World Cup 2014: Belgium Beat USA to Set Up Quarterfinal Clash vs Argentina

Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku's extra time goals fired Belgium past the United States with a thrilling 2-1 win.

updated: July 02, 2014 04:29 IST
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Belgium's best World Cup performance was reaching the 1986 semi-finals.


Salvador: Extra time goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku sent Belgium into the World Cup quarter-finals for first time in 28 years with a 2-1 win over the United States on Tuesday.

American keeper Tim Howard had made a string of fine saves to keep Marc Wilmots' men at bay during the 90 minutes in Salvador. (Match Highlights | Matchcentre)

However, he was finally beaten by De Bruyne's angled drive after good work from substitute Lukaku and De Bruyne then returned the favour to allow Lukaku to slam past his Everton teammate Howard.

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