De Bruyne named as the new captain of Belgium
Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne will serve as the new Belgium national team captain.
Belgium confirmed on Tuesday that Kevin De Bruyne will be their new captain following Eden Hazard's retirement after the 2022 World Cup.
"It's an honour for me to be named and represent the country in this way,"
De Bruyne told RTL-TVI television.
"I'm almost 32. I've never considered international retirement. I think I can still bring something to the table and help the youngsters,"
Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Romelu Lukaku will be Belgium's vice-captains.
De Bruyne has scored 25 goals in 97 games for Belgium. He will make his debut as skipper in Sweden on Friday in a Euro 2024 qualifier.
Belgium under new coach Domenico Tedesco will also face Austria, Azerbaijan, and Estonia in the Euro 2024 qualifiers round.
Tedesco’s side also plays with Germany in a friendly on March 28. Tedesco took over from Roberto Martinez following Belgium's group-stage exit at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
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