Saturday, 5th July
Argentina vs Belgium in Brasilia.
Argentina and Belgium have already met twice at the World Cup
Belgium won in Europe (1:0) at Spain
1982 and Argentina won in Latin America (2:0) at the Mexico
It's 28 years since Argentina last won the World Cup, in Mexico, with Maradona at the helm. Now Lionel Messi has
to do the business in the capital of Brazil.
The surprise package will be out to stop him and hopefully write their
With only eight minutes on the clock, Argentina went in front through a quick move from
the halfway line between Lionel Messi, Angel di Maria and - via a deflection - Gonzalo
Higuain to finish. Game on.
In the 55th minute, Gonzalo Higuain hit the crossbar after a swift
Belgium needed to push forward but left themselves vulnerable at the
In the end, the Europeans lacked convincing firepower.
Final Score: Argentina 1 - Belgium 0
1-Sergio Romero; 4-Pablo Zabaleta, 15-Martin Demichelis, 2-Ezequiel Garay, 23-Jose Maria
Basanta; 6-Lucas Biglia, 14-Javier Mascherano, 22-Ezequiel Lavezzi, 10-Lionel Messi;
7-Angel di Maria, 9-Gonzalo Higuain.
1-Thibaut Courtois; 2-Toby Alderweireld, 15-Daniel Van Buyten, 4-Vincent Kompany, 5-Jan
Vertonghen; 8-Marouane Fellaini, 6-Axel Witsel, 11-Kevin Mirallas, 7-Kevin De Bruyne;
10-Eden Hazard, 17-Divock Origi.
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli - Italy
3 yellow cards.
Netherlands vs Costa Rica
2014 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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