Hazard sustains calf injury with Belgium

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Courtois is now at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Roberto Martinez's star-studded squad emerged as 3-0 victor in its opening Group G game in Sochi on June18 but will likely find Tunisia a far more robust and defensively astute opponent when they meet at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow.

"Harry and Romelu are very similar, but very different".

However, the Manchester United striker did more than just win the game for his nation, as his brace tied him with Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for the Golden Boot, with both men having netted 4 goals each.

If he ends up notching the victor against England on Thursday evening though, it will be fair to assume United's media team will probably not be so forthcoming with their praise. Hazard scored with a sixth-minute penalty kick he earned by being tripped, and Lukaku angled a low, left-foot shot into the corner of the opposing goal. That's the most important thing. We were talking about Lukaku to check and change the angle of his runs to create his own space that's what he did there.


Despite topping Group G with six points and a goal difference of plus-six, there is still the slimmest of chances Belgium might yet not qualify, though even a heavy defeat in their final game against England would be extremely unlikely to derail them.

"As expected, it was a very hard match", Maaloul said. I think it's good to play such a strong team at this stage of the tournament.

"People in Belgium know this is a golden generation", said West Ham defender Pablo Zabaleta on BBC One. "We are a team who link up well when we are in front of goal and there were good combinations, but we still have work to do".

That said, Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has already signaled he will be shuffling his team on Thursday.

Alderweireld, for one, doesn't feel like sitting out a match. Everybody is ready to play, everybody wants to play.


"He's someone that wants to learn and I'm really happy to give him advice". "I will see how I feel tonight and tomorrow with the medical staff".

An English victory over Panama Sunday would send England and Belgium through while a draw would be enough to confirm Belgium's progress. That means it could come down to the teams' disciplinary records and if that doesn't separate them, drawing lots.

The win puts Switzerland in pole position to make it out of a tough Group E that contains five-times winners Brazil but they were pushed all the way by the Serbs. The Group G runner-up plays the victor of Group H.

So, possibly no Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United up against former Everton teammate John Stones, now with Manchester City.

"He is here to try to help the team to win and fulfil his role".


Kompany has not played since injuring his groin June 2 in a pre-tournament friendly against Portugal in Brussels.

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