Korea Republic v Belgium, 26 June 2014

Score1-0 to Belgium
RefereeBen Williams
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group H
VenueArena Corinthians, São Paulo
Attendance61,397
Kick-off 5.00pm local (9.00pm BST) Man of the Match: Jan Vertonghen (Belgium) Assistant referees: Matthew Cream (Australia) Hakan Anaz (Australia) Fourth official: Víctor Hugo Carrillo (Peru) Fifth official: Rodney Aquino (Paraguay) The two teams had met in three previous matches, including twice in the FIFA World Cup group stage (1990: South Korea 0–2 Belgium; 1998: South Korea 1–1 Belgium). Belgium, which had already qualified for the knockout stage but still needed a point to finish as group winners, had Steven Defour sent off for a reckless tackle on Kim Shin-wook at the end of the first half. Belgium scored the only goal of the match in the second half, when substitute Divock Origi's shot was parried by South Korea goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu and Jan Vertonghen converted the rebound with his left foot. Belgium's win ensured that they topped their group, while South Korea, which had to win to have any chance for qualification, were eliminated. South Korea's elimination meant that all four Asian representatives finished last in their group with a combined record of zero wins, three draws and nine defeats, the worst showing by the Asian Football Confederation since the 1990 World Cup.

0  Korea Republic

Manager: Hong Myung-Bo

1  Belgium

Manager: Marc Wilmots

Goals:

Goals:

Jan Vertonghen 78 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper KIM Seung-gyu
Defender HONG Jeong-ho
Defender YOON Suk-young
Defender LEE Yong
Defender KIM Young-gwon
Midfielder KOO Ja-cheol (captain)
Midfielder HAN Kook-young
Midfielder KI Sung-yueng
Midfielder/Forward LEE Chung-yong
Midfielder/Forward SON Heung-min
Forward KIM Shin-wook

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Defender/Centre back Daniel Van Buyten
Defender/Midfielder Jan Vertonghen (captain)
Midfielder Steven Defour
Midfielder Moussa Dembélé
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder Adnan Januzaj
Midfielder/Forward Kevin Mirallas
Forward Dries Mertens

Substitutions:

LEE Keun-ho for HAN Kook-young 46
KIM Bo-kyung for KIM Shin-wook 66
JI Dong-won for SON Heung-min 73

Substitutions:

Nacer Chadli for Adnan Januzaj 60
Divock Origi for Dries Mertens 60
Eden Hazard for Kevin Mirallas 88

Cards:

HONG Jeong-ho 35 Y

Cards:

Steven Defour 45 R
Moussa Dembélé 50 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper LEE Bum-young
Goalkeeper JUNG Sung-ryong
Defender KIM Chang-soo
Defender HWANG Seok-ho
Defender KWAK Tae-hwi
Defender/Midfielder PARK Joo-ho
Midfielder KIM Bo-kyung
Midfielder HA Dae-sung
Midfielder PARK Jong-woo
Forward PARK Chu-young
Forward JI Dong-won
Forward LEE Keun-ho

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sammy Bossut
Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet
Defender Laurent Ciman
Midfielder Nacer Chadli
Midfielder Axel Witsel
Midfielder/Forward Kevin De Bruyne
Midfielder/Forward Eden Hazard
Forward Romelu Lukaku
Forward Divock Origi