Kevin De Bruyne has labelled Euro 2020 a "fake competition" and a "disgrace" after Belgium's group details for the competition were understood.

Roberto Martinez's side won all 10 qualifiers to finish top of Group I, and qualify automatically for next year's finals. The Red Devils now know they will be in Group B for Euro 2020 with Denmark, Russia, and Finland or Wales ahead of the draw taking place.


Belgium are one of the top-seeded countries, along with England, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Ukraine. But since four of those countries will be hosting matches, and all hosts being split into pairs, the Belgians must join two other hosts. 

However, they can't join another top seed while Russia and Ukraine are being kept apart due to their political climate. 

This means Belgium aren't left with too much to wonder about who their possible opponents can be, and ​Manchester City's De Bruyne is clearly unhappy with that being clear prior to the teams being pulled out of a hat on November 30.

Speaking to Belgian outlet ​HLN Sport, the 28-year-old said: "It’s a disgrace. For me, this feels like competition distortion. Football has become more and more a business".

De Bruyne featured in six of Belgium's qualifiers, scoring four times and assisting six goals.

This will be the 16th edition of the European Championship and is being held across the continent as a 'romantic' one-off event to celebrate the 60th birthday of the competition, according to former UEFA chief Michel Platini.

Russia, Denmark, Italy, Azerbaijan, Holland, Romania, Scotland, England, Spain, Ireland, Germany, and Hungary are tournament hosts. The tournament kicks off in Rome's Olympic Stadium on June 12 with the finals taking place at Wembley on July 12.