Goalless Romelu Lukaku Congratulated by Queen of Belgium for Scoring Game-Winner

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterJune 23, 2014

Romelu Lukaku kicks the ball during a training session of Belgium in Mogi Das Cruzes, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. Belgium play in group H of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Belgian star striker Romelu Lukaku hasn't quite enjoyed the World Cup breakthrough (yet) that many expected him to have for a talent-laden Belgium side. 

Someone forgot to tell that to the Queen of Belgium. 

In the aftermath of Belgium's late 1-0 win over Russia, Queen Mathilde congratulated Lukaku for scoring the game-winner. 

Per Who Ate All the Pies, she told Lukaku, "Bravo! Thanks to your goal we won, right?"

Problem being, of course, is that Lukaku didn't score the winner. He was on the bench when Divock Origi scored. 


1-0 Belgium https://t.co/BnM0O73FTr

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 22, 2014


In fact, Lukaku was rather unhappy about being taken off the pitch. 


If Lukaku does this with Mourinho then he will play with U21 forever http://t.co/VeV8WaTHWK

— Football Vines (@FootballVines) June 23, 2014


But he took it all in good stride—three points and the Queen's presence will do that—and pointed her in Origi's direction. 

Watch the video here

[Who Ate All the Pies]