World Cup 2014: Vincent Kompany, Thomas Vermaelen to Miss Korea Clash

Belgium captain Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen are suffering from minor injuries.

updated: June 26, 2014 15:57 IST
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Vincent Kompany vies for the ball during a match against Russia

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Sao Paulo: Belgium captain Vincent Kompany and fellow Premier League star Thomas Vermaelen will miss Thursday's World Cup Group H game against South Korea with minor injuries, their coach said.

Marc Wilmots said Manchester City's Kompany trained for just 35 minutes on Wednesday, ahead of the Korea game in Sao Paulo, after a recurrence of a groin problem.

He did not give details of the injury affecting Vermaelen, but the Arsenal defender lasted just 31 minutes of the 1-0 win over Russia before coming off with a knee problem. (Match Preview:Belgium Deny Taking Korea Lightly)

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