FIFA World Cup: Teenager Divock Origi Sees Belgium Into Second Round

Divock Origi scored in the 88th minute as Belgium registered a 1-0 win over Russia to make it to the last 16.

updated: June 23, 2014 02:13 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: Teenaged substitute Divock Origi slammed a last gasp goal Sunday to secure Belgium a 1-0 victory over Russia and a place in the World Cup's last 16.

The win was a new step in Belgium's emergence as a European power, 12 years after their last appearance at the World Cup finals. Russia, who are to host the 2018 finals, have a growing qualification mountain in front of them. (Match highlights | Matchcentre)

The 19-year-old Origi who plays with Lille in France came on for Romelu Lukaku as the frustrating Group H game seemed destined to end in stalemate until the 88th minute goal.

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