Injury rules Kompany out of Euro 2016
BELGIUM suffered a mighty Euro 2016 blow on Saturday when inspirational skipper Vincent Kompany was ruled out of the tournament after failing to recover from injury.
"I'll miss the Euros. To me that's very sad news," the 30-year-old Manchester City captain wrote on his Facebook page.
Kompany has been dogged by a series of injuries for most of the season and the defender limped out of the Champions League semi-final defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday after just 10 minutes with a groin problem.
In Kompany's absence, it is expected that Chelsea's Eden Hazard will captain Belgium at Euro 2016, which starts in France on June 10.
Belgium coach Marc Wilmots will have a further defensive headache for the tournament as Barcelona centre-back Thomas Vermaelen is also injury-prone and features little for the Spanish giants.