Belgium's Romelu Lukaku says it is now or never for golden generation

Eight teams on track for early exits in World Cup

Eight teams on track for early exits in World Cup

Belgium thrashed Tunisia 5-2 on Saturday and England will face Panama tomorrow night, a team which the Three Lions are expected to roll over with relative ease.

Michy Batshuayi, the leading candidate to replace him should he become unavailable, did come on for Belgium after replacing Eden Hazard on 68 minutes in the second half.

Tunisia pulled a goal back from a free kick, but Lukaku scored a crushing goal in the final minute of first half stoppage time to give Belgium all the momentum heading into the locker room.

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Belgium were much the better team, looking risky on nearly every attack, but they were seriously aided and abetted by some ragged defending and non-existing marking from their opponents.

"I don't think England have seen anything there that they didn't know already, we're very aware of the quality of this Belgium team, they're very strong".

In between his two goals, Lukaku attempted to round Tunisia's goalkeeper when played through in the box. That's what we want.

Should that go to plan for Gareth Southgate's side, the contest between England and Belgium on Thursday - like it was tipped to be - is set to decide who wins the group and who comes out in second place.

Backed by many to finish the 2018 World Cup as its top scorer, the Manchester United striker scored a brace for Belgium in their opening game win over Panama last week.

This feat made them the first teammates to score twice in the same World Cup game since Toni Kroos and Andre Schurrle accomplished the feat in the 2014, when Germany destroyed Brazil 7-1 in the semi-final.

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