2014 FIFA World Cup: Algeria vs. Belgium LIVE blog


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Algeria 1, Belgium 0

58′ — SUB Lukaku out for Divock Origi. Pretty startling underling given Lukaku’s talent, though he wasn’t quite active.

56′ — Medjani roughly flicks a header off a dilemma into a side concealment though risk averted for a Belgians. They’re personification with fire.

54′ — Great save from Bolhi to sentinel off a dangerous cross. You get a feeling that a Belgians never envisioned they’d be in this position.

51′ — Eden Hazard and Mehdi Mostefa down after a earthy challenge. Nothing some-more than that and after some acting, both are (miraculously) on their feet.

48′ – Mertens with a dilemma for a Belgians and Axel Witsel nearly heads it in. In fact, he almost should of scored though instead he bumps it over a bar. Really feels like it’s entrance soon.

47′ — The opening method of a second half looks a bit improved from a Belgians as they aren’t settling for meaningless shots though perplexing to swell inside.

HALFTIME: Couldn’t ask for some-more if you’re Algeria. They played a initial half ideally with all 10 group behind a ball, and took advantage of a opposite mangle that eventually warranted them a chastisement flog from Sofiane Feghouli.

The plan doesn’t change for a Desert Foxes as they’ll continue to container it in to try and say their initial World Cup lead in a long, prolonged time. For immature Belgium, they demeanour out of sorts.

There were distant too many impractical shots from their midfielders that mislaid possession instead of perplexing to work a round by Hazard or Lukaku adult top. The multiple play was a bit improved over a final 5 mins of a half, though they’d advantage from dire closer to a line rather than risk not even putting a round on target. If this lead stands — we don’t consider it will — it would shake adult Group H substantially.

45′+ — One notation of combined time. It looks as if Algeria’s going to take this startling lead into half.

44′ – Hazard works a pleasing pass off an pointed run from Chadli low inside a box though his hold took him too distant left, and he didn’t have an angle. It’s coming. Maybe not this half, though it’s coming.

42′ – Nacer Chadli with another needless, low-percentage slice from approach outward a box. The Belgians are only kicking divided possession and giving a Algerians a chance.

38′ — Fullback Alderweireld earns a dangerous tainted only outward a box for a Belgians, though again, they commotion a possibility by blustering it over a goal.

35′ — Witsel again from deep, though a Algerian screw pushes it out of harm’s way. Belgium is removing closer.

34′ — Yellow label for Algeria’s Bentaleb with a high forearm opposite Dembele.

32′ — Better from De Bruyne as he works it into a box and earns a corner, though another awful set square leaves a Belgians with no possibility to get a conduct on it.

30′ — De Bruyne with a meaningless set square from low outward a box. He lofts it far-reaching right, nowhere nearby any of his teammates. Belgium looks positively stunned. Keep in mind this group is very, really young.

The tainted and a Algerian goal:


Ghoulam had a smashing cranky from a left side and defender Jan Vertonghen took down an Algerian striker in a box. Feghouli buried a round to a right for a early lead.

That’s Algeria’s initial idea in a World Cup given 1986, per a broadcast. Huge spin of events.



22′ – Belgium starting to demeanour a bit frustated with all 10 of Algeria’s group behind behind a ball. Good activity from forwards Mahrez and Soudani.

20′ – Belgium’s MF Axel Witsel (what a name!) blasts one from outward a box though a screw deflects it. All kinds of energy behind that shot though Belgium isn’t removing most tighten to a goal.

18′ – Huge punt from Algeria’s screw Bolhi scarcely sets adult Mahrez with an event opposite Belgian screw Thibaut Courtois. Mahrez blasts it far-reaching left, though a decent possibility nonetheless.

15′ – Stupid tainted from Romelu Lukaku with a late tackle and he has nonetheless to have an impact in a aggressive third.

13′ – Belgium’s full side is dire high and commencement to levy a will in terms of possession. Kevin De Bruyne heavily concerned as an aggressive midfielder.

8′ – Algeria looks distant from overmatched right now. Sure, Belgium has some name approval though Algeria’s Bouguerra is a timber defender with a ton of experience. The Foxes possessing a round good out of a back.

5′ – Chelsea’s Eden Hazard with a good early run low into Algeria’s zone. He’s a intensity dermatitis star this World Cup.

3′ – Impressed with Algeria early on as they’ve tested Vincent Kompany twice now with plain crosses.

1′ – We’re off from Belo Horizonte.

PREGAME: Belgium kicks off a World Cup debate as a Group H favorites opposite an Algeria group that exceedingly lacks star power.


Algeria vs. Belgium (Group H) | Kickoff: 6/17, 12 p.m. ET | Stadium: Mineirao, Belo Horizonte

Match Preview: Belgium’s behind in a World Cup for a initial time given 2002, though notwithstanding a extensive departure, it seems to be everyone’s contest darkhorse.

Group H shouldn’t yield most resistance, and Algeria gets a unenviable charge of confronting a group’s best group to open a possess campaign. This is a same Algeria group that unsuccessful to measure even one idea in South Africa.

Belgium plays quick and has a immeasurable stand of gifted wingers, including Chelsea players Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku. It scored 18 goals in subordinate and authorised in only four. Algeria doesn’t exaggerate scarcely a talent of Belgium, and positively can’t keep adult with a scoring prowess.

Algeria might have a shot during earning a indicate opposite a Korea Republic in a second game, though it shouldn’t design a earnest outcome from tomorrow’s match.

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