Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens doubtful for England game

Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens doubtful for England game

ESPN's Nick Ames shares his thoughts on Belgium's dominant display against Tunisia which saw them top group G.

However, problems have emerged after the match with both players suffering injuries after the match.

"Football has got a odd knack of punishing you when you don't treat things professionally", he said.

"This might be the last tournament for our generation because a few players are going to retire so we're playing for them and trying to leave a bit of history", Lukaku told BBC Radio 5 live.

Lukaku joined Cristiano Ronaldo as the tournament's leading scorer on four goals while Chelsea forward Eden Hazard also scored twice against Tunisia.

Ali Maaloul then gave the ball away at halfway after 16 minutes, Dries Mertens drove forward before rolling it into the path of Lukaku to plant it low into the corner.

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The record of 18 goals scored via spot kicks at a World Cup finals is shared by the 1990, 1998 and 2002 competitions - the former was a 24-team finals featuring 52 matches played, while the latter two editions came after the expansion to 32 teams and 64 matches.

The Belgians would be wise to remind themselves of Euro 2016 when they reached the quarter-finals but surprisingly crashed out to underdogs Wales, with their backline falling apart.

"We need to assess the three injury concerns", said Martínez. "And our work will start tomorrow morning".

While Tunisia are no worldwide football powerhouse, they nevertheless managed to find their way into the Belgian box often enough in the first half and even briefly cut the deficit to make it 2-1.

"What we saw was a team prepared to suffer, prepared to work for each other and we look well balanced in that respect", said Martinez. Today I was delighted with the attitude.

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