Before World Cup, another injury fear for Belgium’s Kompany

Can Belgium make history

Can Belgium make history

The veteran defender walked off the field early in the second half of Belgium's 0-0 draw with Portugal without waiting to be substituted.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo was absent as he was on a break after helping Real Madrid win the Champions League.

Influential Belgium centre back Vincent Kompany is to undergo scans to evaluate the extent of a groin injury he picked up Saturday night in a 0-0 draw with Portugal, amid fears he could be ruled out of the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Martinez said that World Cup rules allowed the final squad to be named 24 hours before they kick off their campaign. It would be bad news, should we lose Vincent in the World Cup, because he is a top defender.

Belgium have two more warm-up games scheduled, the first of which is against Egypt on Wednesday, while Portugal will head to Russian Federation after their final fixture against Algeria on Thursday, but Martinez will be hoping for positive news on Kompany before naming his final 23-man squad.




The Portugal superstar posted a picture of himself alongside his close friend Miguel Paixao on Instagram while they together stood at a clay tennis court.

The Manchester City captain sustained what is thought to be a groin injury during the 0-0 draw at King Baudouin Stadium.

The defender was forced to miss Euro 2016 after picking up a thigh injury in the Champions League semifinal that May.

Belgium began with their strongest possible 11, apart from the injured Axel Witsel and Thomas Vermaelen, and a trial three-man defence.

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

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