Belgium vs US – Performance, History & Goal-Scorers

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Belgium vs. United States

1 July – Tuesday – The Zip Code System is introduced in the US on this day in 1963

4:00 PM EST

Venue: Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

Seating Capacity: Around 51,700


Image: The Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador Brazil

Official 2014 FIFA Rankings

Belgium: 11th position

United States: 13th position


Former Confrontations in FIFAFormer Confrontations in FIFA

Image Courtesy: Borrowed from the Official FIFA 2014 website





vs. Ghana (on 16 June at the Estadio das Dunas)

Outcome: Won with 2-over-1

Goal Scorers: 31 year old US Forward Clint Dempsey scored the first goal in the first minute. Ghana scored 1 goal in the 82nd minute but 21 year old John Brooks Jr. cemented his team’s victory in the 86th minute with another goal.

Performance Stats: 40% Ball Possession with 7 attempts to score


  Vine: Clint Dempsey’s 1st minute goal against Ghana

vs. Portugal (on 22 June at the Arena Amazonia)


Tied with a score of 2-on-2 goals

Goal Scorers:

Portugal scored the first goal of the match, after which 32 year old midfielder Jermaine Jones scored the first goal for the US in the 64th minute, and Clint Dempsey followed up with another goal in the 81st minute. Portugal scored the last goal in the 5 minutes of extra time, bringing the game to a tie.

Performance Stats: 48% Ball Possession with 10 attempts to score and 1 Yellow Card  

Vine: Ghana scores the goal that tied the match

vs. Germany (on 26 June at the Arena Pernambuco)

Outcome: Lost to Germany with 0 against Germany’s single goal

Goal Scorers: The only goal scored was by 24 year old Herman Forward Thomas Muller in the 55th minute

Performance Stats: 37% Ball Possession with only 1 attempt to score against Germany’s 9 attempts to score, and 2 Yellow Cards


Vine: Muller scores against Germany

BELGIUM (FROM GROUP – H)   vs. Algeria (on 17 June at the Estadio Mineirao) Outcome:

Won with 2 goals over Algeria’s single

Goal Scorers:

Algeria scored the first goal in the 25th minute, after which Belgium’s 26 year old Marouane Fellaini and 27 year old Dries Mertens (both Midfielders) scored goals for Belgium in the 70th and 80th minutes

Performance Stats:

65% Ball Possession and 10 attempts to score with 20 fouls and 1 Yellow Card

Vine: Belgium scores against Algeria

vs. Russia (on 22 June at the Estadio do Maracana)


Won with 1-over-0

Goal Scorers:

Belgium’s 19 Year old Forward Divock Origi scored the only goal on the entire match in the 88th minute

Performance Stats:

53% Ball Possession with 7 attempts to score and 14 fouls with 2 Yellow Cards

Vine: Belgium scores against Russia

vs. Korea Republic (on 26 June at the Areana de Sao Paulo)


Won with 1-over-0

Goal Scorers:

27 year old Defender Jan Vertonghen (Shirt # 5) scored the only goal of the match in the 78th minute

Performance Stats:

49% Ball Possession with 11 attempts to score and 11 fouls. 1 Yellow Card and 1 Red Card

Vine: Belgium scores against Korea Republic

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