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Subs inspire Belgian comeback

Belgium have kicked off their Brazil 2014 campaign with a 2-1 win over Algeria, but had to rely on goals from substitutes Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens to come from behind.

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“The game was too slow in the first half, and we just weren’t able to find a way past a team that refused to play football. The substitutions I made injected a bit of pace, which changed the game after the break," Marc Wilmots, Belgium coach.

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14:49
The final whistle sounds.
14:48
90'+WITSEL (Belgium) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:48
90'+DE BRUYNE (Belgium) swings in the corner.
14:46
90'+GHILAS (Algeria) commits a foul.
14:46
90'+E.HAZARD (Belgium) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:45
90'TAIDER (Algeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on WITSEL (Belgium).
14:44
89'ORIGI (Belgium) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:43
88'FELLAINI (Belgium) is ruled offside.
14:41
86'MERTENS (Belgium) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:40
85'BENTALEB (Algeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on E.HAZARD (Belgium).
14:39
84'MERTENS (Belgium) swings in the corner.
14:39
84' GHILAS (in) comes off the bench to replace MEDJANI (out) (Algeria)
14:39
83'RAIS (Algeria) blocks the shot.
14:39
83'FELLAINI (Belgium) sees his effort hit the target.
14:37
82'MOSTEFA (Algeria) is penalised after committing a foul.

Man of the Match

Midfielder
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Line-ups

Belgium
BelgiumBEL
Algeria
AlgeriaALG
(GK)
23
(GK)
(C)
(C)
84'
58'
66'
19
65'
21
71'
22
46' HT
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
13
(GK)
(GK)
65'
46' HT
71'
16
84'
17
58'
66'
18
23
20
CoachCoach
Marc WILMOTS (BEL)Vahid HALILHODZIC (BIH)

Match Facts

Belo Horizonte

Since the 18th century, during the days of the Inconfidência Mineira - an independence conspiracy against the domination of the Portuguese crown - the state of Minas Gerais gambled with the idea of instating a new capital to replace Ouro Preto.

Estadio Mineirao

  • Stadium nameEstadio Mineirao
  • CityBelo Horizonte
  • Year constructed1965
  • Overall capacity58170

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 29° CTemperature
  • 5 m/sWind
  • 37 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Marco RODRIGUEZ
    Mexico
    MexicoMEX
  • Assistant Referee 1: Marvin TORRENTERA (MEX)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Marcos QUINTERO (MEX)
  • Fourth official: Alireza FAGHANI (IRN)