Monday, 14 October 2013

Belgium - Wales Preview: Lukaku looking to build on Croatia double

Belgium will be aiming to end their World Cup qualifying campaign in style when they face Wales in Brussels on Tuesday.

A 2-1 victory away to Croatia on Friday ensured that Marc Wilmots's side will travel to Brazil to play in their first World Cup finals since 2002.

On-loan Everton striker Romelu Lukaku scored both goals in the victory after being handed a starting berth in the absence of the injured Christian Benteke.

Belgium have dropped just two points in Group A and are assured of top spot as they hold an eight-point lead over Igor Stimac's Croatia - who must settle for a place in the play-offs.

Wilmots's side secured qualification for Brazil despite being without captain Vincent Kompany and Benteke, proving that they have strength in depth, and, with the likes of Eden Hazard, Axel Witsel, Jan Vertonghen and Marouane Fellaini at their disposal, they will be fancied to make an impact on the biggest stage of all.

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