Belgium take on United States for the eight and final game of the Round of 16 at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. Even though Belgium top their group, they did so with lack-lustrous performances and are hoping to create a spark against USA. The winner of this encounter will take on the winner of the Argentina vs Switzerland match.
You can watch the live streaming of the Belgium vs United States match in India at livsports.in and for the viewers in USA, you can watch the match on Espn.go.com. Football lovers can watch the live telecast of this match at Sony Six TV Channel. The kick off time is 8:00 PM GMT (1:30 am IST, July 2).
BELGIUM VS UNITED STATES MATCH FACTS
The US have qualified for the knockout stage in three of their previous four World Cups and are aiming to reach the Quarter Final for the first time since 2002.
Belgium and USA have met just once before in the World Cup, in what was for both their first World Cup game in 1930. The US ran out 3-0 winners in Montevideo.
Belgium have won each of their four games since that clash, keeping a clean sheet on three occasions.
In their last meeting in May 2013, the Red Devils won 4-2 in Cleveland. Kevin Mirallas and Marouane Fellaini both scored for Belgium, while Clint Dempsey and Geoff Cameron were on the score sheet for the US.
Only Iran (30%) had a lower average possession figure in the group stage than Jurgen Klinsmann’s side (39%).
The US managed just nine shots on target in their three group games. They are the only side to have qualified without reaching double figures in this regard.
The last six Belgian goals at World Cups have come in the closing 20 minutes of games.
USA have conceded in each of their last 16 World Cup games against European opposition.
Only three players (Lionel Messi, Alexis Sanchez and Angel Di Maria) completed more dribbles than Eden Hazard in the group stage (13).
No player made more blocks than Daniel van Buyten in the group stage (5).