Kompany misses training with groin strain ahead of Russia match

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Russia’s attack may get a reprieve from the stingy defending of Vincent Kompany when it faces Belgium on Sunday.

The Manchester City captain has a groin strain and missed practice on Thursday, just three days before a tilt with Russia that could clinch advancement for the Red Devils.

From the AP:

Coach Marc Wilmots called it a “slight” strain and said Kompany was working on an individual program with the medical staff.

Playmaker Eden Hazard made a return to training and showed no ill effects from a toe contusion sustained in Tuesday 2-1 victory over Algeria.

Belgium can advance to the knockout rounds if it beats Russia on Sunday.

Kompany played the entire match against Algeria, but¬†Belgium is not loaded at center back. It’s certainly a big worry for Wilmots.