Belgium beats USA in extra time to reach World Cup quarterfinals

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FIFA World Cup 2014 : Belgium United States
World Cup 2014 : Belgium 2-1 United States 01/07/2014

SALVADOR, Jul. 1, 2014 (AMP) — Brazil 2014 : Belgium qualified to the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup courtesy of a 2-1 extra time victory over the United States (following a 0-0 draw in regulation) on Tuesday afternoon at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.

The score was still nil-all after the 90 minutes of regulation time and both teams had to wait for overtime to settle the issue. The Belgians finally broke through with goals from Kevin De Bruyne ('93) and Lukaku ('105), while Green ('107) scored for the United States.

Fixtures and Results : Second stage

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Overview

Belgium at the World Cup

  • 12 appearances (first in 1930)
  • 19 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
  • Statistics: Fourth Place (1986)

United States at the World Cup

  • 10 appearances (first in 1930)
  • 19 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
2014 World Cup Poster
Belgium
2:1
United States
2:1 (a.e.t.), 0:0 (0:0)
  • 1 July 2014
  • 17:00
  • Salvador

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