Attention Ireland fans! Vincent Kompany is out of the Euros

Belgium and Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has said he will miss Euro 2016 with a thigh injury sustained against Real Madrid earlier this week.

Kompany lasted only a few minutes of City's Champions League semi-final second leg in Madrid on Wednesday before he went down with a thigh problem and was forced off.

It was the latest in a line of frustrating muscle injuries for Kompany, who missed large parts of City's stuttering season with calf problems.

Tonight, he wrote on his Facebook page: "I'll miss the Euros. To me that's very sad news."


Kompany's future at City - where Pep Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini in the summer - has been questioned by some given his injury woes, but the 30-year-old vowed to return stronger.

His Facebook post continued: "I could be standing here, feeling sorry for myself. I could fear for my career, as others may do. I could give up.

"That is not me. I decide on my future."

Kompany has suffered five different injuries this season, appearing in only 22 of City's 57 matches.

Attention Ireland fans! Vincent Kompany is out of the Euros

Kompany travelled back with City from Madrid, but has since returned to Spain for treatment on his injury.

The defender, capped 70 times by Belgium, said: "I remain calm and positive. I will continue to follow my path and I will do so with more conviction than ever.

"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."

More on this topic

Euro 2020 draw: Ireland get rub o’ the greenEuro 2020 draw: Ireland get rub o’ the green

Russian arrested over Euro 2016 attack on British football fanRussian arrested over Euro 2016 attack on British football fan

Charlie Bird investigates the plight of Irish fans who just can't let Euro 2016 goCharlie Bird investigates the plight of Irish fans who just can't let Euro 2016 go

UEFA to honour Ireland fans for 'outstanding contribution' to Euro 2016UEFA to honour Ireland fans for 'outstanding contribution' to Euro 2016

More in this Section

Champions League holders Liverpool suffer first-leg loss at Atletico MadridChampions League holders Liverpool suffer first-leg loss at Atletico Madrid

A rare experience for this Liverpool ties up second leg deliciouslyA rare experience for this Liverpool ties up second leg deliciously

‘Happy’ Kerr reveals talks with FAI's Roy Barrett‘Happy’ Kerr reveals talks with FAI's Roy Barrett

Road Bowling: Nagle edges Murphy in Josie Crean CupRoad Bowling: Nagle edges Murphy in Josie Crean Cup


Lifestyle

Des O'Sullivan takes a look at Bill Wyman's Rolling Stones memorabiliaRolling Stones memorabilia going under the hammer

All ages can suffer from spots across their back but thankfully, there are many things we can do about them, says Jennifer RockThe Skin Nerd: back to basics to treat the pesky plague of ‘bacne’

Roz Crowley tests eight coffees ahead of Fairtrade FortnightEight of the best fairtrade coffees to try

Steel Panther give metal fans the chance to let their hair down and laugh at themselves, and the Cork audience is in party mood.Live review: Steel Panther at Cyprus Avenue

More From The Irish Examiner