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World Cup : Wilmots hopeful on Lukaku

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Belgian Striker Romelu Lukaku will need rest after picking up anĀ  injury on Saturday, but coach Marc Wilmots expects him to be fit for the World Cup.

The Chelsea striker, who is attracting interest from other clubs including Everton, only came on as a substitute in the 61st minute of Belgium’s 1-0 friendly win against Tunisia in Brussels but limped off shortly before the end of the match.

Wilmots played down the injury saying :

“He’s in pain but the doctors don’t think it’s too serious, at least at first glance.

He will be checked over more closely on Sunday but it’s probably a bad sprain. Hopefully he just needs three or four days to recover.”

Belgium have already lost striker Christian Benteke and apart from Lukaku, only have teenage Lille striker Divock Origi, in their squad. However, they alson have the likes of Kevin Mirallas, Marouanne Fellaini and Eden Hazard who can all operate up there.

Belgium are in Group B in Brazil, and kick off their campaign against Algeria on June 17 before taking on Russia and South Korea.

 

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