Lukaku ties with Ronaldo in race for World Cup Golden Boot

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Or it could be a battle of B teams.

Belgium opened with a 3-0 victory over Panama and has an 8-2 goal difference.

He has levelled with Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo as the 2018 FIFA World Cup top scorer with four goals.

So should Lukaku in the build-up or save his strength for the rival penalty area?

Lukaku has 15 goals in his last 10 worldwide matches but left in the 59th minute after injuring an ankle ligament.

The reports say Real's top priority for the goalkeeper position is Liverpool target Alisson.

'I never thought of scoring twice at the World Cup, ' Stones said.

"That's the most important thing. Football is all about having fun - but playing to win at the same time". We were talking about Lukaku to check and change the angle of his runs to create his own space that's what he did there.

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Add Kevin de Bruyne in the mix - someone who has been relegated to shadows (despite that wonderful ball to Hazard against Tunisia) so far courtesy of the imperious Lukaku and Hazard - linking-up play and slipping in balls that a striker can only dream of.

"As expected, it was a very hard match", Maaloul said.

"People in Belgium know this is a golden generation", said West Ham defender Pablo Zabaleta on BBC One. "However, we did our best and we will try to improve our performance in the future". But like historic champions Argentina (1986), England (1966) and Uruguay (1930 and 1950), they have all laboured compared to the flying Belgians. "The reality is that we are qualified and in a tournament like the World Cup, you're only as good as the 23 players (in the squad)". There will be opportunities to give minutes to other players.

Alderweireld, for one, doesn't feel like sitting out a match.

At a World Cup players want to play every match, England's Lingard said, "but you've got to listen to the gaffer (coach)". "I feel good. There are enough days between matches". "I will see how I feel tonight and tomorrow with the medical staff".

If England avoid defeat against Panama on Sunday Belgium's spot in the knockout stage will be confirmed. It would then go down to each side's disciplinary record, with the team that collected the fewest cards going through.

The Group G victor next plays the runner-up from Group H, where three teams are still in contention - Japan, Senegal and Colombia. In Saturday's Group G contest.

Sadly for the fans, Belgium and England are ready to rest and rotate.

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