Vincent Kompany Included Despite Groin Knack, Christian Benteke Bumped Out

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Ronaldo has taken a break following Real Madrid's third successive Champions League triumph in Kiev, when they beat Liverpool 3-1 in the final.

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With Vincent Kompany injured in their most recent friendly against Portugal there were fears he would be absent but Martinez has retained him and left Laurent Ciman on stand-by.

Sane's captain at Man City, Vincent Kompany, is heading to the World Cup as Roberto Martinez chose to select his captain in his final squad despite the veteran center back suffering a groin injury in their friendly draw against Portugal on Saturday.

Kompany walked off the pitch without waiting to be substituted early in the second half after he overstretched in a challenge on Gelson Martins.

"Until 24 hours before we can still make a replacement", he said.

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The three-times Premier League victor has suffered from frequent injuries throughout his career and missed out on Euro 2016, although had been playing for his club since the start of this year.

Kompany dealt with persistent injury problems this season and only played in 17 Premier League games during Manchester City's title-winning campaign.

The next stop on the European champions' road to Russian Federation is a friendly match against Algeria, it's unclear whether or not the veteran will take part in that match, but it's certain he'll be in the starting line-up for the World Cup opener against Spain.

"Losing Vincent would be bad news", said Hazard.

Axel Witsel and Thomas Vermaelen missed the game, though Martinez noted that Barcelona defender Vermaelen at least appeared to be returning to fitness.

The talent is there for Belgium to make a deep run in this competition, and they will be expected to get out of a group containing England, Tunisia and Panama.

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