Belgium coach Roberto Martinez expects captain Vincent Kompany to overcome a groin strain ahead of the big World Cup Group G showdown against England next week.
The Manchester City skipper will miss Belgium’s clash with Tunisia, but Kristof Terreur of HLN has tweeted that Vinnie is expected to return to full training in three days.
— Kristof Terreur 📰 (@HLNinEngeland) June 19, 2018
The two Group G favourites won their opening games in Russia, with Belgium currently top on goal difference following their 3-0 win over Panama. England needed a late Harry Kane goal to overcome Tunisia 2-1 in their opener.
Should Kompany make it in time, England vs. Belgium could have as many as six City players on the pitch, although Fabian Delph isn’t expected to start and Raheem Sterling is no guarantee either.
John Stones, Kyle Walker, Kevin De Bruyne and, if fit, Kompany are almost certain to start though, in a game that will go a long way to determining who wins Group G.