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The 26-year-old defender believes that the experience of the English top flight means the national side are better equipped to prepare for an exciting future for the squad

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has stated that the sheer amount of talent that Belgium have in the Premier League can only bode well for the future of the national side.

Belgium kick off their World Cup 2014 qualifying journey with an away trip to Cardiff to play Wales amid much excitement surrounding their current crop of talent, and Kompany hopes that they can begin to show their club form in the international arena.

"I'm proud of every player. There are too many players to name. We've now got so many Belgium players in the Premier League," Kompany told Sky Sports.

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"Four years ago I was the first, after me Marouane Fellaini and Thomas Vermaelen arrived.

"Since then it's a great competition for Belgium players. I hope we can show our talent not only in England, but also on the international stage."

Despite having star names such as Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Moussa Dembele in their ranks, Belgium will have to be mindful of a difficult group which contains Croatia, Scotland and Macedonia as well as Chris Coleman's side.

Nevertheless, the 26-year-old centre-back wants to help put Belgian football on the map during this qualifying campaign and ensure that football is what the country is widely known for.

He added: "We Belgian's sell beer, but we've also got more than chocolate and waffles!

"We didn't qualify for Euro 2012 because of the difference between performing well, and continuing to perform well.

"Many players now made the step to the top, like Vertonghen, Hazard and Dembele. They bring experience to stay at the top."

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