COURTOIS IN EXCELLENT FORM AS BELGIUM SEAL WORLD CUP SLOT

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The Belgium national team have booked a place in the World Cup next year after defeating Greece 2-1 away from home.

Belgium needed to get the win away against Greece and will have to thank Chelsea goalkeeper for his wonderful saves in goal.

Courtois made a number of excellent saves in goal against Greece and the highlight of his saves was a truly world-class stop in the first half from a Konstantinos Stafylidis effort. Courtois denied his 25-yard thunderbolt from entering the top corner as he stretched at full length and got the faintest touch to divert it on to his left-hand post.

Jan Vertonghen opened the scoring on the 70th minute for Belgium and Zeca restored parity three minutes later. Romelu Lukaku scored the winning goal just a minute later in a very entertaining encounter.

Michy Batshuayi was an unused sub in the game, while Eden Hazard played the final 20 minutes during which Belgium scored the decisive goal and secured top spot in Group H with two games to spare.

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