2 vs. 1
BEL
USA
11:32
It's all over. Belgium have prevailed, but they had to fight to the last drop of sweat to do it. Credit to the USA - that was a fantastic performance, but once again the group winners go through and the underdogs are out. Thanks for joining us.
120'
No! Green puts in a good ball but Yedlin miskicks completely and collapses with cramp. That was a desperate shame, because Yedlin has given an absolutely titanic performance here. There's only one added minute to play...
119'
The USA have one more attack in them, if that. Can they do it?
118'
The USA are coming forward again, there are five players in the box for Yedlin's cross, and it's an excellent one, but Jones hits it just wide. That was very, very, very close. This is absolutely incredible.
117'
 
GOAL! And they get it! What an amazing moment! Julian Green has scored for the USA! He gets a long ball over the shoulder, and it's a really difficult finish to take first time but he connects well and puts it beyond the keeper. An amazing moment for the young man and what a finale we might have on our hands now.
116'
DeAndre Yedlin is magic. He does well again to get down the flank and smacks in a great cross but it's just behind Wondolowski and Fellaini whacks it away.
116'
The second half begins, and the USA surely need an early goal if they're to do anything here.
114'
Goodness me, that was almost it. The USA got a free-kick and it was played through and Thibaut Courtois comehow kept it out from Dempsey at close range.
111'
 
Chadli on, Hazard off for Belgium.
Belgium Substitution
110'
Lukaku comes forward on the counter and he somehow manages to muddle his way past two players, but Howard saves it yet again. I cannot emphasis enough how dramatic this is.
USA Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Right

USA Substitution
105'
 
Klinsmann is making a chance which is probably too late now - the youngster Julian Green is going to come on. Bedoya makes way.
Belgium Goal

Left Footed - Top Left

104'
 
GOAL! It's 2-0, and the USA are surely finished now. Kevin de Bruyne breaks and plays a good pass through to Lukaku, who batters it into the net. Even Howard wasn't getting near that. It's all over for the USA.
101'
Once again, Belgium break. Once again, Lukaku is there with the chance. Once again, TIm Howard saves.
99'
Geoff Cameron of all people showed some nice feet to dazzle his way past a couple of challenges but his ball to Dempsey isn't quick enough, and the space to shoot is gone by the time it arrives. He lays it off, but the eventual shot is blocked and doesn't quite foll through for him. This game isn't over yet.
96'
The USA were almost dead and buried there - Belgium broke and Lukaku played in Vertonghen, but the Spurs defender took forever to decide what to do then eventually saw his right-footed effort blocked.
93'
 
Kevin de Bruyne! For the third knockout stage game in a row, one of the most wasteful players on the pitch has gotten the killer goal. Lukaku's strength sees him burst through, his cutback isn't quite dealt with and De Bruyne picks it up to rattle it home.
Belgium Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Left

91'
The USA kick us off for extra-time.
22:52
And it's gone to extra-time. This is enthralling - either side could win this.
Belgium Substitution
90+3'
Chris Wondolowski will be absolutely delighted to be offside. Cameron's long ball is nodded on for him, clean through on goal and he puts it over. It's a shocking miss, but the flag goes up.... and then the replay shows that he was well onside.
90+1
First of three added minutes. Another corner follows and Fellaini is very close to nodding it in, but it goes over.
90'
Now Belgium fly up the other end and Kompany, of all people, arrives in the area to pick up De Bruyne's centre, but he miscues it and Howard pushes it away.
89'
The USA have a promising attack but Alejandro Bedoya takes a heavy touch and Kompany cuts it out.
88'
De Bruyne and Hazard hare goalwards - the former finds the latter down the left but he shoots from a tight angle and can only crash it into the side-netting.
86'
Jones whips in a dangerous ball but Van Buyten clears it well. It's a corner for the USA now.
84'
Belgium simply cannot get past Howard. Origi turns well and fires a good effort goalwards but the Everton keeper is there again to tip it over.
80'
Howard pulls off another fine save to keep out Hazard's curling effort, and then the USA counter down the left, but Beasley's cross is cut out. It's end-to-end.
78'
Gonzalez twists his ankle horribly, but he's somehow OK to continue. Made of stern stuff if he's carrying on after that.
76'
Mirallas! No! Howard once again saves the USA as MIrallas gets put through but his shot is parried away for a corner.
74'
How are England feeling about their Anglophone cousins?

kinda want the americans to experience a penalty shootout

73'
 
Change for the USA. Graham Zusi off, Chris Wondolowski on.
USA Substitution
72'
Great feet from Mirallas to work space and tee up Origi, but Howard once again denies the young striker with a great save.
70'
He's been better than he was last season for United in this game, but he does have such an odd skillset. For someone who plays so far forward he cannot play a through ball to save his life. He's occasionally weirdly ineffective but none of Belgium's crosses have been anywhere near him.

Hoping for extra time to see what Fellaini looks like when he slows down.

68'
Belgium being more patient, but their attack ends when Axel Witsel drills narrowly wide.
67'
After an explosive spell it's calmed down somewhat, with both teams looking shorn of ideas. Are we heading for extra-time again?
64'
Jones does well to beat Kompany in the air and head on a long ball but Dempsey can't get on the end of it and in any case the offside flag is raised.
63'
It's lively stuff. Yedlin is again the creator for the USA, but Kompany gets it clear and De Bruyne is in acres of space and finds Mirallas. He can't quite thread it though for Fellaini in time but he leaves Jones in two separate heaps as he twists and turns, eventually running out of room.
62'
More good work from Yedlin, who does well to get past his man and puts in a good cross, but Van Buyten heads it away.
61'
 
That will be Mertens' last contribution. He's off, and Kevin Mirallas is on.
61'
Belgium go close again! Origi gets down the left and cuts it down the corridoor of uncertainty, but Mertens' flicked finish goes wide of the post.
Belgium Substitution
60'
Migsy speaks the truth. It's been entertaining fare, this.

This is a rather different 0-0 to what preceded it.

59'
Goodness me, the USA attack now but the initial cross is blocked. Yet somehow the Belgium defence completely misjudge the flight of the ball and it falls for Zusi to strike, only for it to be blocked.
58'
Vertonghen tries an audacious volley from the left which just curls wide of the far post. The USA are not in the game at the moment.
57'
Belgium hit the bar! Origi nods a looping header and it bounces off the top of the crossbar. Belgium are really cranking up the pressure here.
55'
It's another dodgy effort, this time from De Bruyne who balloons his effort well over the bar after decent work from Fellaini.
51'
Fellaini shoots from 25 yards. I probably don't need to tell you what happened.
48'
Good save from Howard, with Mertens' looping header from De Bruyne's cross heading goalwards before the Everton stopper intervenes. Belgium have started strongly.
46'
We're back underway. No changes for either side.
21:49
And that is that. It's half-time here after a good half of football. It's been an even game, and there have been chances, but Klinsmann will probably be the happier manager.
45+3'
Jones heads away. That could be that for the first half.
45+2'
Hazard tries to beat Yedlin on the inside to drive into the area, but he can't get away with the ball and gets only a corner.
45+1'
Origi breaks with pace and he finds De Bruyne, who opts to hammer in a shot from range first-time. His connection is true but Howard is right behind it and holds onto it.
45'
Vertonghen is looking dangerous going forward but there's a lot of joy to be had down Belgium's left for the USA. It's Zusi this time, and he forces a corner which causes some trouble but Belgium eventually clear it.
44'
Howard can't hold onto the corner but he does get it away and the danger is averted.
43'
Vertonghen pings in a cross from the left after a find pass from Toby Alderweireld, but Gonzalez heads over for a Belgium corner.
Belgium Yellow card

Belgium

USA

41'
Fantastic play from the substitute Yedlin who goes flying down the wing and produces a fine cutback for Graham Zusi, but the midfielder can't make a clean connection and Belgium escape.
39'
Belgium have a free-kick, but it's a poor delivery from Mertens and the USA get it away with ease.
36'
Bradley puts in a fine ball that looks dangerous, but Vertonghen is across to cut it out. The USA need to find more of an end product.
34'
After a great start from the USA, Belgium are beginning to grow into this game now. Their beginning to gel and constructing more dangerous attacks.
USA Substitution
31'
 
There's a lengthy break in play for Fabian Johnson, whose hamstring has just twanged. Deandre Yedlin comes on to replace him.
28'
Eden Hazard's on a dangerous run, but the finish can't live up to it as his effort flies into the arms of Howard.
25'
And another huge miss for Belgium! Vertonghen gets down the left in acres of space - he should either cut it back for Origi or go himself but he plays it across for Fellaini and the ball is cut out.
23'
Belgium should be ahead! The USA get caught in possession and it's suddenly 5 on 4. De Bruyne is the man left over on the left but when he gets it he takes a touch first to cut inside and then rolls it wide. That was poor.
21'
Now Belgium fly goalwards on the counter, but Origi takes a very heavy touch and Beasley steps in to nick the ball away.
20'
Cameron is everywhere at the moment, and he heads on an American corner which almost falls for Dempsey. He comes back in and nutmegs Kompany but can't get around him.
USA Yellow card

Belgium

USA

17'
 
Cameron has been very good so far but he completely cleans out Dries Mertens here and deservedly goes in the book for his troubles.
15'
A brief pause as a fan is rushed off the pitch. Klinsmann will be very pleased with what he's seen so far.
13'
Belgium look to spring a counter and do well to use their skill and strength to ride the challenges, but Cameron steps in to halt their progress.
11'
Belgium win a corner after a bit of a defensive mix-up from the United States, and they aim for Fellaini with the delivery but Geoff Cameron gets it away.
8'
The USA are on top here, and their midfield runs are causing Belgium all sorts of problems. Fellaini can't keep up.
6'
Bradley in again, but Marouane Fellaini marshals him well and prevents him from getting a ball into the area. USA seeing plenty of possession here.
4'
Bradley gets the ball in midfield and begins to drive goalwards, but he foolishly attempts to play in Clint Dempsey too early and can't reach him.
2'
And Divock Origi almost scores inside 40 seconds! He used his pace to get through, but Tim Howard made the save and then the USA deal with the resultant corner. What a start.
1'
And we're off!
21:55
Nobody else is saying it, so I will. The USA national anthem is a bit of a dirge really, isn't it? Almost as bad as God Save The Queen.
21:50
Strangely, the US haven't really got the best out of their key players so far. Of course, Jozy Altidore isn't starting but the likes of MIchael Bradley have been really poor so far - they'll need them to really step up tonight.
21:45
Apart from Fellaini, it'll also be interesting to see if Kevin de Bruyne can do anything to suggest that Chelsea were wrong to let him go. So far he's been very quiet in the tournament.

Ballack pronounces Fellaini as "Fellini." THE BENELUX COUNTRIES' MOST SURREAL MIDFIELDER.

20:35
Let's see how the US fans are reacting to that team selection from Klinsmann....

#USA lineup: John Wayne; Las Vegas, Constitution, Bourbon, Bacon; Chuck Norris, B-17; Lincoln, Marines, Buffalo Wings; Bald Eagle.

20:30
Belgium are another team that have not really impressed at this tournament, but when they play the USA, things might be a bit different to how they've gone before. The United States haven't exactly thrilled everyone with scintillating football, but they've been effective, they've scored when they needed to, and they've benn able to get results. That might make them more dangerous than the likes of Switzerland.
20:25
If you haven't seen him, one of the more interesting fans at the tournament has been the USA's 'Teddy Goalsevelt', a man dressed entirely as Theodore Roosevelt who was picked up by cameras early on. He's becoming something of a minor celebrity and I'm sure he'll be in the crowd today.
20:15
So, as expected, Vincent Kompany is fit to start. Marouane Fellaini is also starting - how about that? He's been decent so far at this World Cup after a dreadful season for Manchester United.
20:10
BELGIUM: Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen, Witsel, De Bruyne, Fellaini, Hazard, Mertens, Van Buyten, Origi. /// UNITED STATES: Howard; Gonzalez, Bradley, Besler, Beasley, Dempsey, Bedoya, Jones, Zusi, Cameron, Johnson.
20:00
Belgium and United States play for the right to take on Argentina when they clash in the last 16 in Salvador.

Starting Line-ups

Belgium
USA
    • 1
      Courtois
    • 5
      Vertonghen
    • 4
      Kompany
    • 21
      van Buyten
    • 2
      Alderweireld
    • 23
      Witsel
    • 8
      Fellaini
    • 10
      Hazard
    • 7
      De Bruyne
    • 14
      Mertens
    • 9
      Origi
Team Manager:  Marc Wilmots
    • 8
      Dempsey
    • 19
      Zusi
    • 4
      Bradley
    • 11
      Bedoya
    • 13
      Jones
    • 22
      Cameron
    • 23
      Johnson
    • 22
      González
    • 5
      Besler
    • 22
      Beasley
    • 1
      Howard
Team Manager:  Jürgen Klinsmann
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
T. Courtois 0 4 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 120
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. Kompany 0 0 2 4 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 120
J. Vertonghen 0 0 3 3 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 120
D. van Buyten 0 0 1 3 7 0 1 2 0 0 0 120
T. Alderweireld 0 0 1 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 120
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
K. De Bruyne 1 1 4 62 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 120
M. Fellaini 0 0 3 46 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 120
A. Witsel 0 0 1 51 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 120
E. Hazard 0 0 3 56 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 111
D. Mertens 0 0 2 18 0 7 2 2 0 0 0 60
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Origi 0 0 4 15 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 90
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
T. Howard 0 16 2 14 0 0 0 0 0 120
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
O. González 0 0 0 2 20 0 1 1 0 0 0 120
M. Besler 0 0 0 3 14 0 0 2 0 0 0 120
D. Beasley 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 7 0 0 0 120
F. Johnson 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 32
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Bradley 0 1 0 91 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 120
G. Cameron 0 0 0 81 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 120
J. Jones 0 0 5 39 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 120
A. Bedoya 0 0 0 49 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 105
G. Zusi 0 0 1 24 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 72
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
C. Dempsey 0 0 4 41 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 120
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