September 4, 2019 / 8:49 AM / 17 days ago

Injured Hazard brothers ruled out of Belgian qualifiers

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Euro 2020 Qualifier - Group I - Cyprus v Belgium - GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus - March 24, 2019 Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their first goal with Thorgan Hazard REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou/File photo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Eden Hazard and his brother Thorgan will miss Belgium’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against San Marino and Scotland through injuries, the Belgian football association said.

The pair reported to the team camp in Tubize on Tuesday for medical checks which confirmed Eden is suffering from a muscle strain while his younger brother has a rib injury.

Eden has yet to make his league debut for Real Madrid since his move to Chelsea because of the injury.

No replacements have been named by coach Roberto Martinez.

Belgium, who have won their opening four qualifiers in Group I, play in San Marino on Friday and then Scotland at Hampden Park on Monday.

Reporting by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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