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Match summary

Belgium battle their way into history books

Belgium reached their first FIFA U-17 World Cup semi-final after a thrilling 1-0 victory against Costa Rica in Concepcion, as Dante Rigo's stunning first half free-kick saw off the Central Americans to set up a clash with Mali in La Serena.

Match Highlights

Quotes

“It was a tough match against a strong opponent but this is normal in a World Cup quarter-final. The free-kick of Dante Rigo was fantastic. After our lead it was a different game. Both teams had some chances, especially us with counter attacks. (Our match against Mali) is a game between David and Goliath.”
Bob Browaeys, Belgium coach

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Statistics

Ball possession
49
%
51

Attempts

21Attempts14
8On-Target6
10Off-Target5
3Blocked3

Disciplinary

16Fouls Committed19
2Yellow cards3
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0

Attacking

5Corners4
3Offsides1
20Free kicks19
6Saves7

Line-ups

Belgium
BelgiumBEL
Costa Rica
Costa RicaCRC
(GK)
(GK)
Misses next match if booked
Misses next match if booked
57'
4
(C)
84'
8
(C)Misses next match if booked
73'
Misses next match if booked 69'
Misses next match if booked 58'
87'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
12
(GK)
13
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
Misses next match if booked
69'
58'
84'
73'
87'
Not eligible to play
57'
CoachCoach
Bob BROWAEYS (BEL)Marcelo HERRERA (ARG)

Match Facts

Concepcion

Estadio Municipal Ester Roa

  • Stadium nameEstadio Municipal Ester Roa
  • CityConcepcion
  • Year constructed1966
  • Overall capacity33000

Weather

  • Cloudy
  • 14° CTemperature
  • 13 m/sWind
  • 77 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Janny SIKAZWE
    Zambia
    ZambiaZAM
  • Assistant Referee 1: Jerson DOS SANTOS (ANG)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Arsenio MARENGULA (MOZ)
  • Fourth official: Mohd BIN YAACOB (MAS)

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