WEFA World Nations Cup 2018 | Group G
Eboria 2-3 Belgium
Belgium took top spot by beating an almost full-strength Eborian side in Faro.
Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard had given Eboria plenty to think about in the first half. Lukaku and Hazard scoring good goals from set pieces, whilst Eboria’s goal also came from a corner- a header by Daniel Ayandele.
Lukaku stretched Belgium’s lead in the second period to 3-1, which would give them top spot and the possibility of avoiding the Germans- favourites in Group H.
Eboria chased the game, pulling a goal back, following a goalmouth melee. Henry Thomas wickedly volleyed the ball past Courtois.
In the end, the equaliser never came. It wasn’t a bad time to lose though- results in Group H have meant that Costa Rica take top spot and Germany runners-up. This means Belgium and Germany are paired up and Costa Rica will play Eboria.
Not to take anything away from Costa Rica, but Eboria will much prefer playing against the Central Americans. This loss felt a bit like a win in the end!
Italy 4-0 Australia
It was too little, too late for the Azzuri, as they crashed out with a big banging 4-0 thumping over Australia- who may have already been at the airport. A brace from Immoble, along with Bellotti strikes and a Sainsbury own goal completed the rout for Italy.
Eboria will face Costa Rica and Belgium play Germany in the next round.