Manchester City star man Kevin De Bruyne may have to miss Belgium’s first Euro 2020 matches in the group stage.

De Bruyne was forced off the Champions League Final after a rough collision with Chelsea ace Antonio Rudiger on 60 minutes.

The playmaker was diagnosed with acute nose bone fracture and left orbital fracture.

According to ESPN, the 29-year-old will need three weeks to heal, which means he may not have any part in the group stage against Denmark, Finland and Russia.

However, there is no way De Bruyne is going to miss the whole tournament as long as Belgium make it out of the group stage.

Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney ‘would have tried absolutely everything’ to persuade Jamie Vardy to play at Euro 2020 – as he rates him an ideal strike-partner for England skipper Harry Kane.

Vardy, 34, retired from international football in 2018 but is still in hot form for Leicester.

Derby boss Rooney, 35, wrote in his Sunday Times column: “One man I wish was in Gareth’s squad is Jamie Vardy.

“I would have tried absolutely everything to lure him out of retirement for these finals.

“I know some people may be surprised at this, especially with the legal case between my wife and Jamie’s wife, but this is my honest football opinion.

“He may be 34, but Jamie is still a brilliant player, who was involved in 24 goals in the Premier League this season and would have been a great asset – not only as an impact sub but as a potential starter.

“Look at how Kane has been playing for Tottenham Hotspur, dropping deeper and playing through balls – Jamie could have been running on to them.”

And finally, Harry Maguire seems confident of featuring in England’s Euro 2020 kick-off match against Croatia on June 13.

The Manchester United star suffered an ankle injury against Aston Villa and has since been in a race against time to be fit for the summer’s Euros.

According to the Daily Mail, however, the centre-back’s progress is looking good and there is confidence that he will be fit in just two weeks.

The Red Devils are reportedly set to meet Maguire on Monday for a fresh check-up, with the results once again beamed to Gareth Southgate’s physios.



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