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Kompany still several weeks away from return

The Manchester City captain was expected to be out for three weeks after sustaining a thigh injury against Everton last month.

However, Kompany has already missed seven matches, and the Belgian FA have now sent their physio to assess the defender.

Maesschalck told Sky Sports: "I think Vincent is going to be ready in several weeks. We will do everything we can to bring back Vincent in a good way for a long time.

"First of all he had a rupture, a tear into the abductor and then also he has bad luck with a small thing on the front side now, so it's everything together.

"It's not really so long - eight weeks (the potential length of Kompany's lay-off) is nothing in the time of injury; you must respect biology."

Belgium take on Colombia on Thursday before facing Japan next Tuesday.