FIFA World Cup 2014 Highlights, Belgium vs Russia: Divock Origi Scores as Belgium Beat Russia to Enter Last 16

Belgium beat Russia on Sunday to enter the Round of 16 in the FIFA World Cup 2014.

Updated: June 22, 2014 23:48 IST
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Belgium beat Russia 1-0 and advance to the next round. Catch all the highlights here (Matchcentre):

23:22 (IST): That is it! It's all over! Belgium are through to the Round of 16. Russia on the brink of elimination as they lose in the dying stages.

23:16 (IST): GOAL! Belgium have the lead in the 88th minute! Eden Hazard produces a great pass which finds Divock Origi inside the penalty area. He takes advantage of the situation to fire past the goalkeeper and into the back of the net.

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23:08 (IST): The referee gives a time for substitution in the 83rd minute. Oleg Shatov departs to be replaced by Alan Dzagoev.

22:59 (IST): Some close calls in the second half by both teams but no goals to show for it.

22:53 (IST): If today's match ends in a draw then Belgium are not yet quite through to the next round just yet.

22:43 (IST): Dmitry Kombarov's outswinging corner in the 53rd minute is easily headed clear by Marouane Fellaini in the only bright-ish moment of what has been a poor second half so far. Both teams have resorted to lumping ineffective long balls up the pitch, and it isn't pretty.

22:39 (IST): After over 50 minutes of play both teams are hoping to get on the scoresheet. A win for Belgium takes them to the Round of 16.

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22:34 (IST): The second half begins and both teams are in search of that elusive goal.

22:17 (IST): That is the end of the first half and both teams looking threatening but yet to score.

22:07 (IST): Both teams have tested each other's defences in the first half.

21:55 (IST): Dries Mertens with the corner in the 25th minute, but it is intercepted by the defender.

21:49 (IST): Mertens beats the Russian defence but only hits the side netting in the 20th minute. The game on a very even keel at the moment.

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21:44 (IST): A couple of good runs in the space of a few seconds by Belgium. They are playing some lovely football though the best chance of the game till now has gone to Russia.

21:38 (IST): Russia struggling to get hold of the ball as Belgium dominate possession in the opening 9 minutes.

21:33 (IST): Alexandr Samedov is clearly asking for medical treatment with his painful gestures in the 2nd minute. How serious is his injury is yet to be found out.

21:30 (IST): The referee blows the whistle and the match kicks off between Belgium and Russia in Group H.

21:23 (IST): The teams line up as the national anthems start to play.

21:19 (IST): A squad comprising Belgium's best ever selection of talented individuals looked in trouble for 70 minutes against Algeria in the opening match of Group H, but some inspired substitutions made all the difference, with Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens coming off the bench to fire their side to a 2-1 victory. Belgium must now kick on to prove their many admirers correct, while Russia need to kick-start their campaign following a lacklustre 1-1 draw with South Korea that required veteran striker Alexander Kerzhakov to appear from the bench to grab a late equaliser. Belgium are the favourites, then, but we've seen plenty of favourites surprised in this astonishing World Cup.

21:14 (IST): Captain Vincent Kompany has won his fitness battle to take his place in the starting line-up, while Romelu Lukaku has retained his place despite a lacklustre showing against Algeria. The two changes are in midfield, where Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens come in for Moussa Dembele and Nacer Chadli. Fabio Capello has made a couple of changes, but perhaps not the ones that were expected of him. Andrey Eshchenko and Yury Zhirkov are the fall-guys, making way for Aleksei Kozlov and Maksim Kanunnikov, but Alan Dzagoev and Aleksandr Kerzhakov stay on the bench.


Having come from behind to beat Algeria in their opening game, Belgium can reach the World Cup knockout phase by beating Russia at Rio de Janeiro's fabled Maracana on Sunday.

Marc Wilmots's 'golden generation' looked destined to make a meek entrance into the tournament after falling behind to a Sofiane Feghouli penalty in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday, but late goals from substitutes Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens got them off to a winning start.

With Russia having been held 1-1 by South Korea in their Group H opener, the last 16 is already within sight for Belgium, who are seen as dark horses to win the tournament after going through qualifying unbeaten.

Belgium centre-back Nicolas Lombaerts, who plays for Russian side Zenit Saint-Petersburg, knows better than most what to expect from Fabio Capello's side, and he expects his team-mates to have a physical edge. (Read Full Preview)


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