Vincent Kompany

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Man City agree £52m deal for Benjamin Mendy

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Manchester City are close to wrapping up the deal for their fourth signing of the summer after agreeing a £52m deal for Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy. The club has signed England international Kyle Walker from Spurs (£45m), Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva (£43m) and Brazilian keeper Ederson Moraes (£35m).

Kompany back for Belgium’s World Cup qualifier against Estonia

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Brussels (AFP) – Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany was on Tuesday included in Belgium’s squad for a World Cup qualifier against Estonia and friendly against the Czech Republic after a 500-day absence from the national team.

Coach Roberto Martinez named the oft-injured Kompany among a 27-strong squad for the June 5 friendly in Brussels and World Cup qualifier four days later in Tallinn.

Kompany back for Belgium’s World Cup qualifier against Estonia

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Brussels (AFP) – Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany was on Tuesday included in Belgium’s squad for a World Cup qualifier against Estonia and friendly against the Czech Republic after a 500-day absence from the national team.

Coach Roberto Martinez named the oft-injured Kompany among a 27-strong squad for the June 5 friendly in Brussels and World Cup qualifier four days later in Tallinn.

Rampant Manchester City seal third place

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City cruised into next season’s Champions League as they took third place in the Premier League thanks to a 5-0 rout of woeful Watford on Sunday.

Needing a point to be certain of qualifying for the Champions League, Vincent Kompany put Pep Guardiola’s side ahead after only five minutes at Vicarage Road.

Rampant Manchester City seal third place

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City cruised into next season’s Champions League as they took third place in the Premier League thanks to a 5-0 rout of woeful Watford on Sunday.

Needing a point to be certain of qualifying for the Champions League, Vincent Kompany put Pep Guardiola’s side ahead after only five minutes at Vicarage Road.

Zabaleta bows out as Manchester City climb to third

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City edged ever closer to a guaranteed place in next season’s Champions League after an entertaining 3-1 win over West Bromwich at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne and Yaya Toure scored the goals for Pep Guardiola’s side and barring a freak combination of results on the final day of the league season, City will finish in the top four.

City boost top four bid, Hull in danger

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London (AFP) – Manchester City improved their prospects of qualifying for the Champions League with a 5-0 demolition of Crystal Palace, while Swansea’s 1-0 win over Everton pushed Hull into the relegation zone on Saturday.

Frustrated by damaging draws in their previous two games, City got back on track and climbed to third in the table after a stylish display inspired by David Silva’s return from injury at Eastlands.

City boost top four bid, Hull in danger

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London (AFP) – Manchester City improved their prospects of qualifying for the Champions League with a 5-0 demolition of Crystal Palace, while Swansea’s 1-0 win over Everton pushed Hull into the relegation zone on Saturday.

Frustrated by damaging draws in their previous two games, City got back on track and climbed to third in the table after a stylish display inspired by David Silva’s return from injury at Eastlands.

Ander Herrera, Vincent Kompany, Xherdan Shaqiri… Names of the Premier League week 33

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Everton keeping close eye on two times PL winner - should he move to Merseyside?

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A host of Premier League clubs including Everton and West Ham are showing a keen interest in signing Manchester City skipper, Vincent Kompany, in the summer transfer window.

The 31-year-old defender who has won two Premier League titles with Man City, has had a nightmare two-year injury spell which had restricted his City appearances to just seven since the end of last season.

Kompany leads by example for ruthless City

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Vincent Kompany marked his return to the Manchester City line-up with a rare goal as his side climbed to third in the Premier League with a 3-0 win at Southampton on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola’s team were in control for long periods at St Mary’s, but it wasn’t until the 55th minute that City captain Kompany put them ahead with his first goal since August 2015.

Hazard fires Chelsea title charge, Spurs still in hunt

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London (AFP) – Eden Hazard fired Premier League leaders Chelsea to a crucial 2-1 win over Manchester City, but Tottenham are hot on their heels after a sensational fightback in their 3-1 victory at Swansea on Wednesday.

Chelsea remain seven points clear of second placed Tottenham with eight games to play, yet with just minutes left on a dramatic evening it seemed the Blues would have a much greater lead.

Laurent Koscielny is Premier League’s most complete center back

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In recent years, Manchester City's Vincent Kompany and Chelsea's John Terry have dominated most debates on who is the best center back in England's top flight. After all, Kompany has landed in the PFA Team of the Year three times since his arrival to the blue side of Manchester, and Terry made four appearances in the aforementioned team over the years.

Laurent Koscielny is Premier League’s most complete center back

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In recent years, Manchester City's Vincent Kompany and Chelsea's John Terry have dominated most debates on who is the best center back in England's top flight. After all, Kompany has landed in the PFA Team of the Year three times since his arrival to the blue side of Manchester, and Terry made four appearances in the aforementioned team over the years.

Pep Guardiola concerned by Vincent Kompany’s injury woes

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Pep Guardiola admits he is not certain if injury-plagued Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will ever return to peak form.

Kompany is back in first team contention having had an eight-week lay-off for a knee problem he sustained against Crystal Palace in November.

Pep Guardiola concerned by Vincent Kompany’s injury woes

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Pep Guardiola admits he is not certain if injury-plagued Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will ever return to peak form.

Kompany is back in first team contention having had an eight-week lay-off for a knee problem he sustained against Crystal Palace in November.

Tuesday Kickoff: Gerrard, Southgate, Kompany and more

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One England legend looks set to return to his former club, while the country also is closing in on confirming the national team's new manager.

Steven Gerrard has reportedly turned down the MK Dons coaching job in favor of a return to Liverpool in a coaching capacity.

Man City skipper Vincent Kompany subbed at half-time vs Man Utd

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Aguero and Kompany staying at Man City: Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Friday rejected speculation star Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero and injury-plagued club captain Vincent Kompany are not part of his long-term plans.

Neither player started in City's 4-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday which has cast an element of doubt over both their futures.

Aguero and Kompany staying at Man City: Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Friday rejected speculation star Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero and injury-plagued club captain Vincent Kompany are not part of his long-term plans.

Neither player started in City's 4-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday which has cast an element of doubt over both their futures.

Aguero return lifts City after Kompany injury

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) Pep Guardiola's perfect start at Manchester City suffered a rare setback when Vincent Kompany was injured midweek, but prolific Sergio Aguero returns for the Premier League leaders at Swansea on Saturday.

Club captain Kompany has had a litany of injury problems over the last two years and was playing his first game in six months on Wednesday, having recovered from groin surgery, as City won 2-1 at Swansea in the League Cup third round.

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.

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Kompany report buoys Guardiola after Cup stalemate

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Huddersfield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted Vincent Kompany had not suffered a serious injury setback after the captain missed Saturday’s goalless FA Cup draw at Huddersfield Town.

The Belgian centre-back, who has played just six times this season because of a series of injury problems, had been expected to figure against the Championship side but was not on the City team-sheet.

Kompany report buoys Guardiola after Cup stalemate

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Huddersfield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted Vincent Kompany had not suffered a serious injury setback after the captain missed Saturday’s goalless FA Cup draw at Huddersfield Town.

The Belgian centre-back, who has played just six times this season because of a series of injury problems, had been expected to figure against the Championship side but was not on the City team-sheet.

Stones not tough enough, says Guardiola

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London (AFP) John Stones faces a battle to win back his place at Manchester City after manager Pep Guardiola expressed reservations about his ability to deal with high balls and powerful opponents.

City paid £47.5 million ($59.6 million, 55.7 million euros) to sign Stones, 22, from Everton in August, but after some error-strewn displays, he has started their last two matches 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.

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.

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‘He Epitomises What Fans Love About Man City’ – Vincent Kompany Pays Tribute To Departing Legend Pablo Zabaleta

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Vincent Kompany has paid heartfelt tribute to Pablo Zabaleta after Man City announced on Sunday that the Argentinian will be released back into the wild come July.

Indeed, City confirmed that, after nine years of fiercely loyal service, the club will not be renewing the veteran full-back's contract when it expires this summer.

Silva Service: Man City Demolish Crystal Palace With Five-Goal Extravaganza At The Etihad (Photos & Video)

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Man City demolished Crystal Palace at the Etihad in the Premier League's early kick-off to move into third place, above Liverpool on goal difference.

With several first-choice centre-backsmissing, Palace's defensive resistance held firm for all ofone minute and 54 seconds.

Indeed, it was David Silva who got things rolling with a smart close-range volley after being set up nicely byMartin Kelly's naffheader.

Friday Kickoff: Kompany, Terry, La Volpe and more

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Two elite centerbacks continue to battle injuries, while one of Mexico's biggest clubs has hired familiar face as manager.

Vincent Kompany will undergo further tests after being diagnosed with muscle fatigue in his groin. (REPORT)

John Terry has been ruled out of Chelsea's clash with Arsenal due to injury.

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.