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Romelu Lukaku on target as Belgium coast past Egypt in friendly

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Isaac Mcdaniel | 10 June, 2018, 05:36

Belgium showed flashes of its attacking prowess Wednesday, beating Egypt 3-0 in a World Cup warmup with the help of goals from Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard in a dominant first half.

Salah, who hit a stunning 44 goals for Liverpool last season in all competitions, was forced out of the May 26 Champions League final in tears clutching his left shoulder after being wrestled to the ground by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.

Panama will make their World Cup debut in Russian Federation, where the central Americans will face England, Belgium and Tunisia in Group G. But Hernan Dario Gomez's men will be hoping for an upturn in fortunes after this latest setback ahead of the June 14-July 15 showpiece. I can't say one, but I like Costa a lot, when I played with him it was wonderful.

"We play differently with Hector Cuper than with our previous coach [Shawky Gharib]", the 25-year-old talisman said in an interview with Marca.

"It was not normal [not to qualify for 28 years] because we've won the [African Nations Cup] seven times", Salah said.

Belgium hammered the final nail into Egypt's halting FIFAWorld Cup 2018 warm-up campaign with an assured 3-0 win in Brussels on Wednesday that settled some nerves among the fancied hosts, who lacked injured defensive linchpin Vincent Kompany.

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In the third, the Spaniard kept Djokovic on the baseline to lead 3-1 but the 12th seed broke back via a superb drop shot. He also had to save a match point in the 11th game of the decider before breaking to punch his ticket for the final 16.

Speaking afterwards, Hazard praised Egypt's performance in the absence of Premier League Golden Boot victor Salah, who he hopes will take part at the showpiece tournament.

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez brought on three substitutes at half-time in Marouane Fellaini, Michy Batshuayi and Nacer Chadli, as the game settled in at a slightly lower-tempo with Egypt getting the better of the second-half chances, but never finding the back of the net.

"It makes sense that he's standing in a position where he is waiting for what is going to happen", Martinez said, describing Ciman as a good fit for either injured defender.

"I wish Salah the best and hope he returns".

Their first game will be against Uruguay on Friday June 15. "I think I've improved with him". "But what I like is that when we make mistakes we've got the togetherness to try to overcome them and I don't think we had that before and that's very pleasing".

"We know what we are", said Hazard.

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