Belgium seal World Cup place with win in Greece

Romelu Lukaku designs Belgian national mascot in brilliant video

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has said that he is proud of his players after they secured a place at next year's World Cup in Russian Federation.

Belgium have 22 points from eight games in UEFA qualifying Group H, eight points ahead of second placed Bosnia-Herzegovina with two to play. It was not about playing good football.

September 3 at 21:45 in Faro at the stadium "Algarve" the national team of Gibraltar will take the team of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the match of the 8th round of the European selection at the 2018 World Cup.

Belgium were in ruthless mood as they thrashed Gibraltar 9-0 in their 2018 World Cup qualifier on Thursday evening.

Greece managed to stifle Belgium with a five-man defence in the first half and twice came close to scoring on the break.

The stopper was first beaten by Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen's long-range drive, which he may have wanted to do better with, but was sweetly struck by the Red Devils defender.

Belgium's celebrations were cut short three minutes later when Greece's Portugal-born Zeca side-footed home to equalise after Georgios Tzavelas sent over a pinpoint cross.

Brighton midfielder Propper scored his second in the 80th minute to seal victory, heading Quincy Promes' cross into the far corner.

Greece dropped to third with 13 points after managing only one point from two home games in the space of four days.

Belgium became the first European team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation with a 2-1 victory over Greece away, while Luxembourg upset France by shutting out their star-studded attack for a goalless draw.

Estonia is fifth with eight points while last-place Gibraltar has lost all eight matches.

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