- Christian BENTEKE (90'+2)
Referee Rakesh VARMAN (FIJ)
TJK-BEL: post-match 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."
Pulod Kodirov (TJK), Tajikistancoach
"We couldn't play our football and we were disorganised. Belgium were stronger than us in terms of the passion they had. Despite today's disappointing result, we are still proud as we are participating in the World Cup representing our nation. This is a big opportunity and we'll do our best till the end."
Christian Benteke (BEL), Belgium forward
"We controlled the game from the very first moment until the final whistle blew. We never gave up, and that attitude paid off. If I'm given another chance to play in the next game against USA, I'll do my best."
Samad Shohzukhurov (TJK), Tajikistancaptain
"I wouldn't say the conditions were against us, because that's an excuse. But the game didn't flow for us. Against Tunisia, we'll try to play our own football to win the game."