As reported by Sporza, Red Devils head coach Roberto Martinez revealed that Romelu Lukaku trained with the first team for the first time since joining up with the 26 man squad. Lukaku had been training individually as he looked to recover from a hamstring injury, but it appears that his recovery is progressing well given his training inclusion. Martinez was non-commital when asked about when the striker could be expected to feature at the tournament. The Spanish coach said “For now I don’t know if he can start a match, we’ll find out in the next two days“.
Belgium limped to a 1-0 victory over Canada in their opening group game, thanks to a goal from Lukaku’s replacement Michy Batshuayi just before half-time. Canada managed over 20 shots against the Belgian side, and even head coach Martinez admitted that the North American’s were the better team over 90 minutes.
Belgium will face Morocco in their next game, with the North African side drawing their opener 0-0 with 2018 finalists Croatia.