ON TO THE NEXT GAME
The second game of the day is also from Group H, so to see who could take the group's second spot in the Round of 16, #joinin with Korea Republic-Algeria now that the Global Stadium is open.
DID YOU KNOW?
Divock Origi becomes the first teenager to score a World Cup goal since Lionel Messi against Serbia in June 2006, and he is therefore also the youngest scorer at Brazil 2014 (beating Netherlands' 20-year-old Memphis Depay).
This is what we call " winning ugly" !! ⚽️⚽️⚽️— Kim Clijsters (@Kim Clijsters) 22/06/2014 17:57
Bravo Red Devils… Belgium's defense can take them far in the World Cup, and they have players that can make the difference in attack.— Sacha Kljestan (@Sacha Kljestan) 22/06/2014 17:56
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has been elected Man of the Match
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FULL TIME: Belgium are through to the Round of 16 after an attritional affair in Rio de Janeiro. The Red Devils always looked most likely to create clear-cut opportunities and it was Eden Hazard who found the required touch of magic just two minutes from time. His mazy run down the Belgian left teed up Divock Origi, who became the youngest Belgian World Cup scorer and the seventh-youngest in the tournament's history with his late winner. Russia are still in the competition, but their chances of progressing are slim at best.
CHANCE! Kompany wins the ball in the Belgian box and pokes forwards toward Hazard. The No10 excellently keeps the ball in and touches to Origi, who feeds it back to him. Hazard draws the Russian defence towards him and tees up Mirallas in space on the right of the Russian box, but the Everton man hits a tame effort straight at Akinfeev.
Belgium have now scored three successive goals by substitutes at this World Cup, a feat already achieved by Switzerland.
GOAL! IT'S THE SUBSTITUTE ORIGI! Excellent work by Hazard down the left draws in the Russian defence before the No10 slides the ball to the 19-year-old. The Lille forward keeps his cool and sidefoots into the roof of the net from close range. Dramatic climax here in Rio.
Hazard works space for himself in the Russian box and tries to curl an effort at goal, which is deflected behind. From the resulting corner, Fellaini gets up, but the ball is worked out to De Bruyne who is offside.
OFF THE POST! The free kick is spotted up by Mirallas and he tries to deceive Akinfeev by hitting it low to the left of the wall. The Russian goalkeeper is wrongfooted and the ball beats him, but cannons back off the woodwork.
JUST WIDE! Shatov receives the ball in the final third, gets his head up and looks wide. He sees Eschenko sprinting forwards on the Russian right and tees up the No22. The substitute's effort fizzes past Courtois' right-hand post.
LINE-UPS ARE IN
Here are the starting XIs for the second game of today from Group H:
#KOR LINE-UP: S R Jung, S Y Yun, Y G Kim, H M Son, C Y Park, Y Lee, J C Koo (c), K Y Han, S Y Ki, C Y Lee, J H Hong #KORALG #WorldCup— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 22/06/2014 17:37
#ALG LINE-UP: Mbolhi, Bouguerra (c), Halliche, Mesbah, Feghouli, Brahimi, Medjani, Slimani, Bentaleb, Djabou, Mandi #KORALG #WorldCup— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 22/06/2014 17:37
LIVE: #BELRUS is very even so far. Real-time stats see little difference between #BEL & #RUS - http://t.co/05rRitbLZs http://t.co/JDUT1Ep58C— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 22/06/2014 17:36
Belgium's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois kept 20 clean sheets with Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga last season. Of all goalkeepers in Europe's top five leagues (Spain, England, Italy, France, Germany), only Roma's Morgan De Sanctis and Lille OSC's Vincent Enyeama kept more (both 21).
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Kombarov whips in a dangerous-looking corner, and Kokorin comes flying in. His headed effort deflects off a Belgian head and away for a second corner, which is cleared away by the towering Kompany.
The defender is withdrawn on his first World Cup start, with the Anzhi Makhachkala man taking his place.
The tall No9, who spent last season on loan at Everton from Chelsea, makes way for the 19-year-old for the second time this World Cup.
The Belgium midfielder falls awkwardly following a tough challenge and receives treatment. He gingerly gets to his feet and walks off the pitch, rotating his right arm. He returns to the fray shortly afterwards.
Russia get us underway for the second period.
FIRST HALF PHOTOS
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HALF TIME: It's been a fairly even first half, but Belgium are in the ascendancy thanks to some tricky wingplay by Dries Mertens. The Napoli winger has looked the most likely player from either side to make something happen. However, the half's best chance fell to Alexander Kokorin, who nodded wide from inside the six yard box.
CHANCE! Glushakov gallops down the Russian left and curls a superb ball into the box. Kokorin darts between the two Belgian central defenders and is left with a wonderful opportunity to open the scoring. He nods wide, to the frustration of his teammates.
The corner is floated in by Samedov and cleared as far as the onrushing Faizulin, who hammers a volley at goal. He can't quite get over the ball enough though, and it flies over.
Kokorin runs at the Belgian defence, in the opposition half all by himself. Kompany defends excellently, sticking out a foot to stop the attack. The skipper then completes a Marseille roulette, before passing the ball into midfield.
The No9 finds space inside the Russian box and hits a snap shot towards goal, but it's well blocked and cleared.
De Bruyne plays a lofted ball in behind the Russian defence, finding Mertens. The winger, who's had an excellent half, cuts inside and fires a cross-cum-shot towards goal. Akinfeev parries with firm hands away from danger.
The Arsenal man, who appeared to suffer an injury to his knee after overstretching in the warm-up, is replaced by the Tottenham defender.
Kanunnikov drifts in from the Russia left and isn't closed down by the Belgium defence. He hits a speculative effort from distance and Courtois is down to stop smartly.
Fellaini wins the ball in midfield and drives forwards, playing inside to Lukaku. In turn, the Chelsea man passes on to Mertens, who once again runs at the Russian defence. His lofted ball is too long though and Hazard is dispossessed.
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Mertens once again finds space on the Belgian right and runs at Kombarov. As the defender backtracks, Belgium's No14 lofts the ball towards goal, but it's well wide.
The Napoli winger gets the ball out of his feet just inside the Russian half and runs at the opposition defence. He works the ball on to his favoured right foot and pings towards goal, but it skews wide.
DID YOU KNOW?
At their last World Cup encounter in 2002, Belgium won 3-2 in the group phase. Daniel Van Buyten was in the starting line-up for Belgium and Aleksandr Kerzhakov came on as a substitute. Marc Wilmots also played for Belgium in that match and scored the third goal.
De Bruyne makes a superb break from his own half and leaves Russian midfielders and defenders trailing in his wake. He plays wide to Mertens who in turn fires a ball across the box, but it's cut out before Lukaku can pounce.
The corner is swung in, but cleared away by the Red Devils.
Faizulin gets the ball out of his feet and hammers a shot at goal, the Chelsea man is equal to it and it's behind for a corner.
Vermaelen lofts a ball from the Belgian left, which the Manchester United man contests with Akinfeev, but the No8 is offside.
Samedov takes a kick to the head but his flick on sets up a Russian break. The white shirts stream forwards but Shatov is sent a little too wide. His cross is blocked and the attack breaks up.
Belgium kick off in their traditional red kit to get us started in Rio.
The two sides have made a few changes from their opening games. Thomas Vermaelen, Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens all start for Belgium, with the latter earning their place after their goals against Algeria - Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele and Nacer Chadli make way. For Russia, Alexey Kozlov and Maxim Kannunnikov start in place of Yury Zhirkov and Andrey Eschenko, who drop to the bench.
1 COURTOIS, 2 ALDERWEIRELD, 3 VERMAELEN, 4 KOMPANY, 6 WITSEL, 7 DE BRUYNE, 8 FELLAINI, 9 LUKAKU, 10 E.HAZARD, 14 MERTENS, 15 VAN BUYTEN
1 AKINFEEV, 2 KOZLOV, 4 IGNASHEVICH, 6 KANUNNIKOV, 8 GLUSHAKOV, 9 KOKORIN, 14 V. BEREZUTSKIY, 17 SHATOV, 19 SAMEDOV, 20 FAYZULIN, 23 D. KOMBAROV
Now it's Russia's turn, and the players smile as their anthem rings around the Maracana.
Belgium's national anthem, "The Brabanconne", is the first to play, and Les Diables Rouges are signing proudly alongside their supporters throughout the Maracana.
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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
1 Igor AKINFEEV, 4 Sergey IGNASHEVICH, 14 Vasily BEREZUTSKIY, 22 Andrey ESHCHENKO, 23 Dmitry KOMBAROV, 7 Igor DENISOV, 17 Oleg SHATOV, 18 Yury ZHIRKOV, 19 Alexander SAMEDOV, 20 Victor FAYZULIN, 9 Alexander KOKORIN
Belgium are lining up in the tunnel and Russia aren't too far behind as the two teams prepare to walk out to the Maracana pitch.
Belgium coach Marc Wilmots is his country’s all-time top scorer at the World Cup with five goals. The former midfielder’s last strike came against none other than Russia in a 3-2 win in 2002.
THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Today's referee is Germany's Felix Brych
“The match, of course, will be very difficult and very important for us. And I don't doubt that we will give our all and I am confident will play better than in the match against (Korea Republic).”
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The teams are out warming up and Thomas Vermaelen, named in the Belgian starting XI, stretches in a routine training exercise and crumples to the floor. The Belgium No3 looks in some discomfort, hobbles away and is assisted by the Red Devils' medical staff who attend to his knee. He stands and jogs gingerly back to join his teammates.
"This is all new for us, so taking one game at a time is all we can do. With Belgium, I think it's tough for anyone to make predictions. We have a good team, that's clear. We are talented and we are young. But this is our first experience of the World Cup and who knows how far we can go? We don't know and neither does anyone else."
BRAZUCA MEETS THE STARS
The Official Match Ball of the 2014 World Cup has been getting out and about, and he's bumped into an American music star.
So @Pharrell didn't seem too impressed when I told him that his hat looks better on me than it does on him. #ballin http://t.co/okN13jKBvZ— brazuca (@brazuca) 22/06/2014 15:24
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Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Belgium against Russia, from the iconic Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. The Red Devils will be looking to build on their opening come-from-behind victory against Algeria, while the Russians will want to improve on their draw against Korea Republic in their first match. #Joinin on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and some of your tweets and comments could end up in this live blog!
#BEL LINE-UP: Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Kompany (c), Witsel, De Bruyne, Fellaini, Lukaku, Hazard, Mertens, Van Buyten #BELRUS— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 22/06/2014 15:05
#RUS LINE-UP: Akinfeev, Kozlov, Ignashevich, Kanunnikov, Glushakov, Kokorin, Berezutskiy (c), Shatov, Samedov, Fayzulin, Kombarov #BELRUS— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 22/06/2014 15:06
Maracanã - Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio De Janeiro