BELO HORIZONTE, Jun. 17, 2014 (AMP) — Brazil 2014 : Belgium defeated Algeria by a score of 2-1 (halftime: 0-1), in a World Cup group stage game on Tuesday afternoon at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte.
Algeria had started off well by taking the lead in the 25th minute with a goal by midfielder Sofiane Feghouli on penalty. Trailing 1-0 at half time, the Belgians nonetheless manage to reverse the direction of the game by scoring twice in the second period (Fellaini '70 and Mertens '80).
The result put the Belgians top of Group H with 3 points. In their next game, Belgium will meet Russia at the Mineirao Stadium on June 22, while Algeria will face South Korea.
Fixtures and Results : Group H
Belgium at the World Cup
- 12 appearances (first in 1930)
- 19 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
- Statistics: Fourth Place (1986)
Algeria at the World Cup
- 4 appearances (first in 1982)
- 12 participations in the qualifications (first in 1970)
- 17 June 2014
- Belo Horizonte
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