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Match 22 Changwon - CHANGWON
Clear
23 August
0:1 (0:0)
  • Christian BENTEKE (90'+2)

Referee Rakesh VARMAN (FIJ)

Summary

Last-gasp Belgium keep hopes alive

Last-gasp Belgium keep hopes alive

Belgium beat Tajikistan 1-0 thanks to a last-gasp winner from Christian Benteke at Changwon Main Stadium on Thursday 23 August.Desperate to earn their first points in Group E, the Diablotins kept on knocking on Tajikistan's door. Nill Depauw hit the post with his right-footed drive in the 8th minute, and then the forward saw his powerful shot rattle the crossbar 12 minutes later. Eden ...

Highlights

Line-up

TJK
BEL
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Pulod KODIROV (TJK)
(BEL) Bob BROWAEYS
Officials
  • Referee: Rakesh VARMAN (FIJ)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Andrew ACHARI (FIJ)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Matthew TARO (SOL)
  • Fourth official: KWON Jong Chul (KOR)
  • Misses next match if booked

Photos

  • Tayikistan - Belgium
  • Tayikistán - Belgium
  • Tayikistán - Belgium
  • Tayikistán - Belgium
  • Tayikistán - Belgium
  • Tayikistán - Belgium
  • Tayikistán - Belgium
  • Tayikistán - Belgium
  • Tayikistán - Belgium

Quotes

Bob Browaeys (BEL), Belgium coach
"Football is an amazing sport. We had so many chances, which we couldn't capitalise on. But in the end we scored the winning goal, and I think that was a gift from heaven. Tajikistan could have won the game too but I think we deserve the victory. We have 21 players in the squad and they're all trying to give 100 per cent for the team."

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    STATISTICS
    TajikistanStatisticsBelgium
    12Shots21
    5Corner kicks7
    3Yellow cards1
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    45%Possession (%)55%