Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica

Squad analysis Belgium Football Team

Squad analysis Belgium Football Team

Romelu Lukaku sparked excitement amongst Manchester United supporters on Monday night after another phenomenal global performance helped Belgium end their 2018 World Cup preparations in style.

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium eased to victory against Costa Rica in their final World Cup warm-up match.

A penalty appeal by Romelu Lukaku was rejected in the opening minutes, despite the striker appearing to be dragged to the floor.

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez said Hazard came off with a dead leg, but added: "It's nothing to worry about".

Hazard, Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne will be hoping for redemption during the June 14-July 15 tournament in Russian Federation after being knocked out in the quarterfinals at both the last World Cup in Brazil and from Euro 2016 in France.

On Monday, the hosts piled on the pressure from the start but failed to capitalise on their early chances.

Los Ticos' advantage lasted only seven minutes, though.

Costa Rica took the lead with their only on-target effort of the first half when Vertonghen inadvertently teed up Ruiz - an unused substitute in the friendlies against Northern Ireland and England - in the 24th minute.

"It's going to be hard, but it's possible we'll become world champions, we have the players and the coaching staff for it, some of us play in the best clubs in the world and are in the top of the league", he told t-online.

Lukaku doubled his tally and extended Belgium's lead just five minutes after the restart, this time powerfully heading Nacer Chadli's cross past the helpless Keylor Navas.

"I get the feeling this team wants to face adversity together". They will also face Brazil and Switzerland.

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