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Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul on how he will approach Belgium

Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul on how he will approach Belgium

After beating Panama 3-0 in the Group G opening round on Monday, the Belgian side earned its second victory, qualifying for the round of 16 regardless of the result of their upcoming clash against England on June 28, reports Efe. They look like a potential contender, but facing England in the final group stage match should tell us if this team is for real or not. So, Belgium has clinched the World Cup I guess...

On the other hand Tunisia became the third African team to be dumped out of the 2018 edition of the Fifa World Cup following Egypt and Morocco through the exit door here in Russian Federation.

None of the opening 27 games of the tournament have ended goalless - a World Cup record.

Nabil Maaloul has apologised to supporters following Tunisia's 5-2 loss to Belgium and has urged his players to quickly respond to their latest setback.

The Tunisians had a different result in their Group opener, losing 2-1 to England, thanks to an injury-time victor from Harry Kane, in what was a poor excuse of a football match, and more of a WWE Wrestlemania tussle.

An inch-perfect Kevin de Bruyne pass sent Hazard clear for his second six minutes after the restart.

"In a tournament like the World Cup you're only as good as the 23 players, so there will be opportunities for the other players", Martinez said.

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Substitute Michy Batshuayi made it five for the Red Devils on the 90th minute mark, volleying home Youri Tielemans' defence splitting pass with clinical precision.

Bronn soon went off injured and was later joined on the sidelines by Tunisia defender Syam Ben Youssef.

The Red Devils' best run at a World Cup is third place in 1986 but they are regarded as dark horses for the title in Russian Federation.

Any striker, especially after the introduction of the VAR, would have looked forward to having the challenge reviewed but Lukaku being a sport chose to not waste his and his team's time.

Against England, they hardly made any attacking effort once they equalised, but to stay in contention they will need to end a 12-match winless streak at the World Cup finals, stretching back 40 years. Jan Vertonghen's long ball found the Chelsea forward and he took out Tunisia goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha with one touch and slotted into an empty net. Three of them - Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Morocco - were already out of reckoning before Tunisia had kicked off and Tunisia too are all but out.

Hazard, whose younger brother Thorgan is also in a squad considered to be Belgium's best for decades, is aware of the thirst for success back home.