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Hazard sends message to Mohamed Salah

08 June 2018

Hazard scored as Belgium had a comfortable 3-0 win over Egypt in Wednesday's World Cup warm-up friendly in Brussels and told On Sports that he hopes his former Chelsea teammate will be able to make it to his country's first World Cup appearance since 1990.

Drawn in Group G containing England, Tunisia and tournament debutants Panama, Belgium are expected to cruise into the second round of the June 14-July 15 showpiece. "We all wish him a speedy recovery and we want to see him in the World Cup".

Belgium forward Eden Hazard has said that he will be supporting Egypt at this summer's World Cup due to his friendship with Mohamed Salah. Belgium struggled to a scoreless draw last week against a Portugal side missing striker Cristiano Ronaldo and Martinez, who has sidelined Roma star Radja Nainggolan, has faced plenty of criticism in the Belgian media.

Salah beat Harry Kane to the Premier League Golden Boot award after netting 32 times in his debut season at Merseyside. The Chelsea forward set up Romelu Lukalu for the first goal and netted the second himself before halftime.

Hazard added his name to the score sheet in the 38th minute, blasting a shot high and hard past el-Hadary after Yannick Carrasco had cut back the ball from the left.

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Belgium eased past Egypt 3-0 in Brussels to extend the north African side's winless streak since qualifying for the tournament in Russian Federation starting next week.

Marouane Fellaini added a third in stoppage-time to complete a strong performance by the hosts, who underlined their status as one of the favourites in Russian Federation.

Nigeria turned in a disappointing performance in their final tune-up, losing 1-0 to the Czech Republic who failed to qualify for the World Cup.

Egypt are holding out hope that the Premier League Golden Boot victor can return in time for their opening game of the World Cup when they play Uruguay on June 15.

So where is each World Cup team ranked at the moment? They will be based in Yessentuki, by the Caucasus Mountains in southern Russian Federation.

Hazard sends message to Mohamed Salah