With Belgium crashing Tunisia in their 3rd Group-G match, the young team has all but confirmed their spot in the round of 16 for the World Cup 2018.
The game can be attributed to the two men Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku, who played a major role in securing their teams position in Round of 16.
In another game of Group-F Mexico clinched their consecutive win from yesterday’s game against South Korea. They defeated the South Korean side by 2-0. After defeating Germany, this win makes them a strong contender to qualify in the round of 16.
For Belgium’s the prospects of qualifying to the next round in this World Cup came with 20 minutes to go on Saturday when the team’s captain Eden hazard, was taken out of the game.
Belgium has never won the World Cup, but it demonstrated in Saturday’s rout why it was considered among the favourites coming into the tournament. Against Tunisia it moved through an impressive assortment of gears on the field, much as it did in its tournament-opening 3-0 victory over Panama. By the 60th minute of Saturday’s match, Hazard and Lukaku had contributed two goals apiece in dismantling Tunisia 5-2, a score line that reflected better on the North African team than it should have.
Lukaku, Hazard and their midfield king Kevin De Bruyne; have provided themselves as assets of this tournament and looked rightly so when the Tunisia defence was broken with a lofted pass to give Hazard his second goal.
On Saturday, the departure of Lukaku and Hazard, however, did not disrupt Belgium’s attacking flow. Instead, with its understudies getting immediately involved, Belgium showed that it may have the necessary depth on its roster to go deep into the tournament.
In another Game of Group F, Mexico defeated a lowest ranked team; South Korea by 2-0, on Saturday. This win positions them well to avoid Brazil in the round of 16.
In six straight World Cups, from 1994 through 2014; the Mexicans have been eliminated in the round of 16. But this time they show more mettle feel experts.
In this game Carlos Vela’s first half penalty kick and Xavier Hernandez second half tally restricted South Korean to 2-0. Hernandez scored his 50th international goal yesterday, which got his team a comfortable win.
Germany, in another match defeated Sweden by 2-1 at Sochi. Coming from behind, the last time defending champion secured their place in this world cup after a last minutes goal, scored by Tony Kroos.
This Group-F game was a do or die match for the German team. Though they were one man short in second half but never lost hope till the end. This spirit made their day, and bagged 3 points needed for going ahead in this tournament.