Dries Mertens (R) of Belgium vies with Sergei Zenjov of Estonia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup European qualifiers Group H match between Belgium and Estonia in Tallinn, Estonia, on June 9, 2017. Belgium won 2-0. (Xinhua/Sergei Stepanov)
TALLINN, June 9 (Xinhua) — Visiting Belgium beat Estonia 2-0 on Friday in the 2018 FIFA World Cup European qualifiers Group H.
At A Le Coq Arena in the Estonian capital, Belgium’s Dries Mertens tapped in the opener, while Nacer Chadli scored their second goal in the 86th minute.
Belgium currently top Group H with 16 points, four points ahead of second placer Greece , while Estonia rank the fifth with four points of the six teams.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification process decides 31 of the 32 teams to play, while Russia qualifies automatically as the host of the quadrennial international football tournament scheduled from June 14 to July 15, 2018.