Vertonghen toasts Belgium's World Cup qualification

Romelu Lukaku designs Belgian national mascot in brilliant video

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku said he took the opportunity to get his own back on Greece fans in Sunday's 2018 World Cup qualifier through his goal celebration.

It is the first time France have failed to win against Luxembourg since 1914 and the only consolation for the French is that they remain a point clear of Sweden at the top of Group A with two games remaining.

Brazil, Iran, Japan and Mexico had already reached the event from other continents, with Russian Federation automatically getting a place as the host country.

Since 2013 an agreement between the KBVB and its players ensured the Red Devils got a substantial financial reward: they were entitled to 60% of all the prize money the KBVB received.

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez says that the squad should be proud of becoming the first European nation to secure qualification for next year's World Cup.




Anastasios Donis surged forward from midfield and tested Thibaut Courtois, then Konstantinos Stafylidis produced a thumping drive which was heading for the top corner until the goalkeeper tipped it away.

The Group H fixture was goalless until the 70th minute when Jan Vertonghen blasted the visitors into the lead with a fierce shot.

Lukaku, 24, who has scored three goals in as many Premier League outings for Manchester United this season, will be the spearhead of a powerful Belgium side next summer. Belgium has 22 points, Bosnia-Herzegovina 14, Greece 13 and Cyprus 10.

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

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