Published: Thu, June 28, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Man United posted a brilliant tweet about Romelu Lukaku - it's going viral

Man United posted a brilliant tweet about Romelu Lukaku - it's going viral

"It will be major changes against England", Martinez told reporters after Saturday's 5-2 thumping of Tunisia in Moscow that means the Belgians will be sure of reaching the last 16 if Panama, whom they beat 3-0, fail to beat England on Sunday.

"Belgium have put a marker down here - without a doubt", said Shearer.

Belgium had a two-goal lead within 16 minutes.

It could be a showdown between two of the hottest strikers at the World Cup. "They could cause any team problems with their attacking players".

Defeat by Wales in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals after a loss at the same stage of the last World Cup to Argentina left Belgians fearing their "golden generation" might be doomed to be a footnote in the history of under-achieving national sides. "However, we did our best and we will try to improve our performance in the future". When he was presented to the media he said his team had "the world at their feet" and promised he would turn Lukaku "into a world-class striker".

Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld echoed that sentiment.

"All the players play for big teams and there will be a lot of expectation back home". "They have a very young talented squad". With qualification ensured, some of those players may now be rested for the England game, especially Lukaku who is nursing an ankle ligament injury.

Toni Kroos rescued holders Germany from the brink of an unthinkable early World Cup exit early today, curling home a sensational victor in the fifth minute of stoppage time to seal a 2-1 win over Sweden, reports AFP.

Chelsea star Eden Hazard suffered a calf injury as his side won comfortably 5-2 against Tunisia in Russian Federation.

The former Everton boss will understandably not take any chances, as the Red Devils have all but qualified.

Michy Batshuayi, the leading candidate to replace him should he become unavailable, did come on for Belgium after replacing Eden Hazard on 68 minutes in the second half.

"I think everybody deserves to play at the World Cup, so it's more important for me to be able to give that opportunity and see how they can react on the pitch and how much they can contribute. The one he does score, it's very hard".

The winners of the meeting in Kaliningrad are guaranteed to top the group, but if the match finishes as a draw the places will be decided first of all on fair play.

Training is conducted in English under Spanish coach Roberto Martinez, who spent a decade managing in England.

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