Belgium v USA, 01 July 2014

Score2-1 to Belgium
RefereeDjamel Haimoudi
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
VenueArena Fonte Nova
Attendance51,227
Kick-off 5.00pm local (9.00pm BST) After extra time - 0-0 at 90 minutes. The two teams had met in five previous matches, including one in the 1930 FIFA World Cup group stage won by United States 3–0 and which was one of the two first FIFA World Cup matches to be played. Belgium midfielder Steven Defour was suspended for the match, after being sent off in the last group stage match against South Korea. In a game dominated by the Belgians, but still goalless through the first 90 minutes thanks to U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard, U.S. striker Chris Wondolowski missed a great chance in stoppage time from less than five yards out. Thus, the game went to extra time and Belgium took the lead within two minutes. Romelu Lukaku, who came off the bench at the start of extra time, crossed from the right into the penalty area, Matt Besler failed to clear the ball, and Kevin De Bruyne shot low into the far corner from the right of the penalty area. Near the end of extra time first half, De Bruyne's through ball from the right set up Lukaku to extend the lead with a left footed shot to the net. The United States pulled one back early in extra time second half, when substitute Julian Green volleyed in Michael Bradley's lobbed pass with his right foot from near the penalty spot. Minutes later, the U.S. nearly equalised on a set piece routine that saw Clint Dempsey through on goal, but his first touch was too hard and the ball was corralled by Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Belgium held on for the win, and advanced to the quarter-finals to face Argentina. With Belgium's victory, the 2014 World Cup became the first tournament where all the top teams of the group stage advanced to the quarter-finals. U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard recorded 15 saves in the match, which was the most saves recorded in a match since FIFA started to keep track of the number of saves in 1966. Julian Green also became the youngest player to score a goal in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

2  Belgium

Manager: Marc Wilmots

1  USA

Manager: Jürgen Klinsmann

Goals:

Kevin De Bruyne 93 G
Romelu Lukaku 105 G

Goals:

Julian Green 107 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Defender/Centre back Vincent Kompany (captain)
Defender/Centre back Daniel Van Buyten
Defender/Midfielder Jan Vertonghen
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder Eden Hazard
Midfielder Axel Witsel
Midfielder/Forward Kevin De Bruyne
Forward Dries Mertens
Forward Divock Origi

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Tim Howard
Defender Matt Besler
Defender Omar González
Defender/Midfielder Geoff Cameron
Defender/Midfielder Fabian Johnson
Defender/Midfielder Graham Zusi
Midfielder DaMarcus Beasley
Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya
Midfielder Michael Bradley
Midfielder Jermaine Jones
Midfielder/Forward Clint Dempsey (captain)

Substitutions:

Kevin Mirallas for Dries Mertens 60
Romelu Lukaku for Divock Origi 91
Nacer Chadli for Eden Hazard 111

Substitutions:

DeAndre Yedlin for Fabian Johnson 32
Chris Wondolowski for Graham Zusi 72
Julian Green for Alejandro Bedoya 105

Cards:

Vincent Kompany 42 Y

Cards:

Geoff Cameron 18 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sammy Bossut
Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet
Defender Laurent Ciman
Defender Thomas Vermaelen
Midfielder Nacer Chadli
Midfielder Moussa Dembélé
Midfielder Adnan Januzaj
Midfielder/Forward Kevin Mirallas
Forward Romelu Lukaku

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Brad Guzan
Goalkeeper Nick Rimando
Defender John Brooks
Defender Timmy Chandler
Defender DeAndre Yedlin
Midfielder Kyle Beckerman
Midfielder Brad Davis
Midfielder Mix Diskerud
Forward Jozy Altidore
Forward Julian Green