Simon Kjaer and Charles De Ketelaere hoped to stay in Qatar at least a little longer, taking part in the World Cup with Denmark and Belgium respectively. However, they were eliminated in the group stage.
It was a very disappointing tournament for both teams, with Denmark bottom of their group with one point and Belgium third in their group with four points. Not exactly the best confidence boost for Kjaer and De Ketelaere, in other words.
On the other hand, Stefano Pioli will be able to welcome the duo ahead of schedule. According to today’s edition of Corriere Dello Sport (via MilanNews), both should take part in the training camp in Dubai (also two friendlies).
De Ketelaere could use playing time, frankly, having struggled to establish himself so far in Milan. It will be a couple of games without any special pressure, and that could benefit him a lot.