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Dries Mertens jokes Belgium are targeting 16 World Cup goals to get free TVs – video

Belgium scored nine goals in their three group games, more than any other country, and forward Dries Mertens has joked that he was motivated by more than just winning the World Cup. Mertens said that friends back home were counting on him to help the team hit a target of 16 goals to make good on a retailer’s special Russia 2018 promotion. Asked by reporters at their training camp near Moscow about Belgium’s free-scoring run, the Napoli player said that a Belgian electrical chain was offering to reimburse people who bought a television for the World Cup - if the team score more than 15.

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