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1 Belgium v Russia 0
Venue: Maracanã,Rio de Janeiro
Sun 22 Jun | Group H | Full Time | | Chat about this match |

As it happened: Belgium v Russia

2014-06-22 17:30
Last Updated at 18:05
22 Jun 19:59

DID YOU KNOW?

Today's match-winner, Divock Origi, is the son of former Kenya international, Mike Origi.

Divock was born in England, but chose to play for Belgium...

22 Jun 19:57

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Korea Republic v Algeria - 21:00

USA v Portugal - 00:00

22 Jun 19:53

Hardly a game to grace such a famous football stadium but at least we got a goal

Well-deserved win for Belgium.

Russia aren't eliminated, but may need to win their final match against Algeria

22 Jun 19:51

FULL-TIME

Belgium win 1-0 and progress to the Last 16

22 Jun 19:50
90'+ - Mirallas misses a golden chance to add a second but no harm done...
22 Jun 19:49
90+' - Russia with their final change as Samadov (off) makes way for Kerzhakov

22 Jun 19:48
90'+ - THREE minutes of extra-time to be played...
22 Jun 19:47
22 Jun 19:46

REMARKABLE STAT

That's Belgium's third goal of the 2014 Soccer World Cup and they have ALL been scored by substitutes...

22 Jun 19:46
88' - They left it late but Belgium all but qualified now for the Last 16
22 Jun 19:45
88' - ORIGI scores what must be the winner for Belgium!
22 Jun 19:45
88' - GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!
22 Jun 19:44
86' - It's the Hazard-show at present as he has another shot on goal that is deflected for a corner...
22 Jun 19:42
84' - Belgium finishing strong as they hit the upright through Kevin Miralles - their closest attempt on goal all match
22 Jun 19:41

83' - Russia make another change

Oleg Shatov off, on comes Alan Dzagoev

22 Jun 19:39
80' - The game springs to life and Russia nearly have the breakthrough. Exposed space on the right allows Eschenko a shot at goal but he drags wide


22 Jun 19:34

76' - Russia enjoying their best spell of the match

Good on them!

22 Jun 19:33

74' - Belgium make a key change...

On comes Kevin Mirallas and off goes Dries Mertens as Belgium make an attacking substitution

22 Jun 19:31

73' - YELLOW

Toby Alderweireld sees yellow for a mis-timed challenge. About the most exciting thing to happen this half...

22 Jun 19:29

70' - And we're into the final 20 minutes of the match

A match CRYING out for a goal!

22 Jun 19:24

In case you didn't know... Fabio Capello is the current Russia coach.

Capello led England at the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa

I wonder how he feels seeing England crash out in Brazil after just two matches... ?

22 Jun 19:22

64' - A goal either way could well decide this match...

Expectation among the crowd that they are waiting for a football game to start...

22 Jun 19:21
63' - Belgium looking more like dull horses than dark horses for the title...
22 Jun 19:21
61' - Russia now forced into a substitution as Alexei Kozlov hobbles off and is replaced by Andrey Eshchenko
22 Jun 19:15

56' - BELGIUM SWAP STRIKERS

Off goes Lukaku, on comes Divock Origi

22 Jun 19:13

53' - YELLOW

Witsel's first 'contribution' since returning to the field is to be shown a yellow...

22 Jun 19:08

49' - Early injury to Belgium's Axel Witsel

Looks like an elbow injury as he makes his way to the touchline, only to make a remarkable recovery.

The power of the touchline!

22 Jun 19:03

45' - AND WE'RE UNDER WAY FOR THE SECOND HALF!

No half-time changes to either side...

22 Jun 18:47

HALF-TIME

The half-time whistle sounds at the Estádio do Maracanã and we're dead-locked at 0-0 in this Group H encounter

22 Jun 18:45

43' - ANOTHER CLOSE SHAVE

The TWO best chances of the match have no both fallen to Russia as this time Aleksandr Kokorin finds himself unmarked in the Belgium box - but his header is wide to the right...

22 Jun 18:40

38' - YELLOW

Yellow card to Russia' Denis Glushakov for bad tackle on Dries Mertens

First 'slice of cheese' of the match