Vincent Kompany played with broken nose, concussion & cracked eye socket vs Serbia | inside World Soccer

Belgium captain Vincent Kompany played for an hour of Friday's 2-1 win against Serbia with mild concussion, a broken nose and a fractured eye socket.

A Belgium offical assists Vincent Kompany after a collision with Serbia goalkeeper Vladimir Stojković
A Belgium offical assists Vincent Kompany after a collision with Serbia goalkeeper Vladimir Stojković

Photo: Reuters

The Manchester City defender suffered the multiple injuries in the first-half of the game when he was clattered by Serbian goalkeeper Vladimir Stojković.

With blood streaming from his nose, the captain got himself bandaged up and continued playing for the remaining 60 minutes while also fronting up for media interviews afterwards.

After the game, Kompany was was taken to the hospital for a check-up where he was diagnosed with a broken nose, a crack in his eye socket and a mild concussion.

"All my players pushed themselves to the limit to achieve this win," said Belgium coach Wilmots.

"Their performance was reflected by Vincent, who showed extraordinary courage. That says it all about the spirit of the guys."

Kompany tweeted a picture of himself later.



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