Belgium, Kompany awaiting scan results on injured groin

Kristopher Nichols
June 4, 2018

However, the Manchester City man has been deemed fit enough to be included in Roberto Martinez's travelling party.

Belgium defender Vincent Kompany left the field hurt as his side and Portugal drew 0-0 in an evenly balanced friendly on Saturday as each side showed attacking intent ahead of this month's World Cup.

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They may be the envy of most of the world, given the number of top-class stars in their squad, but on this evidence Belgium remain well short of being a world-conquering team.

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Cape Town - Roberto Martinez has named a star-studded 23-man Belgium squad ahead of the 2018 Soccer World Cup in Russian Federation with defender Vincent Kompany included despite suffering a groin injury. Belgium play Panama on 18 June before facing other Group G opponents Tunisia and England. Kompany, fitness permitting, is still a colossus, while Tottenham Hotspur duo Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are among the best defenders in the Premier League. It's essential for us to give him every opportunity. "He's been working very hard in the camp, played in a fantastic manner against Portugal".

The two potential World Cup dark horses will meet in what is sure to be a hotly contested friendly.

"I won't bother Cristiano by calling him, after a spell where he's put in so much effort and is exhausted".

Former Manchester United forward Adnan Januzaj was a surprise inclusion, while Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke was one of five players to miss out, as well as goalkeeper Matz Sels, Watford's Christian Kabasele and Jordan Lukaku. But it is for the balance of the squad.

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