The goalkeeper of the national team Belgium, Thibaut Courtois, have received the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 along with his teammates who did not have antibodies, the Belgian Federation reported on Tuesday.
“A large number of players received the first injection,” the Federation reported in a statement in which it added that footballers who have not been vaccinated because “they have already obtained a sufficient degree of immunity.”
Among the photographs distributed by the team, it was possible to see the goalkeeper of the team and Real Madrid receiving an injection, the defender of the Tottenham Hotspur Toby Alderweireld, Rennes winger Jeremy Doku and Leicester City defender Thimothy Castagne and Vissel Kobe defender Thomas Vermaelen.
Some players from the Belgian team, such as Real Madrid striker and captain of the “Red Devils” Eden Hazard, who tested positive for Covid-19 last November.
On May 19, the Belgian authorities agreed that players and coaching staff of the national team that were going to participate in the Eurocup would be vaccinated with priority, as had been agreed before with the athletes who will participate in the Tokyo Olympic Games also this summer.
The vaccination of the “Red Devils” took place in Tubize, a municipality south of Brussels where Roberto Martínez’s team prepares for the European Championship.