Eden Hazard looks set to miss Belgium’s forthcoming Nations League clash against England after testing positive for coronavirus.
Real Madrid announced on Saturday that Hazard, along with team mate Casemiro, had tested positive. Both players will now undergo a period of self-isolation, missing Real’s trip to Valencia on Sunday.
The isolation period will rule Hazard out of Belgium’s home game against England on November 15.
The news will be received as terrible timing for the former Chelsea man. He has endured an injury-hit spell at the Bernabeu and had only recently returned to action.
Hazard also used one word to describe his first season with Los Blancos after his high-profile switch from Stamford Bridge.
Casemiro also tests positive
Meanwhile, Brazil’s Casemiro would be unlikely to be allowed to feature in World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Uruguay.
A statement from the Spanish club read: “Real Madrid C.F. informs that our players, Casemiro and Eden Hazard, have tested positive in the COVID-19 tests undertaken Friday.
“All of the other first-team players and coaching staff, as well as the club employees who work directly with the squad, tested negative in yesterday’s tests.
“Meanwhile, all of them, apart from Casemiro and Hazard, once again tested negative in the antigen tests taken this morning.”