EXCLUSIVE: Burnley manager and BBC pundit Vincent Kompany missed their coverage of England’s opening World Cup win against Iran due to a visa BLUNDER – leaving the Beeb red-faced
BBC star signing Vincent Kompany has missed the start of the World Cup thanks to a visa cock-up, Sportsmail understands.
The Manchester City legend, whose Burnley side currently sit atop the Championship, was due in Qatar as a key part of the broadcaster’s coverage.
But Kompany was nowhere to be seen when England thrashed Iran 6-2, with visa issues thought to be behind his absence.
Vincent Kompany (pictured) missed the start of the Qatar World Cup due to a visa blunder
The Manchester City legend was due to be in Qatar as part of the BBC’s coverage but was nowhere to be seen in the punditry team (above) when England beat Iran 6-2 on Monday
A problem with the digital system of the visa headshot triggered a problem, which grounded the ex-Belgium centre-half.
However, Kompany, 36, has now been given the green light and is expected to take up his role as part of the BBC’s team shortly.
Regardless, the matter will leave Beeb bosses red-faced.
The Burnley boss’ side lie atop the Championship after he joined the Clarets this summer
They announced the Clarets boss as part of their team ahead of the tournament and his input on an England side which featured a number of City stars would have been missed.
After finishing a glittering career with City in 2019, Kompany moved back to Belgium, starting his managerial career at Anderlecht before moving to Turf Moor.
Following a summer revamp a sterling first half of the season which ended with a pre-break 3-0 hammering of rivals Blackburn has left his Clarets side three points clear of second-placed Sheffield United.