Hazard must prove fitness before playing for Belgium



Champions League - Round of 16 Second Leg - Manchester City v Real Madrid


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Champions League – Round of 16 Second Leg – Manchester City v Real Madrid

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Injury plagued Eden Hazard will have to play some football for Real Madrid in their next two games or will be left out of Belgium’s squad for their three internationals in October, coach Roberto Martinez said on Wednesday.

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Hazard, 29, has yet to play this season as he has struggled with an ankle injury and faces a race to be fit for Real’s La Liga matches against Real Valladolid on Wednesday and at Levante on Sunday.

“If Eden gets onto the pitch at Real he will join us but if not, then he will stay and train individually in Madrid,” said Martinez as he named a 33-man squad for the trio of matches.

Belgium meet the Ivory Coast in Brussels on Oct. 8 in a friendly and then

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