RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun. 22, 2014 (AMP) — Brazil 2014 : Belgium defeated Russia by a score of 1-0 (halftime: 0-0), in a World Cup group stage game on Sunday afternoon at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
45 minutes of play and neither the Belgians nor the Russians have managed to pull ahead. 0-0 at half time. Everything was decided in the second period with a saving goal by Belgian forward Divock Origi with just 2 minutes remaining in regulation time.
The result put the Belgians top of Group H with 6 points. Russia is third with one point. In their last game, Belgium will meet second-placed South Korea at the Maracanã Stadium on June 26, while Russia will face Algeria.
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)
Russia at the World Cup
- 3 appearances (first in 1994)
- 6 participations in the qualifications (first in 1994)
- 22 June 2014
- Rio de Janeiro
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