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Belgium 1-0 Tunisia

Romelu Lukaku

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku limped off during his side's 1-0 win against Tunisia in their last warm-up match before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Chelsea's Lukaku, 21, who was on loan at Everton this season, came on in the 62nd minute but then picked up a knock.

"Romelu has difficulty walking. It's a big bruise. It'll be three or four days," said Belgium coach Marc Wilmots.

Belgium's final World Cup warm-up against Tunisia
A hailstorm delayed the match for 40 minutes

Dries Mertens scored a last-minute winner against Tunisia, who had Issam Jemaa sent off for two bookings.

The match was interrupted for about 40 minutes after torrential rain turned into giant hailstones in Brussels.

When the game restarted, Tunisia were soon reduced to 10 men and Belgium dominated possession before Mertens scored the decisive goal, as he found space in the penalty area and converted Nacer Chadli's pass.

Lukaku, who had scored four times in his previous two matches for Belgium, picked up an ankle injury late in the game.

He will face further tests on Sunday, but is expected to be fit for his side's opening World Cup match against Algeria in Belo Horizonte on 17 June.

Russia and South Korea are the other teams in Group H.

Line-ups

Belgium

  • 1Courtois
  • 2AlderweireldSubstituted forVanden Borreat 45'minutes
  • 15van Buyten
  • 4Kompany
  • 5VertonghenBooked at 45mins
  • 16Defour
  • 19Dembélé
  • 11MirallasSubstituted forChadliat 62'minutes
  • 8FellainiSubstituted forMertensat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10HazardSubstituted forJanuzajat 74'minutes
  • 17OrigiSubstituted forR Lukakuat 62'minutesSubstituted forWitselat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Vermaelen
  • 6Witsel
  • 7De Bruyne
  • 9R Lukaku
  • 12Mignolet
  • 13Bossut
  • 14Mertens
  • 18Lombaerts
  • 20Januzaj
  • 21Vanden Borre
  • 22Chadli
  • 23Ciman

Tunisia

  • 16Ben Mustapha
  • 21MathlouthiBooked at 83mins
  • 6Mohsni
  • 2Ben Youssef
  • 20AbdennourBooked at 31mins
  • 18MikariSubstituted forHammamiat 90+2'minutes
  • 11Ben YoussefSubstituted forYounesat 77'minutes
  • 8KorbiBooked at 53minsSubstituted forSaidat 56'minutes
  • 14Nater
  • 15DhaouadiSubstituted forBen Djemiaat 71'minutes
  • 17JemaaBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 1Kasroui
  • 3Yaacoubi
  • 4Ben Djemia
  • 5Jemal
  • 7Rjaibi
  • 9Younes
  • 10Bguir
  • 12Hammami
  • 19Said
  • 22Dkhili
  • 23Ghrab
Referee:
Viktor Kassai

Match Stats

Home TeamBelgiumAway TeamTunisia
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Belgium 1, Tunisia 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Belgium 1, Tunisia 0.

Attempt missed. Selim Ben Djemia (Tunisia) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Attempt missed. Bilel Mohsni (Tunisia) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Hamza Mathlouthi with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Tunisia. Conceded by Vincent Kompany.

Substitution

Substitution, Tunisia. Chedi Hammami replaces Yassin Mikari.

Substitution

Substitution, Belgium. Axel Witsel replaces Romelu Lukaku because of an injury.

Booking

Dries Mertens (Belgium) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dries Mertens (Belgium).

Hamza Younes (Tunisia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Belgium 1, Tunisia 0. Dries Mertens (Belgium) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nacer Chadli.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Farouk Ben Mustapha (Tunisia) because of an injury.

Corner, Belgium. Conceded by Bilel Mohsni.

Corner, Belgium. Conceded by Stéphane Nater.

Foul by Adnan Januzaj (Belgium).

Bilel Mohsni (Tunisia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Anthony Vanden Borre (Belgium) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adnan Januzaj with a cross.

Booking

Hamza Mathlouthi (Tunisia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jan Vertonghen (Belgium) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Hamza Mathlouthi (Tunisia).

Corner, Belgium. Conceded by Farouk Ben Mustapha.

Attempt saved. Jan Vertonghen (Belgium) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Vincent Kompany.

Corner, Belgium. Conceded by Selim Ben Djemia.

Corner, Belgium. Conceded by Hamza Mathlouthi.

Attempt missed. Jan Vertonghen (Belgium) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Dries Mertens from a direct free kick.

Dries Mertens (Belgium) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aymen Abdennour (Tunisia).

Substitution

Substitution, Tunisia. Hamza Younes replaces Fakhreddine Ben Youssef.

Attempt missed. Adnan Januzaj (Belgium) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Mousa Dembélé.

Substitution

Substitution, Belgium. Adnan Januzaj replaces Eden Hazard.

Substitution

Substitution, Tunisia. Selim Ben Djemia replaces Zouhaier Dhaouadi.

Attempt missed. Syam Ben Youssef (Tunisia) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Yassin Mikari with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Tunisia. Conceded by Anthony Vanden Borre.

Foul by Steven Defour (Belgium).

Hamza Mathlouthi (Tunisia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Syam Ben Youssef (Tunisia) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Yassin Mikari with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Vincent Kompany (Belgium).

Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Tunisia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dries Mertens (Belgium).

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