More injury woe for Vermaelen
More injury woe for Vermaelen

Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has been ruled out of Belgium’s World Cup game with South Korea with a hamstring strain.

The defender had produced two strong performances against Algeria and Russia but will miss the final game of the group.

It is expected that Vermaelen should return to the side for Belgium’s last 16 tie.

“Thomas is doing very well and I hope I can have him back for the second round,” Belgium boss Marc Wilmots said.