In brief: Lukaku gives Martinez head start

Lukaku gives Martinez head start

NICOSIA (Cyprus) • Romelu Lukaku scored two headers in Belgium's 3-0 win in Cyprus on Tuesday and gave a first victory to new coach Roberto Martinez at the start of their qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup Finals.

Yannick Carrasco added the third as Belgium underlined their status as Group H favourites despite a change of manager following a disappointing Euro 2016 campaign in which they reached the quarter-finals. Martinez previously coached Lukaku at Everton.


Eriksen extends Spurs contract

LONDON • Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen has signed a new four-year contract that will keep him at White Hart Lane until 2020, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

The Denmark international has racked up 134 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham. He struck six league goals last season to help the club finish third in the standings.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 08, 2016, with the headline 'In brief:'. Print Edition | Subscribe