Belgium v USA Match of the Day


Belgium v USA

A chance to watch Group H winners Belgium take on Group G runners-up USA for the last remaining quarter-final spot.


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Hello and welcome to tonight's World Cup replay. The game we have picked

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for you is Belgium against the USA with Danny Murphy and Steve Wilson.

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after this World Cup. Vincent Kompany also starts.

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The referee is Algerian. The United States have won one, lost one draw

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one. They played an astonishing 27 games since last year. They've only

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lost four. Belgium have played only 13 matches. Few squads are asked to

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work as hard as the USA empty and few work harder on the pitch. Geoff

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Cameron plays in midfield. We saw just how relaxed and smiley Jurgen

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Klinsmann is. And that is the feeling within the group as a whole.

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Well, he is probably going to be the most relaxed man in the stadium

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because he has been here and done it. He will transfer that to his

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players. It will be a fascinating contest. I feel a bias towards the

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USA with my crazy American brother-in-law to be telling me I've

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got to support them, but I fancy Belgium with their pace, power and

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creativity. And big evening for bed and hazard. -- for Eden Hazard.

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Number 20, Cameron, on the ball there.

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I am sure he has played there before.

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A very good tournament for Mertens so far.

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It is interesting with Cameron, because Beckerman was quite

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The coach has told the US journalists that Beckerman is fit.

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The point he made not long

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before the teams have gone in with the point you made.

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He feels Geoff Cameron is more athletic and more suitable.

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Took it away from Bedoya.

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United States were pretty content, they lost 1-0 in that game.

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They had had 24 hours less recovery time.

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It is an important factor in the way the US play.

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They don't have the ball very much, they tend to give away possession

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and play on the counterattack, so they will need all their energy

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The United States have travelled more than any other nation,

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over 10,000 miles, and Belgium have travelled under 2000 miles.

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What we can expect and what you have already thought,

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Some have suggested the Belgian side has not been tested yet.

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In the last game they played the majority and still managed to

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They have shown good character so far.

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Thomas Vermaelen is out of action, though Belgium are hoping that he

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might be available if they reach the last eight.

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The coach of the USA team has a full set to choose from.

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Possession conceded cheaply by the United States.

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Bruyne running behind that he won't trouble Tim Howard.

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I'm disappointed to see Mousa Dembele not playing,

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I think he gives them an extra spark in midfield.

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Speaking to them this morning, he had a knock in training

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Here is DeMarcus Beasley getting forward.

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Onto the net of Thibaut Courtois, but good to see DeMarcus Beasley

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willing to get forward and able to get forward.

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Going down the left flank for the US from left-back.

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Disappointed that he saw his nation go out last night, the

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Algerian referee, but he is still in the part to take some of the big

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games at the end of the tournament with the home nation him out.

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Jones helps it on, looking for Dempsey,

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Origi is onside -- well anticipated by Yann Vertonghen.

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That will be the problem that the US, when they commit men forward,

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when it breaks down, they are open, and that is what Belgium will look

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to do, play on the counterattack with the pace of Origi and Hazard.

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A bit more care, and would have been through.

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Borussia Munchengladbach have done well and signed him up from

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He has possibly been the most impressive writeback I've

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It's been a tournament in which the number nines have been

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conspicuous by their absence, and the number tens have been

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I don't mean literally the number nines and the number tens, but

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Lukaku is one of the number nines who has not really shone.

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A lot of pressure, still young, probably only played a season

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and a half in the Premier League and still learning the game

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A good charging run from Fabian Johnson and he is unable to

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Neither side trained here in the build up to the game.

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Fifa requested that they save the playing surface

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by playing and training across on the other stadium.

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That is quite an impressive stadium, and I saw it from the air yesterday.

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Speaking about number tens, Eden Hazard, who is not really

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in number ten for Belgium, but can play there, I wonder what

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his best position is, playing behind the striker on the left, as he has

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This goes towards Fellaini, and the referee's whistle is blown.

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What you get with him wherever he plays is creativity and the ability

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The question we saw at the end of the season was defensive

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Especially against somebody like Johnson.

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It will be an interesting battle.

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That will carry all the way through to Courtois.

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Messages from all quarters of the USA,

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I understand that Chicago, home of the Bears is filled up with

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supporters of the United States team watching on big screens.

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The referee's whistle goes against the American and

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in the favour of Belgian. Cameron using

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He will not give them a minute piece.

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De Bruyne lurking on the edge of the penalty area.

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A lack of understanding results in a needless corner put behind

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It's going to come back in, onto the right foot of Besler.

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And then a foul by Alderweireld on DeMarcus Beasley which is given

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Good play from the USA, weathering the early few minutes

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Finding their way into the game nicely.

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A man down on the far side, and that is Divock Origi.

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The physio will come on for the young man who had the chance after

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Hopefully he will be all right to carry on.

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It would have been a huge blow to concede so early.

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Just have to be careful with the high line when you play

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against players with such pace, giving them the yards to run into.

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We've already seen twice that on the counterattack Belgium of the thread.

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Nothing wrong with keeping your shape.

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And keeping those two banks of four players solid

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and building into the game, which they have done in the group stages.

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I would be fascinated to know if Thibaut Courtois has been given any

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promises by Jose Mourinho about his place in the goalkeeping order

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One thing that is important about that Oie is that he's a terrific

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Such a young guy, he's so calm.

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Just a little something between Jones and Fellaini, but not much.

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15 minutes play, Belgium might have taken the lead after 40 seconds

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but the US have settled the ship since then and there seems to be a

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marked lack of urgency about getting our friend here off the pitch.

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I think Jurgen Klinsmann will be the happier of the managers.

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Other than the first chance, after 40 seconds, they've been

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It is Belgium who we expect to make the play and the attacks

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and put pressure on the US, but so far they haven't, really.

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They have not played with the tempo we expect from players

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My suspicion is a Brazilian prison cell is not

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One of the things that the United States feel where they have room

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for improvement is in what Michael Bradley has given them.

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He is a midfield dynamo, something of a talisman,

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and they think he can give him more than he has in this tournament.

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Would have been behind Bedoya anyway.

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That is a poor challenge, and Geoff Cameron will surely get

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Trying to uses energy and athleticism to let him

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know he's there, but silly to get a yellow card so early.

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The point about Bradley, maybe he could have done more

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in terms of attacking play, but is running stats, he has been 15

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or 20% more than anyone in his team, so he's trying his best,

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Dries Mertens, taking it away from Bedoya.

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A threat down both flanks for Belgium.

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Dries Mertens on one side, Hazard on the other.

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That is very careless, straight out of play from Kevin De Bruyne.

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The former Scotland team manager, and German manager, assisting Jurgen

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Just running at the back four, overrunning it with his first touch.

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Johnson, trying to test Jan Vertonghen.

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It's a good ball, they should look at it more often.

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He has got the legs over Jan Vertonghen.

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Playing the blind ball and letting players run at it, that gets the

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It will be taken by Graham Zusi for the United States.

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Six, seven white shirts up to the corner kick.

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Almost fell beautifully for Dempsey, but not quite,

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trying to take on Vincent Kompany who would not be beaten.

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Has to get his head up, as a man over.

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Again, it's the counterattack when talking about.

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Lovely ball around the corner, Dempsey into Bradley.

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Just stuck under his feet, his left foot.

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This is a very, very promising match for the last place in the

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Two or three standing in an offside position.

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Tim Howard gets them moving, quickly.

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Ebb and flow, this way and that, it is great.

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Just opened up a couple of minutes, but great pressure

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You have to say, Fellaini, trying to get back in position,

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He has to try a bit harder to get back in.

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Dempsey, running into that man, Fellaini.

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Jan Vertonghen picks the pass.

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A player of his quality, top goal-scoring qualifying,

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He will be disappointed with himself.

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All came from sloppy play in the middle of the park.

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Up for grabs between Belgium and the USA. Half-time, 0-0.

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It is where they are going to be the most vulnerable,

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It is where they are going to be the most vulnerable, USA. In the

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outstretched toe of Marcus to Beazley.

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The reason I say that is when they set up and have the two banks

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In the three matches they have played, this is as well

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Fellaini at the back post, over him, and there holding going on.

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The World Cup is not about how you start, it's how you finish,

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which is a cliche, but if you improve through the tournament...

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Yes, this is the Dempsey chance, couldn't get it out of his feet.

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Comfortable save for Courtois.

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Can see the disappointment in his face.

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Jurgen Klinsmann might be worried about the retention.

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Jan Vertonghen, could have pulled it back to Origi but it is a way

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Almost a carbon copy of the goal they scored late against Russia.

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Origi had taken up the same position.

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They say if you want goals in the World Cup, this is

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We haven't had any yet, but I wouldn't put a lot of money

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Fellaini was the right ball if he had played it earlier.

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The collision between DeMarcus Beasley and Origi,

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Jan Vertonghen, he spent a fair amount of time up

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the field in the last five minutes and he has won a corner.

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He has had some joy, Jan Vertonghen, Zusi has lost a couple of time, and

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It only takes a couple of seconds and you have lost the full-back.

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DeMarcus Beasley in a scrap with Alderweireld

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Eden Hazard looks like he's in the mood today.

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Gonzalez, knocking it between one ankle

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Popping up in the holes like you does at Chelsea, hard to pick up.

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When he starts running, with that balance and boys,

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Witsel allows it to bounce, and that gives Jan Vertonghen

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They might have a problem because Zusi can play it to Dempsey.

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Covering is Alderweireld, and covering well.

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Brilliant defending, good break away from the US.

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So much for the tight game we talked about.

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local time, so not the full heat of the day.

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They don't need Fabian Johnson to get injured.

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As soon as he took the touch, the defender back inside.

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Howard's first thought, every time, is to get the US moving forward.

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We saw it on the replay, problem with Fabian Johnson.

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This would be a big blow, because he looks to good get

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out down the right against Jan Vertonghen.

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Fabian Johnson, who's played in each of the games, and he has pulled up.

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The central defender went off with a hamstring problem in the first game.

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They have already made a decision that Yedlin is going to

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come on and it will be a straight positional change.

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and it was intimated that the stucco type of witness --

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and it was intimated that they do lots of athletic stuff/

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Arguably losing their best player.

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I'm urged by my friends that it's MLS.

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I think the visitors have really enjoyed themselves in Salvador.

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This is a vibrant and colourful noisy stadium them at the moment.

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Perhaps Dempsey is the most reliable goal-scorer.

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Dempsey, he is always in right place at the right time.

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They should be proud of how well they have performed to.

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Just over ten minutes to go in the first half.

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Fellaini, who has not proved to be a fighter.

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That is the one time you want him to go on his left.

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Four years ago I was in Cape Town and my phone rang and a.

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I thought I was being wound up by someone in the office, but Yedlin

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me who was feeding on the game tonight and they spent

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He won everybody's hearts when he came to Tottenham.

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I'm not sure what Fellaini's role is.

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He's not linking the play or playing as a second striker,

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I always think he's better suited when he is high up or getting

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on the end of things or protecting the back four.

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A good ball in, and just too high for Dempsey.

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What a superb defensive header that is.

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I was getting excited about defending, that's not like me.

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He has done two things well and one badly.

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That is his third poor cross in two minutes.

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His approach work was very good against Russia, but

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And he runs that out of play for a USA throw.

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He got the goal coming on as substitute.

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In the first game against Algeria yes.

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Timing has been the key for Belgium with late goals in all the

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Is coming down the side where Yan Vertonghen is,

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Three times the right backers come bombing

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If you play down the left-hand side, you have to track the full-back.

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I apologise to Jermaine Jones in the US midfield.

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It was actually Graham Zusi with the shot.

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A little ricochet taking it through to Vincent Kompany.

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Deflection on the cross, made it tough for Gonzalez.

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Again, Vertonghen getting down the left.

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Really good when he goes forward, Vertonghen.

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Likes of Mirallas the likes of Fellaini,,

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if they don't start contributing, they will struggle because some

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They have now had three, and Belgium have had seven.

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Yes, good technically, and had no choice really.

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Add to try and take it early to deceive Tim Howard.

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Again, a breakaway after the American attack.

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He would have been quite pleased to see Fabian Johnson going

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off injured but, to be honest, this young fellow is not giving him

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Not exactly a night off for Vertonghen.

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Going to Dries Mertens, who has done well.

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Hazard tried to get between the two of them.

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The header that met it was that Jones.

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This is the early chance from De Bruyne, didn't quite wrap is

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All the good play from Belgium is coming

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down the left, and all the good play from the US is down the right,

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and that is mainly because the wide men are not defending properly.

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They keep getting caught out and not tracking the runners.

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If I was the full-back I would be screaming at them to help me out,

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because it is Jan Vertonghen and Yedlin who have to do all the

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Jurgen Klinsmann a few seconds away from getting

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The referee's whistle brings the first after an end.

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Belgium have edged it, that the best chance came in the first.

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Origi denied by Tim Howard, who saved from Kevin De Bruyne.

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It has been a very pacey, entertaining game in Salvador with

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Here we go. Belgium all in red,

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USA all in white. The USA are in their 10th World Cup

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finals. Semifinalists previously, in

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a historic occasion against Turkey. Belgian's first semifinal

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since 2002. A clever little ball.

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I am not sure Howard needed to make that look as extravagant as he did.

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We will give him the benefit of the doubt.

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Poor delivery. Really sloppy.

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Vertonghen. Knowing the way

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my predictions have gone, Mertens will probably score a hat-trick.

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I do not think many people could have predicted what has happened

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in this World Cup. Mertens is backpedaling.

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Dempsey waived his right foot, controlled it.

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If you have just joined us, the Stoke defender is replacing

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Kyle Beckerman. No injury, just selection.

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That does not trouble Tim Howard at all.

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I have said enough about his lack of quality.

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This is his earlier save. He had time to step back

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and catch that. Maybe he lost his bearings.

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A great thrower. He is a perfectionist.

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A bit of a grubber but it found its target.

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Too much for the liking of the referee.

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Bradley has covered more ground in this World Cup than any other

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player, and nearly 24 miles. He does not stop.

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I'd did not get that from just seeing him,

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I've got that from statistics. It is hard sometimes to sift out

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the thoroughly useless from the little nuggets.

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No foul on Dempsey. Fellaini is going to have

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a pop here, not his best effort. It is interesting, there are some

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interesting statistics, but a lot of them do not matter ultimately.

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Here is Vincent Kompany, shielding it and winning Belgium a throw in.

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Vincent Kompany did not feature at all in the last group game

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against South Korea. Vertonghen sprinting ahead.

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Hazard has a little look up. Van Buyten finds Vincent Kompany.

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He was trying to feed Mertens but someone was in the way.

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When the ball gets wide, Fellaini is nearly a second striker

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for the diagonal ball. Hit a few diagonal balls,

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play off him. He is looking

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for a long diagonal cross. Origi does not anticipate

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the defender missing it. Immediately under pressure by Jones

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and Bradley. A slightly sleepy start to

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the second half, but it is getting going now.

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That is a poor shots by De Bruyne. If you are going to have him

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in the team, If you are going to have him

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in the team, you have to play to his strengths.

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Hazard is drifting into central areas, and when he does,

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the whole pitch opens up to him. He has the ability to go both

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ways and to meet people. He has options off the bench

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and he has used them well, the Belgian coach.

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Three of his substitutions have scored for him so far.

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A good header from Origi and it just smudged the top of the crossbar.

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Really good cross, good header, Origi.

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I am not sure whether Howard is the coolest man in the stadium or what.

:03:18.:03:24.

He wants it back again. Good save by Tim Howard.

:03:25.:03:44.

They are really up against it at the moment, United States.

:03:45.:03:50.

That would have been goal of the tournament and the competition

:03:51.:03:57.

right there if it had gone in. That would have been as good

:03:58.:04:01.

as anything we have seen. This is

:04:02.:04:05.

the confidence he is playing with. He is getting down the left,

:04:06.:04:12.

getting crosses, great technique. The reason it is happening is

:04:13.:04:16.

because Zusi is just not defending. I cannot believe he is not being

:04:17.:04:19.

screamed at by the bench and by his right back.

:04:20.:04:25.

Bradley has found him. Four runners for the USA.

:04:26.:04:30.

Could not quite get it to Zusi. I cannot for the life of me think

:04:31.:05:39.

it is a deliberate tactic by Zusi. I cannot for the life of me think

:05:40.:06:06.

it is a deliberate tactic by Zusi. I wonder if

:06:07.:06:07.

a substitution will affect things. Origi has been brilliant.

:06:08.:06:35.

So close to sneaking in through Mertens.

:06:36.:06:43.

A great run from Origi. Good, positive run.

:06:44.:06:47.

This is his last contribution. I do not think that is

:06:48.:06:54.

a bad substitution. I do not think Mertens has

:06:55.:06:55.

contributed enough in this game. His energy, his directness.

:06:56.:07:17.

Mirallas comes on for Mertens. Looks as though he is going to play

:07:18.:07:18.

on the side where Mertens was. A free kick.

:07:19.:07:46.

I was watching Hazard when they were attacking, USA,

:07:47.:07:54.

and I find it amazing, how some of these players defend.

:07:55.:08:05.

Pocket well and truly picked by De Bruyne.

:08:06.:08:58.

That is the work ethic. They don't stop, the Americans.

:08:59.:09:02.

Winning it back, that is what has got them here in the first place.

:09:03.:09:04.

Alejandro Bedoya picking a pocket or two.

:09:05.:09:08.

The artful dodger. Here is Bradley.

:09:09.:09:12.

Great noise inside the stadium. Couldn't quite take it smoothly,

:09:13.:09:33.

and Eden Hazard and Vincent Kompany between them conspire.

:09:34.:09:36.

De Bruyne is onside because he was inside his own half.

:09:37.:09:38.

Kevin De Bruyne. Here he is.

:09:39.:09:46.

Fellaini to the right. Kevin morass.

:09:47.:09:50.

Held up, but not stop. Still morass.

:09:51.:09:51.

Now De Bruyne. Not sure he needed to come back.

:09:52.:10:06.

Gave the USA defenders a chance to get back in.

:10:07.:10:11.

End to end stuff at the moment. Brilliant.

:10:12.:10:17.

Really open. The Americans watching back

:10:18.:10:19.

at home might even start to appreciate a goalless game.

:10:20.:10:24.

Vertonghen. Here's hoping.

:10:25.:10:33.

Howard needed to take the sting out of it before he touched it.

:10:34.:10:57.

This is quite clever from the USA, just getting a breather.

:10:58.:11:03.

Been under some pressure. Keep the ball for a little while.

:11:04.:11:05.

Jones jumping with Vincent Kompany. Axel Witsel with

:11:06.:11:18.

the quick free kick. Of course the free kick was taken

:11:19.:11:23.

quickly, it's that kind of game. DeMarcus Beasley is in.

:11:24.:11:29.

Great hope after the 1994 World Cup that football would take off in

:11:30.:11:37.

the States, and it didn't really. But MLS has to be taken

:11:38.:11:39.

pretty seriously now. It is not just a retirement home.

:11:40.:11:45.

It's a nice retirement home, for some,

:11:46.:11:46.

but it's a bit more than that to. They can be really proud

:11:47.:12:04.

of their players, again, tonight. Cannoned off the back of

:12:05.:12:06.

Alejandro Bedoya. Putting his body on the line,

:12:07.:12:08.

good defending. Brave.

:12:09.:12:15.

Alderweireld. Deflection on that.

:12:16.:12:23.

Origi couldn't get the touch. De Bruyne finds Fellaini.

:12:24.:12:26.

Jan Vertonghen. A measured ball in,

:12:27.:12:38.

but headed away by Gonzalez. Missed by Graham Zusi.

:12:39.:12:40.

Yedlin, keeping it from hazard. Everything Yedlin does seems to

:12:41.:12:43.

cause his team-mates a problem. He's got a free kick.

:12:44.:12:48.

Yes, I don't think he is aware of switching on

:12:49.:12:52.

when he needs to be inside or outside, passing the players.

:12:53.:12:55.

I'm amazed they haven't made a change, because he looks tired.

:12:56.:13:00.

His defending has been reactive. He sees the problem

:13:01.:13:07.

but it is almost too late. There will be

:13:08.:13:09.

a major tournament held in the US in a couple of years time,

:13:10.:13:13.

and they are hosting the copper America, the centenary edition.

:13:14.:13:20.

All ten South American teams will take part.

:13:21.:13:21.

And six from the Conqueror catheter. They can't keep the ball

:13:22.:14:12.

at the moment and the Americans. Need some possession.

:14:13.:14:18.

Jones has missed it. Origi skips away.

:14:19.:14:34.

Good take by Tim Howard. Jones, gesturing to come short.

:14:35.:14:42.

Lost too easily. That is poor from Jones.

:14:43.:14:45.

He looks really tired. Struggling.

:14:46.:14:47.

He has put such a shift in. That is a really good tackle.

:14:48.:14:54.

DeMarcus Beasley at the back for the US.

:14:55.:14:59.

Started the tournament with Geoff Cameron in that position

:15:00.:15:01.

but he had an unfortunate moment or two against Portugal,

:15:02.:15:05.

one of which led to Nani's goal. Gonzalez has come in

:15:06.:15:09.

and done really well. He's done very well.

:15:10.:15:14.

Jan Vertonghen. A decent ball in,

:15:15.:15:18.

and Besler waved a foot. That might have been ill-advised.

:15:19.:15:22.

Bedoya's shanked clearance. Fellaini.

:15:23.:15:32.

Alderweireld. Axel Witsel.

:15:33.:15:34.

Good hit. Tim Howard knew where his post was

:15:35.:15:38.

and he felt he had it covered. A decent strike from Witsel.

:15:39.:15:40.

Patient from Belgium. A few yards wide.

:15:41.:15:50.

This is the header from earlier. Good effort from Divock Origi.

:15:51.:15:55.

He is quick, strong. Eager to run behind.

:15:56.:16:04.

And of course, such a young age, he will get better and better.

:16:05.:16:11.

No agreement between Lille and Liverpool, although we understand

:16:12.:16:26.

there will be further discussions. Might be getting a bit more

:16:27.:16:28.

expensive than every moment goes by. A few players who have added

:16:29.:16:39.

a lot of value to themselves in this tournament.

:16:40.:16:50.

I'm surprised we haven't seen some more substitutions.

:16:51.:16:56.

We might see some movement on the American bench.

:16:57.:16:58.

Wondolowski is about to come on. Yedlin.

:16:59.:17:23.

Dempsey. Good strike.

:17:24.:17:45.

A quick snapshot from Dempsey on his weaker foot.

:17:46.:17:46.

Capable from those areas. Howard was behind it.

:17:47.:18:08.

Twice he has denied Divock Origi. Lovely footwork by Mirallas.

:18:09.:18:11.

Fellaini. Origi again.

:18:12.:18:17.

One in the box for Belgium. He could not get it away

:18:18.:18:20.

from Cameron. That's what we were talking about,

:18:21.:18:26.

committing people. Scrapping away.

:18:27.:18:32.

The free kick goes the way of Belgium.

:18:33.:18:35.

I wonder if the US will make the change.

:18:36.:18:39.

I think it will be Graham Zusi coming off,

:18:40.:18:45.

the man who conceded the free kick. Chris Wondolowski will

:18:46.:18:46.

come out to replace him. He snatched at it a bit.

:18:47.:19:20.

A clear sight on goal. To changes made for the USA now.

:19:21.:19:26.

And one for Belgium. Kevin De Bruyne with this free kick.

:19:27.:19:28.

Jan Vertonghen. There are four inside the US area.

:19:29.:19:30.

Fellaini. The whistle has gone.

:19:31.:19:33.

I think for handball. Again, the diagonal we talked about,

:19:34.:19:36.

the only one they have hit, well, the second one.

:19:37.:19:42.

As soon as it comes down on his chest, there are problems.

:19:43.:19:54.

Maybe he felt the first one was up high.

:19:55.:19:58.

Just scuffs it a little bit. He will be disappointed with that.

:19:59.:20:03.

Probably the two best chances of the game.

:20:04.:20:06.

Only his sixth cap. He scored in the Maracana,

:20:07.:20:25.

not a bad place to score the first goal for your country.

:20:26.:20:29.

Certainly isn't. Omar Gonzalez.

:20:30.:20:34.

Not often on these occasions, the closer you get to 90 minutes, the

:20:35.:20:37.

more cagey and cautious it gets. No signs of that yet.

:20:38.:20:40.

Dempsey, racing forward. Dempsey.

:20:41.:20:49.

Dempsey's shot, and Courtois behind it.

:20:50.:20:50.

He could have given it to Bedoya. I keep forgetting he's not

:20:51.:21:22.

in a Fulham shirt. I keep getting excited for him.

:21:23.:21:25.

Yedlin, they had him on loan for a short spell.

:21:26.:21:30.

No, it didn't work. I think if they had even had

:21:31.:21:44.

Lionel Messi on loan they would have gone down.

:21:45.:21:51.

I was there on the relegation day, and it was with a whimper.

:21:52.:21:58.

He has played well, Besler, made good interceptions.

:21:59.:22:11.

Jones making the forward run. A test for Vertonghen.

:22:12.:22:18.

Second ball. Vincent Kompany first to it.

:22:19.:22:24.

Mirallas onside. It is a corner.

:22:25.:22:46.

He wins a tackle and gets them on the break.

:22:47.:22:57.

Lovely turn. Tries sliding down the side.

:22:58.:22:59.

What a save. A Belgian corner.

:23:00.:23:19.

At least we know that Eden Hazard can do it.

:23:20.:23:25.

He is capable. Double figures now, the corner can.

:23:26.:23:32.

Origi giving chase. Gonzalez giving chase.

:23:33.:23:43.

The US central defender is slowly getting back to their feet.

:23:44.:23:46.

Eden Hazard here. He's back on his feet now.

:23:47.:23:48.

Vertonghen. Vincent Kompany.

:23:49.:23:49.

Argentina are waiting in the quarterfinals.

:23:50.:23:50.

Kevin Mirallas. A block by Cameron.

:23:51.:24:00.

He's done more in the ten minutes he has been on than Dries Mertens

:24:01.:24:07.

did in the whole match. Causing problems.

:24:08.:24:10.

Set pieces as well stop he takes a mean free kick.

:24:11.:24:14.

Gonzalez will get the treatment he was hoping he would

:24:15.:24:24.

get a couple of minutes ago. If you see his left ankle.

:24:25.:24:30.

Oh, dear. You know what, he might be lucky.

:24:31.:24:33.

I've done that a few times and it can come back for you

:24:34.:24:36.

after a couple of minutes. He might be OK.

:24:37.:24:39.

Let's hope he is, because he has been immense.

:24:40.:24:46.

They still have a change up their sleeve, if they need to use it.

:24:47.:24:50.

He doesn't want to use it in case of extra time.

:24:51.:24:53.

Geoff Cameron might slot back into defence and bring somebody back

:24:54.:24:58.

in midfield. But at the moment, he looks OK.

:24:59.:25:06.

You do feel, the longer it goes on, Belgium are getting on top of the

:25:07.:25:15.

US and creating the better chances. Surprised there has not been

:25:16.:25:16.

a substitute at the quality. The Belgians have taken the

:25:17.:25:22.

opportunity to get some liquid on. They do seem to be enjoying

:25:23.:25:35.

the match and each other's company these two.

:25:36.:25:42.

It's nice to see. Dempsey with a click away downfield.

:25:43.:25:50.

Onto the header Van Buyten. Mirallas.

:25:51.:25:53.

Great ball in. Hazard.

:25:54.:26:03.

Good save by Tim Howard again. That was curling in the far post.

:26:04.:26:10.

He didn't quite catch it. Might break.

:26:11.:26:12.

Michael Bradley. Cameron.

:26:13.:26:17.

Bedoya. DeMarcus Beasley is outside him.

:26:18.:26:21.

Alejandro Bedoya. DeMarcus Beasley.

:26:22.:26:24.

Blocked by Van Buyten. End to end.

:26:25.:26:35.

Kevin morale is at full pelt. Trying to run through the lot

:26:36.:26:39.

of them. He has made such a difference.

:26:40.:26:42.

What a brilliant run for Eden Hazard.

:26:43.:27:00.

Talk about trying to prove a point. Again, hits it into the

:27:01.:27:02.

ground. Makes the save easier for

:27:03.:27:04.

Tim Howard. We've seen it a few times,

:27:05.:27:07.

not connecting with the ball. Just a bit heavy.

:27:08.:27:10.

Jan Vertonghen finds Hazard. Will he create something magical

:27:11.:27:16.

to break American hearts. A bit of a slice from Gonzalez for

:27:17.:27:18.

yet another Belgian corner kick. Fellaini at the back post.

:27:19.:27:38.

Howard did well. Beasley did as well.

:27:39.:27:40.

Full of running still. Jermaine Jones.

:27:41.:27:51.

Yedlin is supercharged. Vertonghen have a head start.

:27:52.:27:54.

But Yedlin's persistence and pace has brought them a throw.

:27:55.:27:59.

He made about 40 yards there, considering he has hardly played

:28:00.:28:03.

at this level, how wonderful he has tonight.

:28:04.:28:07.

He can be proud of himself. Cameron.

:28:08.:28:20.

Bradley. Beasley.

:28:21.:28:24.

Bradley. There he is again, Yedlin,

:28:25.:28:27.

in behind. Yedlin.

:28:28.:28:30.

Jones. Fellaini did well.

:28:31.:28:32.

Eden Hazard. Great tackle by Yedlin.

:28:33.:28:40.

He ran 40 yards and he ignored him again and did not defend,

:28:41.:28:41.

then got back and tackled him. Brave.

:28:42.:28:53.

What a performance he has put in. Hazard.

:28:54.:28:59.

Mirallas is off chasing this. Takes on DeMarcus Beasley.

:29:00.:29:03.

That needed to be timed right, and it was.

:29:04.:29:08.

It is a corner. Again, he is a threat.

:29:09.:29:14.

You make a mistake there you run the risk of conceding something

:29:15.:29:21.

catastrophic. A Belgian corner.

:29:22.:29:27.

That is away by Dempsey. We don't know how many times he

:29:28.:29:54.

has done that tonight. The never say die attitude is

:29:55.:29:56.

so admirable. Some of those lads are dying

:29:57.:29:58.

on their feet. Again, a corner kick.

:29:59.:30:01.

Vincent Kompany having his shirt pulled.

:30:02.:30:13.

It's not a great save, it's a great block.

:30:14.:30:18.

They've certainly played for their manager and the country.

:30:19.:30:24.

But they do look tired. Got to try and regain some shape

:30:25.:30:26.

and energy to stay in the game. Is there a late winner?

:30:27.:30:37.

It has been a feature of the round of 16 games.

:30:38.:30:46.

Late winners. I'm amazed Fellaini is still

:30:47.:30:48.

on the pitch, his contribution has been next to nothing.

:30:49.:30:53.

There has been the odd header down or chest down.

:30:54.:30:57.

The likes of Januzaj and Dembele on the bench, even Chadli.

:30:58.:31:02.

Have to try and do something different.

:31:03.:31:17.

Howard with a reaction stop. Hit firm and true rising,

:31:18.:31:30.

but straight at the keeper. Good play from Origi,

:31:31.:31:32.

confident turn, good strike. Straight at Howard.

:31:33.:31:35.

You would expect to save it. Another corner.

:31:36.:31:40.

Almost into the last five minutes of the 90.

:31:41.:31:48.

Fellaini's header at the back post. Did it come off a USA head?

:31:49.:31:56.

Apparently not. They only committed for men

:31:57.:31:59.

in the box to the corner. Five minutes to go,

:32:00.:32:03.

and you wanted win the game. I'm surprised they did not

:32:04.:32:11.

commit one or two more at least. Four is

:32:12.:32:15.

an easy number to defend against. De Bruyne has gone quiet.

:32:16.:32:22.

Shocked at the strength that he has on

:32:23.:32:26.

the bench and there is no movement. Really am surprised.

:32:27.:32:35.

Jan Vertonghen for Belgium, driving it into Eden Hazard.

:32:36.:32:37.

Well timed by Gonzalez. Michael Bradley.

:32:38.:32:45.

It is that time of the game. If you concede now,

:32:46.:32:49.

you are in big trouble. Cleverley away by Van Buyten with

:32:50.:33:02.

Dempsey behind him and waiting. Not sure that was clever.

:33:03.:33:10.

A good break from the USA. That could have gone anywhere.

:33:11.:33:14.

That is a tired clearance rather than a clever one.

:33:15.:33:17.

Well, he did what needed to be done I guess.

:33:18.:33:21.

Alejandro Bedoya will take the corner kick the United States.

:33:22.:33:23.

The fans are on their feet. DeMarcus Beasley does not

:33:24.:33:44.

want to be beaten here. A foul.

:33:45.:33:58.

He is having a real war of words with his manager.

:33:59.:34:14.

De Bruyne, and you still feel that the Belgian

:34:15.:34:38.

quality might count in the end. Kevin De Bruyne.

:34:39.:34:41.

Eden Hazard, side netting. Got to pull it there, on

:34:42.:34:48.

his left foot, away from the goal. Bad decision from Eden Hazard.

:34:49.:34:53.

Look at the red shirts in the middle.

:34:54.:34:55.

I'm not sure how he thinks he will score.

:34:56.:34:58.

Must be an unbelievable strike to score from there.

:34:59.:35:01.

That is greedy, that. Either tired or greedy.

:35:02.:35:05.

A player of his quality has to do better there.

:35:06.:35:18.

Two minutes of normal time plus added on.

:35:19.:35:31.

Well timed again from Gonzalez. Spreading it well, Kevin De Bruyne.

:35:32.:35:46.

Fellaini waiting for the diagonal again.

:35:47.:35:52.

Alejandro Bedoya. Wondolowski in the middle.

:35:53.:35:58.

Jermaine Jones with a run. Bedoya takes on Van Buyten,

:35:59.:36:09.

but Vincent Kompany is across. To say, that is enough of that.

:36:10.:36:12.

Superb defending from Vincent Kompany.

:36:13.:36:13.

Read that so well. Hazard, into Witsel.

:36:14.:36:15.

Vincent Kompany continuing. Company in the middle.

:36:16.:36:21.

Tim Howard, away. Now that would have been the goal

:36:22.:36:24.

of the tournament. Captain fantastic, Vincent Kompany.

:36:25.:36:31.

Just a tiny bit behind him. Needs a better quality ball.

:36:32.:36:36.

One or two yards in front of him. I am breathing heavier just

:36:37.:36:38.

watching him make that run. The referee,

:36:39.:36:54.

I thought he had blown his whistle but it was someone in the crowd.

:36:55.:37:00.

Hazard, did well, put behind by Omar Gonzalez.

:37:01.:37:08.

16 corners now. Not sure I can find any more words

:37:09.:37:14.

or eulogies for the American defending.

:37:15.:37:18.

To keep going the way they have, keep getting in there, getting

:37:19.:37:23.

the blocks, fantastic attitude. And desire.

:37:24.:37:28.

Into the three added minutes. Fellaini, over the bar.

:37:29.:37:36.

That is where Fellaini is dangerous. That has been his only contribution,

:37:37.:37:42.

actually, set plays and diagonals. Whatever it takes.

:37:43.:37:51.

Tim Howard's clearance downfield. Dempsey has done well

:37:52.:38:30.

and shrugged off Axel Witsel. Jan Vertonghen is there.

:38:31.:38:35.

It will be a USA corner no, a US throw.

:38:36.:38:41.

90 seconds of added time to go. Good strength.

:38:42.:38:43.

Keeps his team at the pitch. Offside.

:38:44.:39:19.

It would not have counted. I am pleased for him.

:39:20.:39:28.

Clever ball from Cameron. A mile offside.

:39:29.:39:31.

Oh, my word. They have swapped De Bruyne

:39:32.:41:10.

on the left. I think that is partly...

:41:11.:41:17.

The right back has gone on the whole game, hasn't he?

:41:18.:41:23.

I think De Bruyne will be more disciplined in his footwork.

:41:24.:41:25.

Hazard will get a young striker more involved than he has been

:41:26.:41:29.

in the match on the left-hand side, because Lukaku has not yet had

:41:30.:41:46.

a shot in this World Cup. Here is Bradley.

:41:47.:41:49.

A definite change. Oh, it has gone through.

:41:50.:41:51.

It is Jones. It is over and wide.

:41:52.:42:02.

Doug it out from around the corner. Jones is somehow still going.

:42:03.:42:23.

He cannot quite get over it. You would think

:42:24.:42:24.

the chances would be few and far between in this extra time.

:42:25.:42:39.

Cameron. Dempsey.

:42:40.:42:40.

When you think that United States... Kevin De Bruyne.

:42:41.:43:08.

Great finish. Lukaku causing the problems.

:43:09.:43:13.

Strength and power, freshness. I've thought he was going to go on

:43:14.:43:39.

his own but he looks to square it. Really composed, isn't he?

:43:40.:43:44.

Composed is the perfect word. Top goal scorer in qualifying.

:43:45.:43:50.

We see why. He had never scored for Belgium

:43:51.:43:52.

before this World Cup. That is fifth for his country, and

:43:53.:44:03.

now the United States, somewhere, somehow have to find some reserves

:44:04.:44:07.

of energy in a way back into this game and Jermaine Jones immediately

:44:08.:44:08.

throwing the gauntlet down. Argentina is

:44:09.:44:23.

the prize for whoever goes through. That prize will be on Saturday.

:44:24.:44:27.

They will have to show some real strength.

:44:28.:44:34.

A long run back for those centre halves who have gone up.

:44:35.:44:46.

He just takes his time, takes the extra touch and picks his spots.

:44:47.:44:58.

Very composed finish from a talented young player.

:44:59.:45:02.

He wants to go and celebrate and realises he must go back or he

:45:03.:45:04.

will get a yellow. Kevin De Bruyne, who celebrated

:45:05.:45:14.

his birthday three days ago. If that proves to be

:45:15.:45:16.

the winning goal, it will earn a small celebration this evening.

:45:17.:45:24.

Away to the left-hand side, Vertonghen.

:45:25.:46:00.

Far too long. Get out on your feet and smash it.

:46:01.:46:22.

Free kick to United States. That was a chance to put

:46:23.:46:26.

a game away. I am thinking

:46:27.:46:28.

of the game that Greece had, with extra time, against Costa Rica.

:46:29.:46:30.

You never know. The only upside,

:46:31.:46:51.

the only silver lining to the cloud of that goal is that it

:46:52.:46:53.

has come so early in extra time. But they don't want

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to concede another. Eden Hazard here.

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De Bruyne. Lukaku, got the shot away,

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and Tim Howard turns it away. Lukaku has done more

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in six minutes in extra time than he has really contributed

:47:20.:47:23.

in the two games in which he played the best part of 90 minutes.

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The game is open, which helped him. He has a point to prove,

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and sometimes players need that. They come out fighting.

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The substitutions have both made a huge impression.

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If they go through, their lack of tenacity, it is only Witsel really

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who is looking tired now, and the rest of them are attacking players.

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On Friday, in the quarterfinals, we bring you France against

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Germany, live on BBC One, 4:30pm. At the moment,

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it is Belgium's to lose. Dempsey coming deep,

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finding Bradley. Bradley, clipped away to Jones.

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Yedlin always willing to make an option, and has it now.

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Bedoya is there. Beasley.

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Almost cut out by Hazard. Here is Cameron

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on the nicely away from Fellaini. Beautifully done.

:49:59.:50:06.

Back into Dempsey. Brilliant, let

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the ball roll away from Dempsey. The whistle has gone.

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There are tired legs out there on both sides.

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Chris Wood is out there alongside Jurgen Klinsmann.

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A little bit of added time at the end of this period of extra time.

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Got to contain Lukaku. His freshness has made

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a real difference. The next goal in this game if there

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is one must not be a Belgian goal. They might get one,

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but I'd don't see it. To lose a goal in extra time,

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psychologically... Straight out of play

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for an American throw in. They are still in this,

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they have to have belief. It could be a set play.

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Two last-minute last goals. Anything is possible.

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Bradley. Dempsey.

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Great ball. It is hammered into Jones

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and the referee has stopped play. This first 15 minutes could

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last about 25, couldn't it? That is an accident.

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He will be all right. He has had a ball

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in the face before. Give him a little breather,

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a little water, get on with it. For a young man,

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that is great composure. They need Jones back on quickly,

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because they do not want to be playing with one man less

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in extra time, that is for sure. Jones is back on now.

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De Bruyne. Hazard.

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Van Buyten. Goode, good faith.

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How many times have we said that this evening?

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Poor finish from Mirallas. Jurgen Klinsmann's United States

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team are undone, and another Belgian substitute makes the difference.

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De Bruyne takes his time. That is the exact finish

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we expect from him. Confident, powerful, and as you say,

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he has done more in the last 15 minutes here

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of extra time and he has done See the smile on his face.

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Well, we are into added time at the first period of extra time.

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2-0 is a huge ask now. As they push on, obviously,

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there will be more opportunities for Belgium on the counter.

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They deserve it, you can't argue with that.

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They created better chances and were the dominant team.

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We are playing two added minutes at the end of the first 15.

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Is that two more added minutes? They have already played nearly

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two. Julian Green is about to come on

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as soon as the fourth official has decided which number is coming off.

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Or at least reflecting what Jurgen Klinsmann has decided

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which number should come off. It is Bedoya who is coming off

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and Julian Green, who is with Bayern Munich, though mostly

:57:42.:57:52.

in their second team, which plays the lower tiers in

:57:53.:57:54.

German football. He is on.

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It is the end of the first period of extra time.

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15 minutes away, Belgium, from the last eight.

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The last eight of the World Cup. De Bruyne, forward.

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Lukaku giving it straight to Yedlin. But if they get one early

:58:32.:58:33.

in this half... Yedlin.

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Lovely bit of skill. As Cameron got

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the legs to get there? It is a free kick for the foul

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on Yedlin. They are in real trouble and if

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DeMarcus Beasley had not been first to the clearance, and he shouldn't

:59:08.:59:14.

have been, not a good ball. Sloppy.

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He has scored! What a fantastic goal.

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Julian Green for the United States. And they are only back in it.

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It is 2-1. I told you I should

:59:49.:59:52.

not predict anything. Game over?

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Why did I not be quiet. What a moment that young man.

:59:57.:00:01.

Bradley looks up. Onside.

:00:02.:00:07.

Doesn't he take that well. Alderweireld letting go.

:00:08.:00:14.

Just off the edge of his toe. He deserves a bit of luck

:00:15.:00:15.

for making a superb run. 13 minutes to go, and 13 minutes

:00:16.:00:27.

might be plenty because Belgium who were practically celebrating

:00:28.:00:28.

in extra time up against it. This World Cup has been

:00:29.:00:38.

absolutely brilliant. Goalkick.

:00:39.:00:53.

I am amazed that they have not made a change and put some fresh legs on.

:00:54.:01:00.

Witsel and Fellaini are gone. They cannot make a run between them.

:01:01.:01:05.

It is wide by a whisker. Jermaine Jones.

:01:06.:01:27.

It looked in. I cannot believe what I am watching.

:01:28.:01:32.

Talk about turning the game around. Brilliant ball from Yedlin.

:01:33.:01:41.

What a clever finish it was. So unlucky from Jones.

:01:42.:01:43.

Outside of the right foot. Yedlin,

:01:44.:01:54.

not sure what he has had pre-match, but he has not stopped.

:01:55.:02:00.

Beautifully away from DeMarcus Beasley.

:02:01.:02:03.

Here is a man who is contender for Man of the Match.

:02:04.:02:06.

Besler. Julian Green, the man who has

:02:07.:02:09.

changed the face of the game. Michael Bradley for the

:02:10.:02:10.

United States. He does.

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Bradley. Trying to work out a way

:02:48.:02:52.

around Fellini. Jermaine Jones for the

:02:53.:02:54.

United States. Suddenly it is

:02:55.:02:58.

the Belgium legs that are aching. De Bruyne, given away by Jones.

:02:59.:03:02.

Poor ball. Given straight back.

:03:03.:03:09.

Omar Gonzalez has not won it. Lukaku.

:03:10.:03:17.

Besler. Lukaku running at Gonzalez.

:03:18.:03:20.

Lukaku. Howard again.

:03:21.:03:29.

The two of them could not stop him, but Tim Howard did.

:03:30.:03:37.

Great feet. Not the best finish, but again,

:03:38.:03:40.

Tim Howard, how many times has he saved with his legs?

:03:41.:03:42.

What an evening he has had. What a game.

:03:43.:03:46.

Belgium are throwing on Nacer Chadli.

:03:47.:03:53.

Their last change. It shouldn't be for Hazard.

:03:54.:03:58.

You can hear the response for the Belgium fans, he still looks fresh.

:03:59.:04:06.

The two guys behind him are dead on their feet.

:04:07.:04:16.

The 19th Belgian corner of the game. Here is this brilliant moment

:04:17.:04:33.

for Julian Green. Catches the end of his toe,

:04:34.:04:35.

but he won't care, at all. And then the chance

:04:36.:04:40.

for Jones a minute or two later. DeMarcus Beasley.

:04:41.:05:07.

Back to Julian Green. Mirallas is helping out.

:05:08.:05:11.

Foul. Free kick.

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Showing some spirit and some fight. It comes to Geoff Cameron.

:05:19.:05:31.

Miss time, but pushed, free kick USA.

:05:32.:05:34.

It is dead centre. Not sure he should be shooting.

:05:35.:05:43.

I have not seen his strike. The Belgian manager looks

:05:44.:06:03.

more nervous than he did five minutes ago.

:06:04.:06:08.

I think we all thought it was game over.

:06:09.:06:15.

Half-time in extra time. They were virtually celebrating.

:06:16.:06:18.

Jermaine Jones will leave it. Where has the rebound gone?

:06:19.:06:36.

That's a free kick. Courtois with

:06:37.:06:41.

the save to deny Dempsey. Where have they got the energy from?

:06:42.:06:43.

They look the fitter and stronger team.

:06:44.:06:47.

Still going. Smashed away by Jan Vertonghen.

:06:48.:06:55.

That is the best free kick of the World Cup so far.

:06:56.:06:57.

What a save from Courtois. Yes, he has.

:06:58.:07:17.

Five in the middle. Michael Bradley.

:07:18.:07:19.

Everyone but Lukaku back. Kevin De Bruyne.

:07:20.:07:21.

Belgium are desperate for respite. Who could have seen this coming?

:07:22.:07:31.

Courtois will live on it. Look at this for invention.

:07:32.:07:42.

Such a clever little move. His first touch just took it

:07:43.:07:46.

into his path. So unlucky.

:07:47.:07:52.

Quick off his line. Straight through to Tim Howard,

:07:53.:07:55.

and that is not done his team-mates any favour.

:07:56.:08:00.

You can bet your bottom dollar it is coming straight back again.

:08:01.:08:06.

I would have loved to have seen that gone in.

:08:07.:08:10.

I don't want this to stop. Fellaini has booted out of play

:08:11.:08:15.

for an American throw. That sums his evening up.

:08:16.:08:19.

For years they have been an anomaly in world football, the

:08:20.:08:24.

country that doesn't get the game. Always qualifying,

:08:25.:08:28.

but this is a proper team and they are backed by some proper fans.

:08:29.:08:32.

They get it. The noise, the atmosphere,

:08:33.:08:41.

it's fantastic. The noise, the atmosphere,

:08:42.:08:42.

it's fantastic. It's a pleasure to be here

:08:43.:08:44.

and witness this. Gonzalez got a foot in,

:08:45.:08:50.

but free kick to Belgium. Whichever one

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of these teams go through, they face Argentina, and it will be a terrific

:08:53.:08:58.

quarterfinal, that is for sure. What a game that will be.

:08:59.:09:03.

It would be for Belgium if they get their, a repeat of their

:09:04.:09:06.

finest hour, the semifinal of 1986 when Diego Maradona scored a goal

:09:07.:09:14.

that was arguably every bit as good as the second one he scored against

:09:15.:09:16.

England in the quarterfinal. It is an American throw.

:09:17.:09:29.

Three and a half minutes, or thereabouts.

:09:30.:09:30.

Will there be one more chance? You can see

:09:31.:09:43.

the central defender has gone up. Gonzalez is here.

:09:44.:09:48.

Lovely backheel by Dempsey to Bradley.

:09:49.:09:51.

Yedlin. Great ball.

:09:52.:09:54.

Just behind. Smashed away by Fellaini.

:09:55.:10:04.

What a ball from Yedlin. Coming back in from

:10:05.:10:08.

DeMarcus Beasley. Julian Green.

:10:09.:10:13.

Five in the box for the USA. Green.

:10:14.:10:16.

Still green. Jones.

:10:17.:10:19.

Driven. No,

:10:20.:10:19.

he has to put that in the middle. From Marc Wilmots.

:10:20.:10:34.

He's going to be disappointed because they have thrown

:10:35.:10:39.

a comfortable position away and now they are hanging on

:10:40.:10:42.

for dear life, and that's because he did not replace the men

:10:43.:10:45.

in central midfield with no legs. They cannot move, the pair of them.

:10:46.:10:48.

The pressure is relentless. Courtois taking his time and

:10:49.:10:51.

Jurgen Klinsmann is doing his not. Courtois with a clearance.

:10:52.:10:56.

Besler underneath it. Fellaini.

:10:57.:10:59.

Fellaini finds Lukaku. Silence falls

:11:00.:11:00.

as Belgium have the ball. Lukaku.

:11:01.:11:07.

Besler in front of him. Mirallas.

:11:08.:11:14.

Looking for the corner flag. Free kick USA.

:11:15.:11:22.

Doesn't need to take him on. Keep the ball in the corner,

:11:23.:11:25.

trying to foul. Silly play.

:11:26.:11:31.

Time ticks on. Michael Bradley charges on.

:11:32.:11:40.

Julian Green. Geoff Cameron.

:11:41.:11:44.

Dempsey. Dempsey.

:11:45.:11:49.

Bradley. Fellaini comes out to meet him.

:11:50.:11:52.

Bradley. Holds Fellaini and is fouled

:11:53.:11:54.

by Fellaini. Free kick.

:11:55.:12:00.

I think that is the first tackle Fellaini has made.

:12:01.:12:04.

75 seconds on my watch. Out from Jan Vertonghen.

:12:05.:12:08.

Jones beaten it. The ball in.

:12:09.:12:10.

Out by Van Buyten. Hammered away by Fellaini.

:12:11.:12:16.

He can knock it square for Chadli. Blocked by DeMarcus Beasley.

:12:17.:12:26.

It looked like handball. Lukaku again.

:12:27.:12:33.

That is a great ball. Wonderful ball, just over the top of

:12:34.:12:37.

Cameron but Mirallas saw it late. A good ball,

:12:38.:12:39.

but he's need to try it. Just run in the corner.

:12:40.:12:42.

Six foot three, 16 stone of muscle, protect the ball in the corner

:12:43.:12:47.

and get the country through. Fellaini.

:12:48.:12:49.

I don't know about you, I'm glad he did.

:12:50.:12:53.

It's been that kind of game. I don't want the game to end with

:12:54.:12:57.

a Belgian sitting on the ball in the corner quadrant.

:12:58.:13:05.

The excitement is unbelievable. Here goes Julian Green.

:13:06.:13:10.

Green's Allin. Yedlin!

:13:11.:13:15.

Yedlin, the pain searing through his legs.

:13:16.:13:26.

I thought that was the moment. What a reward that would have

:13:27.:13:37.

been that young right back. He has been magnificent.

:13:38.:13:40.

One added minute and he cannot understand why it is not more.

:13:41.:13:51.

Get them all up. Get Tim Howard up.

:13:52.:13:59.

Get them all up. Well, it is the USA,

:14:00.:14:09.

so here come the cavalry. Tim Howard, long and high.

:14:10.:14:13.

Fellaini with his head on it. They can run it downfield

:14:14.:14:16.

and run away the clerk. They are through.

:14:17.:14:18.

Belgium are through. What a scare they have had.

:14:19.:14:30.

They have been run into the ground, the Belgians.

:14:31.:14:34.

They got over the line, but they do go on to a quarterfinal against

:14:35.:14:37.

Argentina and what a mouthwatering one it is on Saturday.

:14:38.:14:41.

They have won the match after extra time but what a performance.

:14:42.:14:51.

What a performance from the USA. I think it is worth giving the USA

:14:52.:14:54.

huge credit and thanking them for what they have contributed to

:14:55.:14:56.

the World Cup because that's the best I've seen.

:14:57.:15:00.

I have not seen character and commitment and desire and what I

:15:01.:15:09.

saw tonight. Well done to Belgium as well,

:15:10.:15:11.

because they showed good quality to I now look forward to watching them

:15:12.:15:23.

in a brilliant quarterfinal against Argentina against Lionel Messi.

:15:24.:15:26.

It has been a star-spangled World Cup, and that was right up

:15:27.:15:28.

with the best of them. Lovely to see the coaches embrace.

:15:29.:15:32.

Klinsmann's Americans are out and Marc Wilmots's Belgians are through.

:15:33.:15:34.

Wow. That is it But sometimes, something can happen

:15:35.:15:51.

that leaves you no choice to let the world see

:15:52.:16:03.

your secret self.

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