Friday, 19 April, 2019

Romelu Lukaku a Doubt vs. England; Ankle Injury Diagnosed as Ligament Damage

Eight teams on track for early exits in World Cup Eight teams on track for early exits in World Cup
Cassandra Castillo | 23 June, 2018, 21:53

Under Martinez, who has hardly set the world alight with this extremely talented Belgium squad despite Saturday's win, Lukaku has scored a remarkable 23 goals in 20 games and is now joint top goalscorer for the tournament alongside Ronaldo.

If England, as expected, defeat Panama in Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday, then the victor of the game between the Three Lions and Belgium will decide who finishes top of Group G.

Chelsea star Eden Hazard suffered a calf injury as his side won comfortably 5-2 against Tunisia in Russian Federation. "We'll make decisions based on that but there will be major changes against England". Although they still have a last group match against Panama, they will merely be playing for pride as every indication point to Belgium who have six points in the kitty and England advancing from the group.

Other players to score at least two goals in back-to-back World Cup matches include Brazil legends Garrincha and Pele, 1986 Golden Boot victor Gary Lineker, Argentina's Mario Kempes, West Germany forward Gerd Muller and Portugal great Eusebio.

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Manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed that the striker has suffered external ligament damage and will need to be reassessed by doctors before their next fixture.

"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".

"I felt something in my calf in the first half but nothing big and I think I will be OK tomorrow", said Hazard.

Martinez says while the nation should celebrate the victory, the team's focus is now on facing England.

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