Soccer-Kompany fit as Belgium make three changes for Russia clash


RIO DE JANEIRO, June 22 (Reuters) - Belgium skipper Vincent Kompany has recovered from a groin strain and will start Sunday's World Cup Group H clash with Russia as coach Marc Wilmots made three changes to his starting line-up at the Maracana stadium.

Two of the changes, from the side which beat Algeria 2-1, are in midfield where Dries Mertens and Marouane Fellaini come in for Nacer Chadli and Mousa Dembele.

At the back, Kompany will start alongside Thomas Vermaelen, who replaces Jan Vertonghen.

Russia coach Fabio Capello made two switches to the team which drew 1-1 with South Korea - attacking midfielder Yury Zhirkov is dropped with Maksim Kanunnikov replacing him while at the back Andrey Eshchenko is replaced by Alekey Kozlov. (Reporting By Simon Evans; editing by Justin Palmer)

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