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Dries Mertens

Free-scoring Belgium target 16 goals to get free TVs

MOSCOW: Belgium scored nine goals in their three World Cup group games, more than any other country, and forward Dries Mertens said on Saturday he was motivated by more than just winning the trophy. Mertens, scorer of an outrageous volley against Panama that opened Belgium’s account in Russia, joked 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 World Cup promotion. Asked by reporters at their training camp near Moscow about Belgium’s…