Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne, right, pasess the ball toBelgium's Eden Hazard as they take part in a training session in the Kaliningrad stadium at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Kaliningrad, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. England play Belgium in a group G match Thursday, in Kaliningrad. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Birthday boy De Bruyne to party with Manchester City mates

June 28, 2018 - 5:55 am
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KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Kevin De Bruyne jokingly says he has invited some Manchester City teammates to his birthday party.

De Bruyne turned 27 on Thursday, the day his Belgium team plays England at the World Cup in Kaliningrad.

In a tweet , De Bruyne says he invited some of his club teammates to his party. The tweet includes a picture of Raheem Sterling, John Stones, Fabian Delph and Kyle Walker, all fellow Manchester City players who are on England's squad.

Whether they meet on the pitch remains to be seen.

Both teams already are qualified for the round of 16, and Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has said it would be "unprofessional" to use players who have yellow cards. De Bruyne is one of those players. A second yellow card would mean missing Belgium's next match.

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