World Cup: Belgium trounce Tunisia in high-scoring tie

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Moscow, June 23 (IANS) Belgium ensured qualification to the next round with a 5-2 victory over Tunisia in a Group G match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Otkritie Arena here on Saturday.

Eden Hazard (16th, 51st minutes) and Romelu Lukaku (16th, 45+3) scored twice for Belgium before Michy Batshuayi (90th) bulged the net in the dying seconds of regulation time.

Dylan Bronn scored the first goal for Tunisia in the 18th minute while the impressive Wahbi Khazri (90+3) found the target late into econd half injury time.

Belgium now have six points from two matches. They will face England in their thgrid and final group match on June 28.

Tunisia have not yet opened their points tally, having lost both the matches they have played so far.

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The north Africans had lost 0-1 to England in their first match. They can only advance on goal difference if they beat Panama in their next match and England lose both their remaining games.

–IANS

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