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Result: Eden Hazard, Thorgan Hazard help Belgium thrash Cyprus

Belgium claim a 4-0 win over Cyprus in Tuesday night's World Cup qualifier in Brussels, with Eden and Thorgan Hazard scoring three goals between them.

Eden Hazard and Thorgan Hazard scored three goals between them to set Belgium on the way to a 4-0 win over Cyprus in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Brussels.

The Red Devils, already assured of a place in Russia next year, took the lead through the older Hazard brother, who found space on the edge of the box on 12 minutes to drill an effort low inside the right-hand post.

Thorgan, in Belgium's starting XI alongside his brother for the first time, then doubled the hosts' advantage seven minutes after the restart, slotted into an unguarded net from close range after a shot rebounded off a defender.

In the 63rd minute, Cypriot defender Giorgios Merkis gave away a penalty, which the Chelsea attacker rattled beyond the outstretched arm of goalkeeper Kostas Panayi, who got a hand on the ball but could not keep it out.

The rout at the King Baudouin Stadium was rounded off with a goal from the fit-again Romelu Lukaku, who was brought on as a substitute by Roberto Martinez on 66 minutes and drilled home from Axel Witsel's delivery 12 minutes later.

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Wednesday's key events

· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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