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Kompany could feature for Belgium

by Michelle Fortune , 19 March 2013

Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany could feature for Belgium in the upcoming World Cup qualifying double-header despite not featuring for his club since January.


Kompany has not played for City since sustaining a calf injury in the FA Cup win at Stoke on January 26 but he was named in the Belgium squad for the World Cup qualifiers and reported for duty over the weekend.

Belgium assistant head coach Vital Borkelmans insists no decision has been made on whether the 26-year-old will play, but he is pleased the defender has joined up with the squad ahead of the qualifiers.

"Vincent is now training with the physical coach. He also trained very hard at City," Borkelmans told Sky Sports News.

"He is very important for the group and we are quite happy he is here. We will make a decision on Wednesday or Thursday whether he can play or not.

"We talk many times with the coach [at City] but Vincent is very important to us. He is the captain of the team."

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