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Belgium stars ease Hazard injury fears

Several of Belgium’s players have been quick to ease fears that Eden Hazard is seriously injured.

The forward limped off during Belgium’s 4-1 victory over Costa Rica on Monday, a sorry sight not just for the Belgian’s who anxiously await the well-being of their captain, but also for everyone involved in football who may have sensed that the World Cup was about to potentially lose one of its star players.

However, despite the ankle injury looking as if it could cause Belgium and indeed Eden Hazard some grief, several of the 27-year-old’s Red Devils’ teammates and manager Roberto Martinez have jumped to relieve any stress.

“I’m not too worried about Eden, he’s a tough guy. He gets kicked all the time, but soon gets over it,” said United striker Romelu Lukaku.

“Eden? We’ll see, he’s strong, I reckon he’ll be okay,” said Dries Martens.

Thorgan Hazard, brother of Eden, also told Belgian newspaper SudPresse: “It was a little knock. He’ll be fine. I have to say sorry as it was on one of my passes that it happened.”

Finally, manager Roberto Martinez insisted that there was ‘nothing to worry about’.

“He’s very strong, he just had a dead leg towards the end of the match.”

“I really enjoyed his performance. He was sharp and strong, he was majestic.”

Belgium won both their pre-World Cup friendlies, beating Egypt 3-0 followed by shipping 4 past Costa Rica on Monday.

They face England in the Group Stages of the tournament, an eagerly anticipated game.

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