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Lukaku, Hazard score to lead Belgium 2-0 past Sweden in World Cup warm-up

  • Belgium's Romelu Lukaku reacts after scoring the first goal of the game during the friendly soccer match between Sweden and Belgium at Friends Arena in Solna, Sweden, Sunday June 1, 2014. (AP photo / TT News Agency / Janerik Henriksson)  SWEDEN OUT

    Belgium's Romelu Lukaku reacts after scoring the first goal of the game during the friendly soccer match between Sweden and Belgium at Friends Arena in Solna, Sweden, Sunday June 1, 2014. (AP photo / TT News Agency / Janerik Henriksson) SWEDEN OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Belgium's national team line-up prior to the friendly soccer match between Sweden and Belgium at Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday June 1, 2014. Back row from left: Thibaut Courtois, Romelu Lukaku, Axel Witsel, Daniel Van Buyten, Vincent Kompany, Moussa Dembele. Front row: Toby Alderweireid, Dries Mertens, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Thomas Vermaelen. (AP photo / TT News Agency, Janerik Henriksson)   SWEDEN OUT

    Belgium's national team line-up prior to the friendly soccer match between Sweden and Belgium at Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday June 1, 2014. Back row from left: Thibaut Courtois, Romelu Lukaku, Axel Witsel, Daniel Van Buyten, Vincent Kompany, Moussa Dembele. Front row: Toby Alderweireid, Dries Mertens, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Thomas Vermaelen. (AP photo / TT News Agency, Janerik Henriksson) SWEDEN OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Belgium's Toby Alderweireid, left, against Sweden's Jimmy Durmaz, right, battle for the ball during the friendly soccer match between Sweden and Belgium at Friends Arena in Solna, Sweden, Sunday June 1, 2014. (AP photo/Maja Sualin, TT News Agency)    SWEDEN OUT

    Belgium's Toby Alderweireid, left, against Sweden's Jimmy Durmaz, right, battle for the ball during the friendly soccer match between Sweden and Belgium at Friends Arena in Solna, Sweden, Sunday June 1, 2014. (AP photo/Maja Sualin, TT News Agency) SWEDEN OUT  (The Associated Press)

Goals by Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard gave Belgium a 2-0 win over Sweden in a World Cup warm-up game Sunday.

After a slow start, the Belgians took advantage of a Swedish defensive mistake that allowed Axel Witsel to set up Lukaku in the 34th minute.

Hazard easily rolled in the second goal in the 78th from a pass by Kevin De Bruyne.

Sweden, which played without injured star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, had its best chance in the 68th minute when Jimmy Durmaz hit the crossbar after a corner.

Expectations are high on Belgium's young team ahead of the World Cup, where it will face Russia, South Korea and Algeria in Group H.

Sweden failed to qualify for the World Cup after losing to Portugal in a playoff.