Belgium unchanged for Tunisia clash at World Cup

Belgium unchanged for Tunisia clash at World Cup

Belgium unchanged for Tunisia clash at World Cup

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.

The Chelsea star sprinted onto De Bruyne's lofted pass, held off two defenders, rounded keeper Ben Mustapha and tapped home Belgium's fourth goal in the 51st minute.

Lukaku, who also had a brace against Panama on Monday, has scored 17 goals in his last 11 worldwide games, Hazard scored his first two World Cup goals with a penalty in the opening minutes and Michy Batshuayi capped off the scoring late.

Dylan Bronn then handed the African side an unlikely lifeline before Lukaku - who scored twice in the opening 3-0 win over Panama - restored Belgium's lead to become his country's all-time top scorer at major tournaments with seven goals.

And Belgium, who wrap up Group G against England on Thursday, may confront fitness concerns with Lukaku, who had his right ankle worked on in the first half before coming off in the 59th minute with the result no longer in question.

Belgium almost answered several times in the remainder of the first half, with Hector Carrasco and Axel Witsel both missing quality chances.

Belgium have six points from their two games while Tunisia have still to get off the mark and have only a remote mathematical chance of qualifying.

That goal served to halt Belgium's early dominance, but they did grab a third with nearly the last kick of the half.

Tunisia looked set to pick up a point against England until Kane's late intervention, and another defeat will likely signal the end of their World Cup hopes.

Yannick Carrasco came agonisingly close to adding a fifth goal when his whipped effort from outside the area fizzed agonisingly past the post, while substitute Batshuayi saw an effort cleared off the line by Yassine Meriah after he had rounded the goalkeeper.

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