Belgium qualifies for World Cup after beating Greece

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Jan Vertonghen scored a 25-yard screamer as Belgium secured their spot at the 2018 World Cup with a 2-1 victory against Greece.

The win was Belgium's seventh in eight qualification matches.

Tottenham centre-back Jan Vertonghen had fired Belgium's wonder-opener just four minutes earlier - before Goncalves Rodrigues flicked Greece level.

Romelu Lukaku's 75th minute victor earned Belgium victory in Piraeus and passage to next summer's tournament, leaving Greece battling Bosnia for a play-off spot.

But one minute after that, Lukaku headed into the far corner after being picked out by Thomas Meunier.

Belgium breezed through the qualification process after being placed in a weak group that also included Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Estonia and Gibraltar.

The World Cup Qualifiers in Europe only come to an end next month (at least before the Playoffs start), but two Manchester City stars could confirm a place in Russian Federation today. Last Thursday, the "red devils" did not notice the national team of Gibraltar, defeating the opponent 9: 0, and approached the distance of the outstretched hands to the exit to Mundial. Wilmots was let go as manager after Belgium was ousted in the quarters at the European championships last summer.



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