Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens doubtful for England game

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Romelu Lukaku of Belgium celebrates after scoring his team's third goal against Panama Credit Xin Li Getty Images

Wahbi Khazri bagged a late consolation for Tunisia, but it did little to take the shine off a memorable result for Belgium.

Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard became only the fifth pair of teammates to each score two goals under the World Cup's current format as Belgium moved closer to securing passage to the knockout rounds with an easy 5-2 dismissal of Tunisia in Moscow.

While Roberto Martinez's side are not through to the last 16 yet, a win for England over Panama in Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday will see the Red Devils and Three Lions progress.

'He had a fantastic game and scored two goals, that is what you want'.

Hazard won and converted a sixth-minute penalty before Lukaku ran onto a Dries Mertens pass to coolly slot home the second 10 minutes later.

"Give huge credit to Tunisia, they wanted to win from the beginning, they pressed high up, they were happy to leave space and the credit we deserve is that we used that space well".

"We must remember that it was a game that suited our style", he said.

The Tunisians cut the lead when defender Dylan Bronn headed in a goal in the 18th minute, but Belgium wasn't done.

The striker coolly hit his shot inside the far post, just past the outstretched glove of Tunisia keeper Farouk Ben Mustapha, in the 16th minute.

Only in the 90th minute, after Youri Tielemans found him in the box, did Batshuayi tally his first World Cup goal, and Khazri answered in the 93rd minute, moments before the full-time whistle.

Tunisia captain Khazri grabbed their second goal just before the final whistle of their second defeat in Russian Federation.

Tunisia's Ferjani Sassi, right, fights for the ball with Belgium's Jan Vertonghen, left.

The game between England and Belgium, scheduled for Thursday, will determine which team top the group.

The temperature inside the tightly packed Spartak Stadium was 28 degrees C at kickoff, and rising humidity spilled into heavy rain. Video review confirmed the trip was on the white line of the penalty area, not outside as Tunisia claimed.

With seven defeats in seven matches for Arab countries, Tunisia will hope to stop the rot. Bronn and Ben Youssef were both replaced after leaving the field on stretchers.

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