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FIFA World Cup: Vincent Kompany is Belgium's leader, but often injured

India TV News Desk 19 Jun 2014, 23:51:37 IST
India TV News Desk
MOGI DAS CRUZES, Brazil :  There is little not to like about Belgium defender Vincent Kompany at the World Cup. He has vision, poise and leadership all the qualities teams look for in a captain. Well, there is one downside -- he is injury prone.

So when all players bar one came cycling down to the training pitch, where was a sudden worry Belgium's World Cup campaign might not look so perfect after all. Kompany stayed up at the team hotel to treat a groin strain. With Sunday's game against Russia drawing near, alarm bells were quickly ringing.
Wilmots announced that the captain suffered from a "slight groin strain. He is working with the medical staff." Kompany is not one to sit out a training for trifling issues. During a World Cup qualifier he kept on playing with a broken nose and eye socket.