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Eder, Pelle lead Italy’s attack against Belgium

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Lyon (AFP) Italy manager Antonio Conte opted to start with Eder and Graziano Pelle to spearhead the Azzurri's attack for their opening Euro 2016 clash against Belgium on Monday.

Southampton's Pelle was Italy's top-scorer in qualifying with three goals, while Ciro Immobile and Simone Zaza, who started Italy's last friendly against Finland, were left on the bench.

Eder, Pelle lead Italy’s attack against Belgium

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Lyon (AFP) Italy manager Antonio Conte opted to start with Eder and Graziano Pelle to spearhead the Azzurri's attack for their opening Euro 2016 clash against Belgium on Monday.

Southampton's Pelle was Italy's top-scorer in qualifying with three goals, while Ciro Immobile and Simone Zaza, who started Italy's last friendly against Finland, were left on the bench.

Euro 2016: Belgium v Italy Team News & Predictions

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Euro 2016
Date: Monday, 13th June, 2016
Time: 20.00pm BST
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon

The first heavyweight clash of Euro 2016 takes place in Lyon this evening as potential winners Belgium and Italy meet at Olympic Lyonnais' new stadium in Group E.

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Hazard says he’s back to 100% for Euros

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Lausanne (AFP) Belgium star Eden Hazard insisted on Friday he is back on top form after a frustrating season for Chelsea in the Premier League.

Hazard will captain Belgium at Euro 2016, which starts in two weeks, as Manchester City centre-back Vincent Kompany misses the tournament due to a groin injury.

Hazard says he’s back to 100% for Euros

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Lausanne (AFP) Belgium star Eden Hazard insisted on Friday he is back on top form after a frustrating season for Chelsea in the Premier League.

Hazard will captain Belgium at Euro 2016, which starts in two weeks, as Manchester City centre-back Vincent Kompany misses the tournament due to a groin injury.

Wilmots laments lack of Kompany for Belgium squad

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Brussels (AFP) Belgium coach Marc Wilmots named a 24-man pre-Euro 2016 squad on Thursday, without injured captain Vincent Kompany.

The 47-year-old coach must reduce the list to 23 players by May 31 ahead of the June 10-July 10 finals in France.

And with Manchester City centre-back Kompany set to miss the tournament due to a groin problem, Wilmots named nine defenders in his squad due to a number of other injury concerns.

Wilmots laments lack of Kompany for Belgium squad

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Brussels (AFP) Belgium coach Marc Wilmots named a 24-man pre-Euro 2016 squad on Thursday, without injured captain Vincent Kompany.

The 47-year-old coach must reduce the list to 23 players by May 31 ahead of the June 10-July 10 finals in France.

And with Manchester City centre-back Kompany set to miss the tournament due to a groin problem, Wilmots named nine defenders in his squad due to a number of other injury concerns.

Monday Kickoff: Platini, Kompany, Welbeck and more

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UEFA is set to undergo some changes in leadership, while two international stars could miss the federation's biggest tournament.

Michel Platini will resign as UEFA president after the Court of Arbitration for Sport opted not to overturn his ban from the game. TheCAS's three-man appeal panel reduced Platini's ban from six to four years, but the Frenchman will resign from his post at UEFA's next congress.

Injured Belgium captain Vincent Kompany out of Euro 2016

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Belgium suffered a mighty Euro 2016 blow on Saturday when inspirational skipper Vincent Kompany was ruled out of the tournament after failing to recover from injury.

"I'll miss the Euros. To me that's very sad news," the 30-year-old Manchester City captain wrote on his Facebook page.

Injured Belgium captain Vincent Kompany out of Euro 2016

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Belgium suffered a mighty Euro 2016 blow on Saturday when inspirational skipper Vincent Kompany was ruled out of the tournament after failing to recover from injury.

"I'll miss the Euros. To me that's very sad news," the 30-year-old Manchester City captain wrote on his Facebook page.

CONFIRMED: City without Otamendi for the Manchester derby

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When the Manchester City players arrived at the Etihad earlier today, ahead of the derby against Manchester United, Nicolas Otamendi was missing.

Vincent Kompany had already been ruled out for the game and Otamendi was a doubt, although it had looked like he would recover from his dead leg in time.

Man City to sell Vincent Kompany

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Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany facing month out

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany faces a "minimum" lay-off of a month after re-injuring his calf against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Tuesday, manager Manuel Pellegrini said.

Kompany and his fellow centre-back Nicolas Otamendi were both forced off by injury inside the first 23 minutes as City completed a 3-1 aggregate win with a 0-0 draw that took them into the quarter-finals.

Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany facing month out

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany faces a "minimum" lay-off of a month after re-injuring his calf against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Tuesday, manager Manuel Pellegrini said.

Kompany and his fellow centre-back Nicolas Otamendi were both forced off by injury inside the first 23 minutes as City completed a 3-1 aggregate win with a 0-0 draw that took them into the quarter-finals.

Wednesday Kickoff: Neymar, FIFA, Kompany and more

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Following a period of negotiating, Brazil will have its star captain for this summer's Olympics, while FIFA hastaken a step towards recovering what was lost in the organization's series of scandals.

Neymar will reportedly be one of three over-age players named to Brazil's roster for this summer's Olympics.

Manager confirms star to miss Manchester United v Manchester City derby clash

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed Vincent Kompany will be out on the sidelines for at least a month after the centre-back picked up a calf injury during his side’s goalless draw against Dynamo Kiev.

The Premier League club progressed to the quarter final of the Europe’s club competition, but have lost their captain due to injury.

Kompany and Otamendi missing derby day?

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Vincent Kompany went down with a calf injury five minutes in to Manchester City's game against Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday night. This is his fourth calf injury of the season, and his 14th since joining the blues since 2008.

The City captain, who improves the defence of his team considerably, has recently returned from an injury which kept him out from Boxing Day until the middle of February.

Man City skipper Vincent Kompany picks up new injury

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Superb Manchester City have quarter-finals in sight after beating Kiev

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Manchester City may be toiling domestically at the moment but they produced a superb European away performance to beat Dynamo Kiev 3-1 in Ukraine in their Champions League last 16, first leg on Wednesday.

Manuel Pellegrini's side did enough to win the game in the first half with Sergio Aguero and David Silva both scoring to underline their importance to City.

Superb Manchester City have quarter-finals in sight after beating Kiev

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Manchester City may be toiling domestically at the moment but they produced a superb European away performance to beat Dynamo Kiev 3-1 in Ukraine in their Champions League last 16, first leg on Wednesday.

Manuel Pellegrini's side did enough to win the game in the first half with Sergio Aguero and David Silva both scoring to underline their importance to City.

Kompany tells Manchester City not to give up on title dream

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has reminded his team-mates not to give up on their dream of winning the Premier League because they have come from behind to lift the trophy in the past.

City are now six points behind leaders Leicester with 12 matches remaining after a damaging 2-1 home defeat against title rivals Tottenham on Sunday.

Kompany tells Manchester City not to give up on title dream

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has reminded his team-mates not to give up on their dream of winning the Premier League because they have come from behind to lift the trophy in the past.

City are now six points behind leaders Leicester with 12 matches remaining after a damaging 2-1 home defeat against title rivals Tottenham on Sunday.

Thursday Kickoff: Kompany, Liverpool, Blanc and more

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One of the Premier League star's most decorated defenders looks set to return in the very near future, while one club's supporters have succeeded in halting the seemingly never-ending increase in ticket prices.

Vincent Kompany could make his return to action this weekend against Tottenham. The Manchester City centerback hasplayed just nine minutes over the past three months due to a calf injury.

Goal-shy Crystal Palace give Manchester City chance to gain ground in title race

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It is a signal of Manchester City's inconsistency that they have not managed to string together two successive Premier League victories since mid-October. Yet it is a sign of the division's unpredictability that despite this, Manuel Pellegrini's side remain just three points off the top as they go into Saturday's home match against Crystal Palace.

Goal-shy Crystal Palace give Manchester City chance to gain ground in title race

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It is a signal of Manchester City's inconsistency that they have not managed to string together two successive Premier League victories since mid-October. Yet it is a sign of the division's unpredictability that despite this, Manuel Pellegrini's side remain just three points off the top as they go into Saturday's home match against Crystal Palace.

Pellegrini: Kompany could be sidelined until ‘the last part of the season’

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany could be sidelined with a calf injury until "the last part of the season," manager Manuel Pellegrini revealed on Tuesday. Kompany, 29, has made just 12 appearances this season due to a succession of calf problems.

The Belgium center back's latest injury, sustained during City's 4-1 win over Sunderland on Dec.

Pellegrini: Kompany could be sidelined until ‘the last part of the season’

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany could be sidelined with a calf injury until "the last part of the season," manager Manuel Pellegrini revealed on Tuesday. Kompany, 29, has made just 12 appearances this season due to a succession of calf problems.

The Belgium center back's latest injury, sustained during City's 4-1 win over Sunderland on Dec.

Albrighton: Manchester City ‘a test’ of Leicester’s staying power

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Leicester City winger Marc Albrighton says the Premier League leaders can bounce back from defeat to Liverpool against title rivals Manchester City at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.

While Leicester's 15-goal top scorer Jamie Vardy is expected to be fully fit after a virus, City will be without injured captain Vincent Kompany.

Albrighton: Manchester City ‘a test’ of Leicester’s staying power

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Leicester City winger Marc Albrighton says the Premier League leaders can bounce back from defeat to Liverpool against title rivals Manchester City at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.

While Leicester's 15-goal top scorer Jamie Vardy is expected to be fully fit after a virus, City will be without injured captain Vincent Kompany.

‘Invincible’ Vincent Kompany vows to fight back from new injury misery

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Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany described himself as "invincible" on Saturday despite seeing his latest injury comeback last just eight minutes.

The 29-year-old Belgian international came on as a second-half substitute in the 4-1 win over Sunderland after eight matches out with a calf injury.

‘Invincible’ Vincent Kompany vows to fight back from new injury misery

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Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany described himself as "invincible" on Saturday despite seeing his latest injury comeback last just eight minutes.

The 29-year-old Belgian international came on as a second-half substitute in the 4-1 win over Sunderland after eight matches out with a calf injury.

Video: Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini on Vincent Kompany’s injury

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Evening Ticker: Guardiola reportedly accepts Man City job; Van Gaal rips media; and more

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Pep Guardiola already set the date on when he would be leaving his job at Bayern Munich, and after a week of speculation about his various options, the Spanish manager has reportedly settled on the joining the club he has been linked with for months.

German media outlet Bild is reporting that Guardiola has accepted a job with English Premier League side Manchester City, meaning current manager Manuel Pelligrini will be out of a job.

Macnhester City are stuck in neutral until Vincent Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta return

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This time last year, talk of Vincent Kompany's inconsistency began defining his reputation, with the once vaunted central defender reduced to a precarious place among soccer's elite. Now, with Manchester City undefeated in the league when the imposing Belgian is in the lineup, the debate about his value has gone silent.

Macnhester City are stuck in neutral until Vincent Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta return

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This time last year, talk of Vincent Kompany's inconsistency began defining his reputation, with the once vaunted central defender reduced to a precarious place among soccer's elite. Now, with Manchester City undefeated in the league when the imposing Belgian is in the lineup, the debate about his value has gone silent.

Arsenal v Manchester City: Predictions & Betting Tips

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Arsenal entertain Manchester City in the final Premier League game before Christmas in what promises to be a mouth-watering affair.

Both sides would have the opportunity to spend Christmas Day top of the table should Leicester City slip up at Everton on Saturday.

The Best Bits: Man City 1-4 Liverpool (Photos)

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Manchester City 1-4 Liverpool Premier League 21st November 2015

Liverpool produced an outstanding performance away at Manchester City in Saturday's late game, with Jurgen Klopp's ‘rock'n'roll football' ripping through the Etihad to the tune of an incredible 4-1 scoreline.

The Reds were sharp from the first whistle and found themselves ahead after just seven minutes, when Eliaquim Mangala awkwardly put through his own net.

Vincent Kompany withdraws from Belgium squad

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has withdrawn from the Belgium squad for their friendlies against Italy and Spain.The 29-year-old, who was not involved in full training with his country on Tuesday or Wednesday, was the subject of a club-versus-country row during the previous international break when he played in a Euro 2016 qualifier against Israel despite assertions from City boss Manuel Pellegrini that he was unfit because of a calf injury.

Vincent Kompany withdraws from Belgium squad

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has withdrawn from the Belgium squad for their friendlies against Italy and Spain.The 29-year-old, who was not involved in full training with his country on Tuesday or Wednesday, was the subject of a club-versus-country row during the previous international break when he played in a Euro 2016 qualifier against Israel despite assertions from City boss Manuel Pellegrini that he was unfit because of a calf injury.

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Man City Fans Baffled After Vincent Kompany Begins Tweeting Hour-Long Nursery Rhyme Compilations

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Many Man City fans were left baffled in the aftermath of their Boxing Day victory over Sunderland whenclub captain Vincent Kompany began Tweeting links to nursery rhyme compilation videos on Youtube.

The Belgian centre-half made his long-awaited return from injury against the Black Cats but lasted a matter ofminutes before having to be subbed off again after over-stretching and doing himself yet another muscular whoopsie.