EURO 2020

Belgium boss Martinez confident in seeing the best of Hazard at Euro 2020

Belgium will begin their preparations on May 31, said Martinez without De Bruyne who plays in the Champions League final and will join the squad on June 7.

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There were no shocks in the Belgium squad, which includes Real Madrid's Eden Hazard, despite an injury-filled season, as well as Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne and Youri Tielemans, hero of Saturday’s FA Cup final win for Leicester City.

“We are pleased things are going better with Eden Hazard and we are looking forward to him reaching his top level again in the next weeks. He is our captain and will play an important role,” Martinez told a news conference.

Belgium will begin their preparations on May 31, said Martinez, except for De Bruyne who plays in the Champions League final and will join the squad on June 7. That means he will miss warm-up friendlies against Greece on June 3 and Croatia on June 6 in Brussels.

Belgium, who have been top of the FIFA rankings for the last three years, will take on Denmark, Finland and Russia in Group B, starting with the Russians in St Petersburg on June 12.

Belgium are the first of the 24 countries competing at Euro 2020 to name their final 26-man squad. Martinez has put 11 other players on standby.