Lukaku set to miss Belgium’s first two matches at World Cup

Lukaku set to miss Belgium's first two World Cup matches

ROMELU LUKAKU IS set to miss Belgium’s opening two World Cup matches and won’t play until essentially their last Gathering F match against Croatia.

The forward didn’t partake in the Red Devils’ first good training season since they showed up in Qatar on Friday as he proceeds with his recuperation from a hamstring injury, and AFP reveals that he will miss the games against Canada and Morocco.

Lukaku is Belgium’s unsurpassed top scorer with 68 goals in 102 appearances and was called up to their World Cup squad despite coach Roberto Martinez conceding he was not completely fit.

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The 29-year-old has endured a troublesome beyond a year and a half, moving back to Inter Milan on loan after a dreary season with Chelsea.

In any case, he has played only two times for Inter since August after first getting the injury in a 3-1 defeat at Lazio.

He got back to activity in style last month, scoring in a 4-0 win against Viktoria Plzen that guaranteed Inter’s section to the last 16 of the Bosses Passage yet he then injured his hamstring again a couple of days after the fact.

Martinez needs to conclude who will replace Lukaku front and center. Fenerbahce forward Michy Batshuayi began in Belgium’s one warm-up match before the tournament, a 2-1 defeat to Egypt on Friday.

Batshuayi was replaced by Lens forward Lois Openda, who pulled a goal, harking back to the 76th moment of the conflict in Kuwait City