The Manchester City star is continuing his recovery from a fractured nose and eye socket

Belgium have confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne and Axel Witsel will both miss the team’s Euro 2020 opener against Russia on Saturday.

De Bruyne is still recovering from a fractured nose and eye socket he suffered in the Champions League final with Manchester City, which required a minor operation.

Witsel, meanwhile, has been out since January after suffering a torn Achilles with Borussia Dortmund.

What was said?

“Axel Witsel and Kevin De Bruyne did not travel to Russia. They stayed in Tubize to continue their recovery,” read a tweet from Belgium’s official Twitter account.