Eden Hazard will be fully fit to start Belgium’s World Cup campaign despite suffering an injury scare in the team’s 4:1 win over Costa Rica in a friendly on Monday. This was disclosed by Belgium coach, Roberto Martinez.
Hazard was replaced in the 70th minute in the course of the game in Brussels after appearing to suffer a dead leg.
“Eden is OK. He had a little trouble, but it’s nothing to worry about,” Martinez said. “At the end he just came off because he had a little bit of a dead leg, a little bit of a knock on his leg.”
Hazard was named the man of the match after a brilliant display that included an assist for one of Romelu Lukaku’s two goals.
“I really enjoyed Eden’s performance,” Martinez added. “He was sharp and strong, he was majestic.”
Belgium will start off their World Cup campaign against Panama in Group G on June 18.