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Marouane Fellaini of all people proves to be top finisher at Belgium training

Marouane Fellaini in training with Belgium.
Marouane Fellaini usually scores with his head but at Belgium training he proved he's capable of more than just headers.

Belgium's stars earned a peaceful day off after their 3-0 World Cup-opening win over Panama Monday night. The players arrived back to their hotel in Moscow early Tuesday morning and had the luxury of enjoying a long nap.

Unfortunately for the substitutes, they weren't quite as lucky. It was a closed-door training session for the rest of the side but there was some fun had at the end of training. Manager Roberto Martinez had the players complete a "finishing" exercise before the eyes of the Belgian media. Each player alternated attempts and If you missed, you were immediately disqualified.

Who won the fun exercise you ask? Well, none other than Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini!

The big man was a surprising winner given all of Belgium's technically-gifted players, proving to all his detractors that he is more than just a big target -- with fabulous hair, mind you -- to pump balls forward to. 

The competition was run by current and former United players, as former starlet Adnan Januzaj, now of Real Sociedad, finished second.

Fellaini has scored 17 goals in 82 appearances for Belgium but we'd venture to say very few of those came from his feet. We'll have to wait to see if his "finishing skills" spill onto the real pitch in Russia!


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