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World Cup 2018

Belgium qualify for 2018 World Cup

A Lukaku header after Greece had levelled was enough to ensure Belgium secured qualification for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday.

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring during their Group H 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match between Greece and Belgium at The Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus near Athens on September 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULI

Belgium secured qualification for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday by winning 2-1 away to Greece.

Romelu Lukaku scored what proved to be the winning goal and the victory ensured Belgium top spot in European qualifying Group H.

They join Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico and hosts Russia as the nations who have booked their place at next year's finals.

European 2018 World Cup qualifying results on Sunday:

Group A

At Amsterdam

Netherlands 3 (Propper 7, 80, Robben 67) Bulgaria 1 (Kostadinov 69)

At Borisov, Belarus

Belarus 0 Sweden 4 (Forsberg 18, Nyman 24, Berg, Granqvist 84-pen)

At Toulouse, France

France 0 Luxembourg 0

Group B

At Torshavn

Faroe Islands 1 (Sorensen 31) Andorra 0

At Riga

Latvia 0 Switzerland 3 (Seferovic 9, Dzemaili 55, Rodriguez 58-pen)

At Budapest

Hungary 0 Portugal 1 (Andre Silva 48)

Group H

At Tallinn

Estonia 1 (Kait 90+2) Cyprus 0

At Faro-Loule, Portugal

Gibraltar 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 (Dzeko 35, 85, Kodro 65, Lulic 83)

At Piraeus, Greece

Greece 1 (Zeca 73) Belgium 2 (Vertonghen 70, Lukaku 74)

Group I

At Zagreb

Croatia 1 (Vida 74) Kosovo 0


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