Timothy Castagne

Rooted In Belgium, Developed In Leicester – Castagne's Football Journey

12 June, 2021 should have been a landmark day in Timothy Castagne’s career. Selected for his first major international tournament, the Leicester City full-back was in Belgium's starting XI to face Russia.

Things started well, too. Romelu Lukaku opened his account via a goal 10 minutes into the Red Devils' inaugural game of UEFA EURO 2020. But it would soon turn sour, with Castagne suffering a double fracture in his eye socket.

Russia had launched a quick counter-attack from a Belgium corner and, as the ball span in the air, Timothy and Daler Kuzyaev both contested for the ball. A clash of heads led to medical staff from both teams rushing on the field.

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