24 Jun 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014: Belgium vs Russia 31th Match in Pictures

A late goal from Divock Origi fired Belgium into the last 16 of the World Cup here Sunday with a 1-0 win over Russia, whose fate is hanging in the balance.

Teenaged substitute Origi pounced on 88 minutes to settle a drab Group H encounter at the Maracana Stadium.

The win sees tournament dark horses Belgium guaranteed of a place in the second round ahead of their final group game against South Korea on Thursday.

But the defeat leaves Fabio Capello's Russia facing a tense battle to qualify, with only one point from two games.

Belgium's forward Divock Origi (L) celebrates after scoring with teammate Belgium's forward Kevin Mirallas during the Group H football match between Belgium and Russia at The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

General view during the Group H football match between Belgium and Russia at The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Russia's fan waits for the start of the Group H football match between Belgium and Russia.

Belgium's coach Marc Wilmots gestures during a Group H football match between Belgium and Russia.

Belgium's defender Daniel Van Buyten waves after match between Belgium and Russia.

Belgium's fans pose before the match between Belgium and Russia.

Russia's forward Alexander Kokorin reacts after missing a shot.

Belgium's midfielder Axel Witsel controls the ball.

Belgium's fan cheers before the match between Belgium and Russia.

Belgium's defender Toby Alderweireld (R) heads the ball past Russia's forward Alexander Kokorin.

Belgium's forward Romelu Lukaku (L) is tackled by Russia's defender Vasily Berezutsky.

Belgium's midfielder Marouane Fellaini runs with the ball.

Russia's forward Alexander Kokorin (C) is watched by teammate Russia's midfielder Viktor Faizulin (L) as he attempts to kick the ball away from Belgium's defender Toby Alderweireld.

Russia's forward Alexander Kokorin controls the ball.

Russia's goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev dives to stop a ball by Belgium's midfielder Dries Mertens.

Belgium's defender Jan Vertonghen kicks the ball.

Belgium's defender Toby Alderweireld (R) heads the ball past Russia's forward Alexander Kokorin.
(AFP Photo)

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