Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku Injury Doubts for Belgium vs England

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Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku is now tied with Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo with four goals in the Russia FIFA World Cup tournament, leading all World Cup scorers. "He had a fantastic game and scored two goals - that's what you want".

The Tottenham striker scored his third and England's sixth, deflecting a Ruben Loftus-Cheek shot into the net, before he was taken off and replaced by Leicester striker Jamie Vardy.

The Ivorian revealed he has been giving the Belgian on-field advice, and it seems to be paying dividends with two calm and collected finishes against Tunisia, meaning Belgium top Group G on six points with England facing Panama tomorrow to try and level the tally up.

Lukaku's global record now stands at 40 goals in 71 games.

"I think they'll both look at resting players, if England win like you say", Lampard said.

Only five countries have won in the past generation, he noted: "To be a favourite in a World Cup you need to have the know-how of winning a World Cup, or have a reference of a previous generation that has won the World Cup in modern times".

"The reason we spent the biggest amount of money for Everton was because we saw the outstanding quality of his finishing, not because he was the finished article, not because he was a player who could give you something other than scoring goals".

Unsurprisingly, this would not produce a victor if Belgium and England draw.

"They're a very unsafe side".

Especially after their 5-2 victory turned out to be their highest scoring World Cup win ever.

Tunisia, also without a point after two matches, having extended their 40-year World Cup winless run to 13 games, are also still in with a theoretical chance of making it on through three points.

Lukaku was subbed off for fellow United man Marouane Fellaini in 59′ due to an ankle issue. With Belgium already qualified for the round of 16, it is very likely that no chances will be taken in Thursday's clash with England.

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