De Bruyne on the "fake" Euro 2020 draw format
Belgium qualified for Euro 2020 in style, but Kevin De Bruyne is unhappy that his side already know who they will face Russia and Denmark.
Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne labelled Euro 2020 a "fake competition" and claimed the draw format is a sign of football becoming more of a business than a sport.
De Bruyne on 'fake' Euros
Roberto Martinez's side won all 10 qualifiers to finish top of Group I and qualify automatically for next year's finals, which will be staged in 12 different cities across Europe.
The group draw will take place on November 30 - and here is everything you need to know - but, due to seedings and rules involving host nations, Belgium already know they will be drawn into Group B with Russia and Denmark.
Belgium can start planning for the expansive tournament, but Manchester City star De Bruyne is unhappy with the format.
"It's a shame," he told VTM Nieuws after scoring twice in Tuesday's 6-1 win over Cyprus.
"For me, this feels like a fake competition. Football has become more and more [like] a business."
De Bruyne featured in six of Belgium's qualifiers, scoring four times and assisting a further six goals.
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