FIFA World CUP Live: Big Blow for Belgium, Romelu Lukaku sidelined for the first two games due to injury
FIFA World CUP Live – Romelu Lukaku injured: It hasn’t been the most auspicious of starts for star players in the FIFA…
FIFA World CUP Live – Romelu Lukaku injured: It hasn’t been the most auspicious of starts for star players in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Not even a single match has gone underway, and injuries have already taken their toll on star players. Last night, France striker Karim Benzema was ruled out of the quadrennial event. On Sunday, Belgium star forward Romelu Lukaku was ruled out of at least the first two matches due to a persistent hamstring injury, as per sources. Follow all MINUTE by MINUTE updates from all TEAM Camps & FIFA WC LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN. Watch FIFA WC LIVE Streaming on Jio Cinema.
It is reported that Lukaku hasn’t participated in the Red Devils’ training session since their arrival in Qatar on Friday. This only begs the question whether Lukaku was fully-fit for the FIFA World Cup 2022. Rumours has it that coach Roberto Martinez got the 29-year-old star forward into the side, despite knowing about his physical condition. Lukaku has a stupendous record as a Belgian international and is the country’s all-time top scorer with 68 goals from 102 appearances.
Lukaku is struggling with injuries and form
Not just with injury, Romelu Lukaku hasn’t been in the best of strikes off late. The forward has struggled considerably in the past 18 months or so, ever since he was drafted by Inter Milan on loan. He also had a poor season with Chelsea, which led to the transfer in the first place.
In his defense, Lukaku has played just two matches for Inter Milan, largely due to injury concerns. Although he sprung into action last month and scored in the team’s victory over Viktoria Plzen, Just when it looked like he was back to his best, Lukaku once again injured his hamstring, making matters worse for his national team.
Belgium kicks off its World Cup campaign on Wednesday against Canada. Later, they take on Morocco in their next fixture and finally meet 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia at the start of December. It remains to be seen who replaces Lukaku and coach Martinez has some useful options up his sleeve. The starting favorite is likely to be Fenerbahce forward Michy Batshuayi, who played in the one warm-up match against Egypt, which the team lost 2-1 on Friday.
Full Belgium Squad for FIFA World Cup 2022
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