Belgium 3-1 Estonia: Hosts seal their passage to 2022 World Cup thanks to goals from Christian Benteke, Yannick Carrasco and Thorgan Hazard
- Belgium qualified for next year’s World Cup with a comfortable 3-1 victory
- Christian Benteke scored early to give the hosts the lead against Estonia
- Yannick Carrasco and Thorgan Hazard sealed their passage to Qatar
Belgium qualified for next year’s World Cup finals and kept up their unbeaten qualifying run as they beat Estonia 3-1 in Brussels on Saturday.
The Belgians, semi-finalists in Russia in 2018, climbed to an unassailable 19 points in Group E as Christian Benteke scored early and Yannick Carrasco and Thorgan Hazard added second-half goals.
Belgium join Brazil, Denmark, France and Germany among the first five countries to qualify for next year’s finals in Qatar.
But it was in fact a wasteful display from Belgium, whose supporters were expecting more of a goal feast at the King Baudouin Stadium to celebrate qualifying for a third successive World Cup.
Christian Benteke was among the scorers as Belgium qualified for next year’s World Cup
Yannick Carrasco and Thorgan Hazard (pictured centre) also found the back of the net
Belgium players celebrate in front of their supporters following their comfortable win