Vincent Kompany http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25848/all en Soccer-Defenders' union fear for tackle after Kompany red card http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-defenders-union-fear-tackle-after-kompany-red-card <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Martyn Herman</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The art of tackling could become extinct if full-bloodied but fair challenges like the one Manchester City's Vincent Kompany executed at Arsenal on Sunday continue to be punished with red cards, former defenders fear.</p> <p>City captain Kompany appeared to time his tackle on Arsenal's surging midfielder Jack Wilshere to perfection, taking the ball cleanly with his out-stretched left leg.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-defenders-union-fear-tackle-after-kompany-red-card" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football Sports Vincent Kompany Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:45:30 +0000 5734089 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Man City captain Kompany wins red card appeal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-soccer-man-city-captain-kompany-wins-red-card-appeal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds FA confirmation, details)</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has won his appeal for wrongful dismissal in Sunday's league win at Arsenal, prompting a sigh of relief from defenders across England who feared for the future of the tackle.</p> <p>The Belgian was shown a straight red card by referee Mike Dean in the 75th minute for what was deemed a two-footed lunge on Jack Wilshire.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-soccer-man-city-captain-kompany-wins-red-card-appeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Belgium Vincent Kompany Vincent Kompany Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:15:34 +0000 5734806 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Police probe Kompany 'racism' reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/football-police-probe-kompany-racism-reports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police in Britain have revealed that they are studying claims that Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was racially abused as he gave a television interview after his side's win at Manchester United on Monday.</p> <p>The Belgium international was being interviewed alongside team-mate James Milner in the Old Trafford tunnel area when a voice could be heard off-camera apparently shouting abuse, although it was not clear to television viewers what was said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/football-police-probe-kompany-racism-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Belgium Football in the United Kingdom Vincent Kompany AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:15:28 +0000 5808741 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Kompany revives title memories to inspire comeback http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140311/football-kompany-revives-title-memories-inspire-comeback <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes his side can take encouragement from their Premier League title in 2012 as they look to produce a historic comeback against Barcelona on Wednesday.</p> <p>City trail 2-0 from the first leg of the Champions League last 16 tie at the Etihad three weeks ago when a Lionel Messi penalty and a late strike from Dani Alves put Barca in command.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140311/football-kompany-revives-title-memories-inspire-comeback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Spain Sports Vincent Kompany AFP Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:33:24 +0000 6092919 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Injury threatens Kompany in hour of need http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140628/football-injury-threatens-kompany-hour-need <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Vincent Kompany has had to wait until his fourth decade to grace a World Cup pitch and now that he is in Brazil, he risks having his greatest moment taken away.</p> <p>Should that be the case, it will be a case of same old, same old for the Belgium centre-back, who has been blighted by injuries throughout his career.</p> <p>Aged 30, the Manchester City defender, who captains club and country, has missed around two full seasons of his career in total due to various physical problems.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140628/football-injury-threatens-kompany-hour-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Belgium Sport in Europe Vincent Kompany AFP Sat, 28 Jun 2014 18:25:28 +0000 6190283 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Belgian skipper Kompany still a doubt for USA clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140630/football-belgian-skipper-kompany-still-doubt-usa-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Belgium could be without both their first choice centrebacks, captain Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen, for their World Cup last 16 clash with the United States, coach Marc Wilmots said on Monday.</p> <p>Wilmots said Vermaelen, who has a knee problem, would definitely miss the game while Kompany is also an uncertain starter as he struggles to overcome a groin injury.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140630/football-belgian-skipper-kompany-still-doubt-usa-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Belgium Sport in Belgium Vincent Kompany AFP Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:00:16 +0000 6192127 at http://www.globalpost.com