Belgium World Cup 2014 Hero Divock Origi an Unknown Just Last Month

After being a late call-up to the World Cup squad as an injury replacement, Divock Origi scored his first international goal to send Belgium through with a 1-0 win over Russia in Group H on Sunday.

updated: June 23, 2014 10:50 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: Teenage striker Divock Origi is Belgium's World Cup hero of the moment. Just last month, many of his teammates - never mind much of his country's media - didn't even know who he was.

Yet Belgium now has the 19-year-old Origi, who plays in France and whose father represented Kenya, to thank for a place in the last 16 in Brazil.

"I didn't know him when he arrived but now I know him," Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini said.

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