Injured Kompany to miss Euro 2016

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Belgium and Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will miss Euro 2016 with a groin injury, according to a statement on his Facebook page.

The defender, 30, was was substituted after 10 minutes of City’s Champions League semi-final second-leg defeat by Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Kompany has suffered five separate injuries this season, playing just 22 matches out of a possible 57.

He said it was “very sad news” but promised he would not “give up”.

The statement added: “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.”

Belgium are grouped with Italy, Sweden and the Republic of Ireland at this summer’s tournament.

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is Belgium’s vice-captain and has led the side in previous games when Kompany has been unavailable.

More to follow.

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