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World Cup: Vincent Kompany missed the BBC’s coverage of England’s against Iran due to a visa blunder

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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 Vincent Kompany (pictured) missed the start of the Qatar World Cup due to a visa blunder

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 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

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 The Burnley boss' side lie atop the Championship after he joined the Clarets this summer Read more – Daily Mail Online

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