Courtois was scrambling to get across - I'm not sure he would have reached it had Salah's shot been on target. 86, Doku thinks his team should have been awarded a corner but the referee points for a goal kick after Hamad's tackle. Replays show that the Belgium substitute is right to feel aggrieved. 85, Doku's introduction has moved Carrasco into a more central attacking position. The Atletico Madrid winger has been good today and the majority of Belgium's attacks have come down his side. 82, Martinez makes another change as Jeremy Doku is introduced at the expense of Timothy Castagne. Just under 10 minutes to go here.
Until then, all that’s left for me to day is thanks for joining me today and I’ll speak to you next time! Lukaku's absence Belgium really seemed to miss their star striker today. Lukaku has only played twice since the end of August as he struggles with a muscle injury. Batshuayi is a willing deputy but lacks the quality and presence of his countryman. Martinez will certainly be hoping that Lukaku can shake off his injury problems in time for Belgium's first group game against Canada on Wednesday.
The 90 minutes he played today today will have had the Arsenal medical department sweating but he came through unscathed and should be available to Mikel Arteta when the Premier League restarts after the World Cup. Confidence dented The Red Devils had been expected to run out as comfortable victors today against a team ranked 37 places below them in the FIFA rankings. The pressure will certainly be on Belgium and Roberto Martinez to put on a much improved display against Canada in their first group game on Wednesday.
Roberto Martinez’ team seemed to lack a focal point up front in the absence of Romelu Lukaku who is facing his own fitness battle ahead of Belgium’s first group game on Wednesday. Egypt, meanwhile, restored some pride after a play-off defeat to Senegal in February denied them a place in Qatar. They followed their game plan to perfection as they sat back and absorbed Belgium’s pressure before launching forward on the counterattack.
Belgium 1 Egypt 2 LIVE REACTION: Salah and - The US Sun
90, There's going to be four minutes added on at the end of this game. Can Belgium find a late, confidence-boosting equaliser? 87, Two more changes for the Pharoahs That chance was Salah's last involvement in the game as he's replaced by Koka. Vitoria also introduces Emam Ashour at the expense of Trezeguet. 86, So close from Salah! He receives the ball in space on the edge of the penalty area but sends his shot just wide of the far post.
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