captain Hazard and midfielder De Bruyne both hobbled off during Belgium's 1-0 last-16 win over Portugal last weekend.
Belgium's reserve goalkeeper Simon Mignolet will leave the squad because of a knee injury sustained during training.
Belgium, however, would be worried about Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard, who both hobbled off injured and will undergo scans on Monday.
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Follow all the live action from the Group B match between Finland and Belgium on Firstpost.com's LIVE blog!
Euro 2020: Spain's LaLiga makes its presence felt at Europe's elite tournament with players in every group
From the opening match and maybe to the final, there will be a significant LaLiga presence at this year’s European Championship. It should be a fun summer of action as 24 national teams battle it out.
Euro 2020: Belgium's Thorgan Hazard to miss match against Finland, likely to be replaced by brother Eden
Hazard took a "slight knock to the knee" but "there is nothing to worry about", Martinez said.
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
Hazard missed a big part of the season because of injuries but had been playing regularly recently.