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OBRIGADO:
Thank you for following along with the final Group H match and the last action of the Group Stage in general at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Belgium's 1-0 win sent them atop Gropu H, and Algeria's 1-1 draw with Russia means the African side will join Les Diables Rouges in the Round of 16. Korea Republic exit with out a win, leaving all-Asian teams winless at Brazil 2014. Please join us in our daily tournament blog as we breakdown the most recent results and take a look at the Round of 16 now that the fixtures have been fully formed.

18:57
Korea Republic
Korea RepublicKOR
Belgium
BelgiumBEL

Statistics

Ball possession

51%
49%
16Fouls Committed11
12Attempts On Target10
18Shots15
0Total Goals scored1
0Penalties scored0
18:57
18:56

FULL TIME: Korea Republic collapse to the ground, facing the disappointment of exiting Brazil 2014 at the Group Stage, while Belgium celebrate knowing they have topped Group H. Jan Vertonghen's goal proved to be the difference for the the ten-men Diables Rouges.

18:54
VERTONGHEN
BelgiumBEL
Defender

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED44TOTAL PASSES1GOALS FOR4SHOTS
18:52
The final whistle sounds.
18:52
90'+Y LEE (Korea Republic) commits a foul.
18:51
90'+J C KOO (Korea Republic) is penalised after committing a foul.
18:51

Anthony Vanden Borre has stepped off the field to receive medical attentino, making Les Diables Rouges play with nine men until he steps back on.

18:49
90'+S G KIM (Korea Republic) blocks the shot.
18:49
90'+ORIGI (Belgium) sees his effort hit the target.
18:48
90'+C Y LEE (Korea Republic) swings in the corner.
18:48
90'+COURTOIS (Belgium) blocks the shot.
18:48
90'+K H LEE (Korea Republic) sees his effort hit the target.
18:48
90'+C Y LEE (Korea Republic) takes a corner kick.
18:48
90'+COURTOIS (Belgium) blocks the shot.

GOOD SAVE: Lee Yong blasts one on target but it's straight at Courtois, who is able to punch clear.

18:48
90'+VAN BUYTEN (Belgium) blocks the shot.
18:48
90'+Y LEE (Korea Republic) sees his effort hit the target.
18:47
18:46
90'S G KIM (Korea Republic) blocks the shot.
18:46
90'E.HAZARD (Belgium) sees his effort hit the target.
18:46
89'C Y LEE (Korea Republic) is penalised after committing a foul.
18:45
88' E.HAZARD (in) comes off the bench to replace MIRALLAS (out) (Belgium)
18:45

Wilmots makes his final change with a few minutes to go, bringing on Hazard for Mirallas.

Player Statistics

Belgium
BelgiumBEL
Forward
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered1 / 1
  • Passes (complete)26 (17)
  • Passes Completion Rate65.38%
  • Tackles0
Belgium
BelgiumBEL
Midfielder
  • 47International Caps
  • 172Centimeters
  • Date of Birth07 Jan 1991
  • Current clubChelsea FC (ENG)
18:44
87'ORIGI (Belgium) commits a foul.
18:43

Lee Chungyong puts in a speculative effort that is easily handled by Thibaut Courtois.

18:41

AS IT STANDS:
If scores don't change here in Sao Paulo or in Curitiba, Belgium will win Group H and Algeria will join Les Diables Rouges in the Round of 16.

18:40
83'Y LEE (Korea Republic) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on ORIGI (Belgium).
18:40
83'VAN BUYTEN (Belgium) blocks the shot.
18:40
83'D W JI (Korea Republic) sees his effort hit the target.
18:39
82'COURTOIS (Belgium) blocks the shot.
18:39
82'J C KOO (Korea Republic) sees his effort hit the target.
18:37
80'K H LEE (Korea Republic) sees an effort go off target.

HIGH: Lee Keunho comes close to equalising quickly but his shot is too high and goes over the bar.

18:35
78' VERTONGHEN (Belgium) scores!!

GOAL! Jan Vertonghen puts Belgium ahead! Kim Seunggyu does well to save Divock Origi's initial shot but he gives up a rebound and the Belgium captain has little problem finishing.

18:34
77'S G KIM (Korea Republic) blocks the shot.
18:34
77'ORIGI (Belgium) sees his effort hit the target.
18:33
76'VAN BUYTEN (Belgium) blocks the shot.
18:33
76'S Y KI (Korea Republic) sees his effort hit the target.
18:32

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18:31
74'MIRALLAS (Belgium) commits a foul.
18:31
74'DEMBELE (Belgium) blocks the shot.
18:31
74'J C KOO (Korea Republic) sees his effort hit the target.
18:31
74'CHADLI (Belgium) commits a foul.
18:30
73'MIRALLAS (Belgium) swings in the corner.
18:30
73' D W JI (in) comes off the bench to replace H M SON (out) (Korea Republic)

Myungbo makes his final change for the night, bringing on the Augsburg midfielder for the Bayer Leverkusen man.

Player Statistics

Korea Republic
Korea RepublicKOR
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 0
  • Passes (complete)20 (11)
  • Passes Completion Rate55%
  • Tackles0
Korea Republic
Korea RepublicKOR
Midfielder
  • 29International Caps
  • 186Centimeters
  • Date of Birth28 May 1991
  • Current clubFC Augsburg (GER)
18:30
73'J H HONG (Korea Republic) blocks the shot.
18:30
73'CHADLI (Belgium) sees his effort hit the target.
18:29
72'ORIGI (Belgium) sees an effort go off target.
18:29
72'MIRALLAS (Belgium) swings in the corner.
18:29

Divock Origi makes a good run into the Korean area but Hong Jeongho makes a textbook sliding tackle to disrupt the play and send the ball out for a corner.

18:27
70'VERTONGHEN (Belgium) sees an effort go off target.

Vertonghen takes an ambitious shot from distance but misses high and wide.

18:25
68'FELLAINI (Belgium) sees an effort go off target.
18:25
68'MIRALLAS (Belgium) swings in the corner.

Mirallas' corner is a good one and it finds Marouane Fellaini but he misses wide of the mark.

18:23
66' B K KIM (in) comes off the bench to replace S W KIM (out) (Korea Republic)

Hong Myungbo makes his seconds swap of the night, bringing on the Cardiff City midfielder in place of the forward.

Player Statistics

Korea Republic
Korea RepublicKOR
Forward
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered1 / 3
  • Passes (complete)16 (13)
  • Passes Completion Rate81.25%
  • Tackles0
Korea Republic
Korea RepublicKOR
Midfielder
  • 29International Caps
  • 178Centimeters
  • Date of Birth06 Oct 1989
  • Current clubCardiff City FC (WAL)
18:22

Vertonghen breaks up a quick Korean counter-attack, which began with a delightful ball out of the back.

18:18
61'COURTOIS (Belgium) blocks the shot.
18:18
61'H M SON (Korea Republic) swings in the corner.
18:18
61'S Y KI (Korea Republic) sees his effort hit the target.
18:17
60' CHADLI (in) comes off the bench to replace JANUZAJ (out) (Belgium)

And next, the Tottenham Hotspur striker comes on to replace the Manchester United man.

Belgium
BelgiumBEL
Midfielder
  • 21International Caps
  • 187Centimeters
  • Date of Birth02 Aug 1989
  • Current clubTottenham Hotspur FC (ENG)

Player Statistics

Belgium
BelgiumBEL
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered1 / 2
  • Passes (complete)24 (14)
  • Passes Completion Rate58.33%
  • Tackles1
18:16
60' ORIGI (in) comes off the bench to replace MERTENS (out) (Belgium)

Wilmots makes a double substitution, first bringing on the young Origi for the Napoli forward.

Player Statistics

Belgium
BelgiumBEL
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target2
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 0
  • Passes (complete)27 (14)
  • Passes Completion Rate51.85%
  • Tackles0
Belgium
BelgiumBEL
Forward
  • 4International Caps
  • 185Centimeters
  • Date of Birth18 Apr 1995
  • Current clubLille OSC (FRA)
18:15
59'S G KIM (Korea Republic) blocks the shot.

GOOD SAVE: Kim Seunggyu dives to his left to save Mertens' shot.

18:15
59'MERTENS (Belgium) sees his effort hit the target.
18:14

Seunggyu is quick and confident off his line again to stop the trouble before it starts in the Taeguk Warriors' penalty area.

18:13
56'S Y YUN (Korea Republic) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on JANUZAJ (Belgium).
18:11
54'DEMBELE (Belgium) blocks the shot.
18:11
54'K H LEE (Korea Republic) sees his effort hit the target.
18:11
54'S Y KI (Korea Republic) swings in the corner.
18:11
54'VAN BUYTEN (Belgium) blocks the shot.
18:11

Lee Chungyong dribbles toward goal and takes a shot, but it's deflected off of Mousa Dembele and out for a corner.

18:11
54'C Y LEE (Korea Republic) sees his effort hit the target.
18:09
52'K H LEE (Korea Republic) sees an effort go off target.
18:09
52'C Y LEE (Korea Republic) swings in the corner.
18:09

Korea Republic are beginning to capitalise on their numerical advantage and looking more dangerous in Belgium's final third.

18:08
52'K H LEE (Korea Republic) sees his effort hit the target.
18:08
52'COURTOIS (Belgium) blocks the shot.
18:08
51'FELLAINI (Belgium) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on Y G KIM (Korea Republic).
18:08
51'S Y KI (Korea Republic) sees an effort go off target.

HIGH: Ki Syungyueng takes a good shot from distance but it was always rising and misses high.

18:07
50' DEMBELE (Belgium) is booked by the referee.

Mousa Dembele earns a yellow card for kicking the ball after after the No19 fouled Koo Jacheol.

18:07
50'DEMBELE (Belgium) is penalised after committing a foul.
18:02
46' Before the second half begins K H LEE (in) comes off the bench to replace K Y HAN (out) (Korea Republic)

In an attack-minded substitution, Myungbo brings on the Sanju Sangmy striker for the midfielder.

Player Statistics

Korea Republic
Korea RepublicKOR
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 0
  • Passes (complete)24 (18)
  • Passes Completion Rate75%
  • Tackles0
Korea Republic
Korea RepublicKOR
Forward
  • 65International Caps
  • 177Centimeters
  • Date of Birth11 Apr 1985
  • Current clubSangju Sangmu FC (KOR)
18:02
The second half kicks off.

Korea Republic kick off the second half as Hong Myungbo makes one change at the break.

18:01

The teams are making their way back out to the field to begin the second half.

17:59

FIRST-HALF PHOTOS
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17:53
17:50

HALF-TIME: A rather uneventful first half was made lively right at the end with Steven Defour's sending off, which should give Korea Republic, who had a hard time getting the ball out of their half, a better chance to score in the second half. With Russia leading 1-0 at half-time in Curitiba, Belgium would be joined by Fabio Capello's side should the scores remain the same.

17:47

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17:47
Korea Republic
Korea RepublicKOR
Belgium
BelgiumBEL

Statistics

Ball possession

43%
57%
11Fouls Committed6
2Attempts On Target5
5Shots7
0Total Goals scored0
0Penalties scored0
17:47
The referee brings the first half to an end.
17:46
45'+J C KOO (Korea Republic) commits a foul.
17:46
45'+S G KIM (Korea Republic) blocks the shot.
17:46
45'+VAN BUYTEN (Belgium) sees his effort hit the target.
17:46
45'+S Y KI (Korea Republic) commits a foul.
17:44
45' DEFOUR (Belgium) is sent off!

RED CARD: Steven Defour is shown a straight red card after a tough tackle on Kim Shinwook. Belgium's No16 steps on Shinwook's shin in reckless fashion.

17:43
44'DEFOUR (Belgium) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:43

Belgium continue to control the pace of the game and the Taeguk Warriors have only been able to break forward on the counter.

17:42
42'S G KIM (Korea Republic) blocks the shot.
17:42
42'MERTENS (Belgium) sees his effort hit the target.
17:38
39'JANUZAJ (Belgium) commits a foul.
17:37
38'C Y LEE (Korea Republic) commits a foul.
17:37
38'S W KIM (Korea Republic) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:37
37'Y LEE (Korea Republic) blocks the shot.
17:37
37'VERTONGHEN (Belgium) hits his free-kick on target.
17:37

Vertonghen's free-kick is blocked by Younggwon.

17:36
36'S Y KI (Korea Republic) commits a foul.
17:35
36'MERTENS (Belgium) takes a corner kick.
17:35
36'S G KIM (Korea Republic) blocks the shot.
17:35
36'MERTENS (Belgium) hits his free-kick on target.
17:35

Mertens swings in a seemingly innocuous free-kick but it is heading towards the top corner and Seunggyu tips it over the bar.

17:34
35' J H HONG (Korea Republic) is yellow carded.

Hong Jeongho earns the first booking of the match after holding back Mirallas, preventing a counter-attack in the process.

17:34
35'J H HONG (Korea Republic) commits a foul.
17:33
34'MERTENS (Belgium) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
17:32
33'S Y YUN (Korea Republic) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on VANDEN BORRE (Belgium).
17:31
32'LOMBAERTS (Belgium) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:31

Kim Seunggyu is decisive and punches the cross clear.

17:30
31'S Y KI (Korea Republic) swings in the corner.
17:30
30'C Y LEE (Korea Republic) sees an effort go off target.
17:30
30'LOMBAERTS (Belgium) blocks the shot.
17:30
30'J C KOO (Korea Republic) sees his effort hit the target.
17:29
30'S Y KI (Korea Republic) takes a corner kick.
17:29
30'COURTOIS (Belgium) blocks the shot.

GOOD SAVE: Ki Sungyueng is given a lot of space in midfield and the No16 takes a touch to his right and blasts it towards goal but Thibaut Courtios tips it wide.

17:29
30'S Y KI (Korea Republic) sees his effort hit the target.
17:28
28'S Y KI (Korea Republic) sees an effort go off target.
17:27
28'VANDEN BORRE (Belgium) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on S Y YUN (Korea Republic).
17:25
25'S Y YUN (Korea Republic) commits a foul.
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17:24
25'MERTENS (Belgium) sees an effort go off target.

HIGH: Belgium should have scored there, but Dries Mertens' shot is well over the bar. Kevin Mirallas' shot is deflected but falls to Mertens, who is in front of goal alone and just needs to put it in the corner but he blasts it over.

17:24
25'S Y YUN (Korea Republic) blocks the shot.
17:24
25'MIRALLAS (Belgium) sees his effort hit the target.
17:23

Lee Chungyong is played into the Belgian area but the ball is too strong and runs out for a goal-kick.

17:19
20'MIRALLAS (Belgium) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
17:17
18'VERTONGHEN (Belgium) strikes his free-kick wide.

WIDE: Jan Vertonghen's shot from a free-kick from distance goes wide of the mark

17:16
17'S Y KI (Korea Republic) commits a foul.
17:15

Belgium control play as Anthony Vanden Borre and Adnan Januzaj combine well in the corner, but the Korean Republic backline tackles well to force a goal-kick.

17:14
15'J C KOO (Korea Republic) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on DEMBELE (Belgium).
17:10
11'DEFOUR (Belgium) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on C Y LEE (Korea Republic).
17:09
10'Y G KIM (Korea Republic) sees an effort go off target.

HIGH: Kim Younggwon controls well with his chest but his half-volley is off the mark and sails high.

17:09
10'LOMBAERTS (Belgium) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on S W KIM (Korea Republic).
17:08

ELSEWHERE IN GROUP H
Russia take an early lead

17:07
8'Y G KIM (Korea Republic) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on FELLAINI (Belgium).
17:05
6'MIRALLAS (Belgium) is ruled offside.
17:05

Belgium are controlling the early few minutes, with Korea Republic barely able to get out of their half.

17:03
4'MIRALLAS (Belgium) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
17:00
1'J C KOO (Korea Republic) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
17:00
The match kicks off.

Belgium kick off, wearing their black kit today

16:58
16:57

THE LINE-UPS

Korea Republic v. Belgium - Teams lineups EXCLUSIVE

16:56

And now it's Belgium's turn, the Brabanconne, echoing around the Arena de Sao Paulo with their fans singing along.

16:55

Standings - Group H

TeamsPts MP W D L GF GA
BelgiumBEL
6220031
AlgeriaALG
3210154
RussiaRUS
1201112
Korea RepublicKOR
1201135
16:55

Korea Republic's anthem,Aegukga, is the first to play, and the Taeguk Warriors soak in the moment, singing and eyes closed.

16:51

The teams are gathering in the tunnel and preparing to walk out onto the pitch.

16:50

Your 11

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Korea Republic
Korea RepublicKOR

1 JUNG Sungryong, 2 KIM Changsoo, 3 YUN Sukyoung, 4 KWAK Taehwi, 5 KIM Younggwon, 6 HWANG Seokho, 8 HA Daesung, 10 PARK Chuyoung, 7 KIM Bokyung, 9 SON Heungmin, 11 LEE Keunho

Belgium
BelgiumBEL

1 Thibaut COURTOIS, 2 Toby ALDERWEIRELD, 3 Thomas VERMAELEN, 4 Vincent KOMPANY, 5 Jan VERTONGHEN, 6 Axel WITSEL, 7 Kevin DE BRUYNE, 8 Marouane FELLAINI, 9 Romelu LUKAKU, 10 Eden HAZARD, 11 Kevin MIRALLAS

16:46

EDEN HAZARD
“We intend to carry on winning. Each time, we inspire more fear. That's ideal in terms of getting the teams we meet to come at us with their heads as low as possible."

16:44

HONG MYUNGBO
“Algeria were well organised, structured, and our defenders weren't at their best. But now we have to turn the page, this result is the reward for our preparation. We must prepare better for the next game, it's our only option.”

16:40

Head-to-Head

Korea Republic
Korea RepublicKOR
Belgium
BelgiumBEL
.0Wins2.
.1Draws1.
2Total Goals scored5
16:37

COLOURFUL SUPPORT
These Korea Repubic fans are ready to cheer on the Taeguk Warriors!

16:28

STAT ATTACK:
To date, Belgium have avoided losing in the group round for the last three editions, recording five draws followed by three straight victories.

16:20
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16:15

DID YOU KNOW? 
Hong Myungbo and Marc Wilmots, today's two coaches, played against one another when they drew 1-1 at France 1998.

16:12

HEAD TO HEAD:
Korea Republic have played Belgium three times and are yet to win. The first two meetings took place in the World Cup and resulted in a 2-0 Belgian victory in 1990 and a 1-1 draw in 1998. Their last skirmish dates back to 1999 in Seoul, where Les Diables Rouges plundered a 2-1 win.

16:03

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16:01

KOREA REPUBLIC IN DEPTH
Take a look at the Taeguk Warriors team profile and discover more about football in Korea Republic.

15:57

KOREA REPUBLIC-BELGIUM LINE-UPS
The starting XIs for this final Group H match have been announced!

15:56

GOOD AFTERNOON: 
Hello and welcome to the final Group Stage match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Group H concludes here in Sao Paulo, where Brazil and Croatia opened the tournament two weeks ago, as Korea Republic and Belgium prepare to do battle. At the same time, Algeria and Russia face each other in Curitiba to determine who will join Les Diables Rouges in the Round of 16. It's all to play for in Group H, so stay with us as we bring you all the build-up here before we begin our LIVE minute-by-minute coverage from the Arena de Sao Paulo.

15:43

Weather

Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo

  • Sunny
  • 24° CTemperature
  • 11 m/sWind
  • 46 %Humidity
15:43
Korea Republic
Korea RepublicKOR
  • 21S G KIM (GK)
  • 3S Y YUN
  • 5Y G KIM
  • 9H M SON
  • 12Y LEE
  • 13J C KOO (C)
  • 14K Y HAN
  • 16S Y KI
  • 17C Y LEE
  • 18S W KIM
  • 20J H HONG
Belgium
BelgiumBEL
  • 1COURTOIS (GK)
  • 5VERTONGHEN (C)
  • 8FELLAINI
  • 11MIRALLAS
  • 14MERTENS
  • 15VAN BUYTEN
  • 16DEFOUR
  • 18LOMBAERTS
  • 19DEMBELE
  • 20JANUZAJ
  • 21VANDEN BORRE

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