De Bruyne new captain of DFB opponents Belgium

Former Bundesliga pro Kevin De Bruyne from English champions Manchester City has been named the new captain of the Belgium national team.

The Belgian association confirmed this decision by national coach Domenico Tedesco before the German coach’s first two games on the Red Devils’ bench on Friday (March 24) in the European Championship qualifier in Sweden and four days later (Tuesday/March 28) in Sweden Cologne vs Germany.

De Bruyne succeeds Eden Hazard at the former world number one. The veteran of the Spanish record champions Real Madrid had resigned from the national team after Belgium’s disappointing preliminary round loss at the World Cup in Qatar.

In addition to midfield ace De Bruyne, who played for Werder Bremen and VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, striker Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) was also among the candidates for the captain’s armband.

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