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Red Devils: first training in Russia without Kompany and Vermaelen

22 Red Devils – 19 outfield players and 3 goalkeepers – are Thursday, appeared at the practice pitch of the Guchkovo Sports Centre in the Russian Dedovsk, where the Red Devils their first training session on Russian soil finishing.

Red Devils training in Russia © Belga Image

Coach Roberto Martinez could not, therefore, rely on the services of Thomas Vermaelen. The defender of FC Barcelona was on Sunday the last training in Belgium however, the field was published in Tubize.

For the friendly on Monday against Costa Rica was Vermaelen, as expected, not in the selection. The central defender recovers from a hamstring injury and was thus since mid-may is not more in action.

Currently, it is not clear when Vermaelen again ready to play will be, Dedryck Boyata should begin to prepare for the world cup opener of the Belgians on Monday against Panama, as Vincent Kompany still out. The former captain walked in the friendly against Portugal a liesblessure and has since been working on his recovery.

This is Laurent Ciman as a 24th man in case of selection: he only gets but a world cup ticket if Kompany not yet fit would get. The coach has until 24 hours before the match against Panama to take the plunge to chop and also want to make use of that time – all the expectations of what Kompany still hopeful.

According to an estimate by the Royal Belgian Football association (belgian football association), there are about 350 fans-show for the open training in Dedovsk, afterwards are Thorgan Hazard, Axel Witsel and Roberto Martinez to the press yet. Vrijdagvoormiddag train the Devils a second time in Russia, Saturday, follow all of the departure to Sochi.

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