Belgium cruise past Egypt to settle FIFA World Cup 2018 nerves

  • Belgium cruise past Egypt to settle FIFA World Cup 2018 nerves

Belgium cruise past Egypt to settle FIFA World Cup 2018 nerves

The Egyptian global left the field in tears last month after tangling with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in the first half of Liverpool's 3-1 defeat.

"After the goalkeeper said that I dazed him with a clash with me I am only missing (Roberto) Firmino saying that he got a cold because a drop of my sweat!"

"[Laughs]. He has great experience, he is a good coach and he helps us improve our performance".

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.

Salah's optimism will be welcome news to the millions of Egypt fans preparing to support the team in their first World Cup in 28 years this summer.

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah has promised the nation's president that he will win his battle to be fit for the World Cup in Russian Federation in time to be ready for the team's first game against Uruguay on June 15. Kompany injured his groin on Saturday during Belgium's lackluster 0-0 draw with Portugal. "If we want to go far in the World Cup, we'll have to be as solid as we were tonight and keep our energy".

Will he continue his incredible goalscoring form in Russian Federation this summer?

Romelu Lukaku, favoured as starting striker over Michy Batshuayi, thumped home from close range in the 27th minute when Egypt's 45-year-old keeper Essam El-Hadary spilled from Eden Hazard.

Batshuayi set up Fellaini's goal by beating an Egypt defender and cutting back the ball.

Unquestionably, Mohamed Salah is one of the men of the season.

Israeli Sports Minister Miri Regev, who pushed for the game to be moved from Haifa to Jerusalem, dismissed accusations that her demand had caused its cancellation and said Messi, his team mates and his family had been threatened by "terror elements".

On May 30, the federation had said Salah would be out for "not more" than three weeks, meaning he could miss Egypt's opening World Cup Group A fixture against Uruguay on June 15. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.