Kompany fit to play

BRUSSELS: Vincent Kompany has been declared fit and is expected to return from injury to play for Belgium in their last Euro 2016 qualifier on Tuesday despite the reservation of his club manager.

“Vincent Kompany has participated fully in training and without any problems. I expect that he will be ready for the match against Israel,” coach Marc Wilmots said on Sunday. Kompany’s call-up for the two qualifiers against Andorra and Israel in Brussels on Tuesday were criticised by Manchester City.

Belgium have already qualified for the Euro finals but can rise to number one in the next FIFA rankings if they beat Israel in what is expected to be a festival atmosphere in Brussels.