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Belgium v Tunisia 23 June 2018

Belgium v Tunisia 23 June 2018

This World Cup appears to be getting better and better. After a neat triangle in the middle of the park sucked in the Tunisian defence, Toby Alderweireld lifted an inch flawless through ball to Hazard, who rounded Ben Mustapha before finishing calmly into an open net.

Midfielder Ferjani Sassi picked up an early booking for complaining when Tunisia's appeals for a penalty fell on deaf ears, just before Belgium added their second goal.

But Belgians are wary, having started tournaments strongly before only to fail, as they did at the last World Cup and at Euro 2016, in the quarter-finals.

Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their fourth goal.

Only in the 90th minute, after Youri Tielemans found him in the box, did Batshuayi tally his first World Cup goal, and Khazri answered in the 93rd minute, moments before the full-time whistle. Khazri and Dylan Broon scored for Tunisia but it was not enough as they were eliminated from the tournament.

Taxi driver crashes into group of World Cup fans in Russian Federation
Russian Federation is now hosting the World Cup, and promised "unprecedented" security measures in all cities hosting the games. Moscow police said the driver was a 28-year-old national from Kyrgyzstan, who was now being questioned in custody.

Belgium are unbeaten in their last 10 World Cup group games and have won the previous five.

Ahead of next Thursday's likely top-spot shootout with England in Kaliningrad, however, Martinez has confirmed that Hazard, Lukaku and fellow forward Dries Mertens - each substituted against Tunisia - are all carrying knocks that could rule them out. England (three points) face Panama (none) on Sunday in the same group.

Lukaku was forced off in the 59th minute due to an ankle ligament injury but Hazard praised the improvement shown by his teammate. Belgium can tighten its grip on first place in the group and book a spot in the Round of 16 with a win over Tunisa, which needs to win or draw in order to avoid elimination from World Cup 2018.

Since then most editions of the tournament have averaged between 2 and 3 goals per game.

In the only other change, Naim Sliti has been replaced on the left wing by Saif-Eddine Khaoui.

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