Lukaku misses training ahead of England clash

Ruben Holloway
June 28, 2018

England and Belgium players will encounter plenty of familiar faces. The World Cup does not care about generations, he said, nor individuals.

"They're a very risky side".

He said: "If we want to go far in this World Cup, we will need every player". There will be opportunities to give minutes to other players.

"Me and Rom (Romelu Lukaku) used to have some good battles in trainings when we were at Everton".

The injury didn't slow him down in a 5-2 win over Tunisia, as the Manchester United striker scored twice.

For Romelu Lukaku, joint top scorer so far in Russian Federation with Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, Henry is an inspiration.

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And that would be a shame for the fans.

"It is important we did better than in the previous match".

This latest demolition job by Belgium is the reason why they have been given the tag of dark horses for the last three big tournaments they have been a part of.

Speaking after the game, Martinez explained that Lukaku injured an ankle ligament, while Hazard strained his calf and Dries Mertens also hurt his ankle.

They are likely to rest and rotate when they meet England, who are also in the relatively novel position of not needing a result from their last group game to progress.

Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne fed the ball into midfielder Thomas Meunier at the top of the box to begin the sequence. Another against England would see them suspended for the first of the knockout games.

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The rewards? There are some, too.

England knows from bitter experience that there is no such thing as an easy draw at major tournaments after its embarrassing defeat by Iceland at the 2016 European Championship in France.

Now the leading scorer at this World Cup finals ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo on the account of playing fewer minutes, Lukaku carries the weight of expectations of a nation on his considerable shoulders.

Mexico lead Group F on six points after two games, having backed up their shock victory against Germany with another display to suggest they can go deep in this tournament. "Whatever decision he makes, it is his decision".

"As a kid I never thought I could get a chance to play for England, never mind score".

Speaking after Saturday's win over Tunisia, he told BBC One: "Lukaku is so confident right now". Brazil would meet Germany in the round of 16, and then potentially play the winners of Group G in the quarterfinals. But if you want to have that winning feeling, it's best to keep winning.

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He clearly had not reckoned on either just how good Belgium and England would be or perhaps quite how bad Tunisia and Panama are. You go out there to win a game - the other bits are nonsense".


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