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UEFA EURO 2020: Belgium squad to be given COVID-19 jab

 

Any player selected as part of the Belgium squad for this summer’s European Championships will be vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of the competition.

The Belgian government confirmed the news, with all players set to receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, which requires a single dose to be fully effective and is distributed in Europe by subsidiary Janssen.

Belgium’s squad boasts the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois.

The Red Devils are the top-ranked team by FIFA and the Belgian federation praised all those involved in allowing the vaccination to happen: “This is very importnant regarding the role we want to play at the championship,” they said.

 

Have Belgium Set an Example?

 

Following Gareth Southgate’s provisional squad announcement, English fans are beginning to turn their attention to the Euros.

But is it likely that the Three Lions squad will be vaccinated?

There has been no announcement from the UK government that the English team will receive vaccinations.

Should England fail to make it out of the group, all three of their games will have taken place at Wembley and any foreign travel will have been cut out of their tournament.

However, if England do make it out of their group, then they could end up in Copenhagen, Budapest, Seville or Glasgow for the knockout stages.


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