Belgium Seeks a First Place Finish

Published June 22, 2014 by OCR Editor

Belgium Seeks a First Place Finish

Tune in live at 6:00pm UK time for the match that will decide who goes through in Group H.

Group H is one of those groups that does not have one extremely big name.  Each team in the group could win on any given day. Prior to the World Cup, team Belgium was the number one seed. Tonight's game, live from Rio, will be an incredible display of heart and outright skill as Belgium goes head-to-head against Russia for the top spot in the Group and a ticket to the next round.

The Dark Horse

In their first game of the 2014 World Cup, Belgium all but gave their fans a heart attack as they almost lost to Algeria due to a penalty shot goal in the 25th minute.  Following that goal we saw a different side to Belgium in which the "dark horse" that has been talked about in all major online sports columns came out.  It was the bench that brought Belgium to their win as substitutes Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens both scored in the second half with time running out. 

Russia drew with S. Korea in their opener after a hard fought battle 1-1. Alexander Kerzhakov put one in the net for Russia and his team were grateful as  Lee Keunho had put one in for S. Korea only 6 minutes prior. Russia will need to do better if they want to have a real chance at beating or at least drawing with Belgium.  

Teamwork

It has been many years since Belgium has had a team with such a talent-ridden roster including players from Man. United, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, etc.  They do need to start playing like a team if they want the success that everyone thinks they will have in these games.  

See also

The Best European Teams Lock Horns in Key UEFA Nations League Matches on Sunday


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