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The Belgium goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, has been ruled out of the UEFA Euro 2024, the head coach Domenico Tedesco confirmed on Tuesday, April 30. Notably, after suffering a left knee ligament injury, the 31-year-old has missed the entire season of club football with Real Madrid, and his recovery took a turn for the worse when he underwent another knee operation.

Last December, Thibaut Courtois, who has 102 national caps, talked about giving up on playing at the UEFA Euro 2024 in Germany due to his left knee injury. Furthermore, since the summer of last year, he has been on frosty terms with Domenico Tedesco after getting overlooked for the captaincy role of Belgium in favour of Romelu Lukaku.

Domenico Tedesco spoke to the German media about the situation involving Thibaut Courtois and said, “On this topic, everything has already been said. I don’t want a tit-for-tat situation.” He also pointed out the decision of the Belgium goalkeeper from last December, which allowed him and his staff to prepare on other options.

“We are focusing on players who are in good shape,” remarked the Belgium head coach. Meanwhile, Thibaut Courtois joined the Real Madrid group on April 29, Monday, ahead of their UEFA Champions League semi-final first-leg clash against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

The game ended in a 2-2 draw after Vinicius Jr scored a brace for Real Madrid either side of the two goals from Leroy Sane and Harry Kane for Bayern Munich.