Hazard brothers both out of Belgium’s European qualifiers

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Belgium's Eden Hazard, centre, is challenged by Scotland's Kenny McLean, right, during a Euro 2020 qualifying match between Belgium and Scotland at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Olivier Matthys/AP)

BRUSSELS — Real Madrid‘s Eden Hazard and his brother Thorgan have both withdrawn from Belgium’s squad for upcoming European Championship qualifiers because of injuries.

The Belgium team says the Hazards left the squad after it was determined they weren’t fit to play against San Marino on Friday or Scotland on Monday.

Eden Hazard has a thigh problem and hasn’t played a competitive game for Real Madrid since joining the Spanish club in the summer.

Real coach Zinedine Zidane had expressed frustration that Hazard was joining up with the Belgian team instead of focusing on his recovery.

Borussia Dortmund‘s Thorgan Hazard missed his team’s Bundesliga loss to Union Berlin on Saturday with a bruised rib.

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