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Big blow for Ireland opponents Belgium as Kompany ruled out of Euros

The Belgium captain’s groin injury has turned out to be worse than initially feared.

Image: Peter Byrne

MANCHESTER CITY AND Belgium defender Vincent Kompany has been ruled out of Euro 2016 with a groin injury.

The Belgium captain limped out of City’s Champions League semi-final second leg at Real Madrid with the injury last week and it was initially feared that he would be out of action for four to six weeks.

But in a statement on his Facebook page Kompany has revealed that the injury has ruled him out of the tournament entirely, including Belgium’s Group E clash with Ireland in Bordeaux on 18 June.

“I’ll miss the Euros,” Kompany posted.

“I trust my friends and team-mates to do well and do us proud at the next European Championships in France. I am now officially their most fervent supporter and I will be there to support them.”

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