Shizouka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka, Japan

Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen

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  • Johan Walem 7'
  • Wesley Sonck 78'
  • Marc Wilmots 82'

3 - 2



  • Vladimir Beschastnykh 52'
  • Dmitry Sychev 88'

    Wilmots' goal proved vital for Belgium as their Group H rivals fought back. But it proved too little too late for Russia.


    Belgium go through to the last 16 and Russia have to pack their bags.

  • 91'

    Kovtun fouls Sonck. Belgium kick the ball out for a Russian goalkick and the final whistle blows.

  • 90'

    Belgium make a time wasting substitution. De Boeck comes on for Van Meir.

  • 89'

    Russia miss a great chance for the equalizer. Alenichev crosses but Kerzhakov heads over from 8-yards.

  • 88'

    That's a lifeline for Russia, who only need a draw, and sets up a tense final few minutes.

  • 87'

    ......the striker scores from around the penalty spot. GOAL!!!!!!!!

  • 86'

    Time ticks away as the ball falls to Sychev in the area....

  • 85'

    A frustrated Sennikov brings down De boeck and gets booked.

  • 84'

    Russia make a change. Karpin is replaced by Kerzhakov.

  • 83'

    That should be enough to take Belgium through to the next round and send Russia home.

  • 82'

    ...Nigmatullin can't reach the strike and it nestles in the bottom left corner. GOAL!!!!!!!!

  • 81'

    Wilmots shoots left footed from the edge of the box.......

  • 80'

    ....he hits the wall and Belgium belt the ball clear.

  • 79'

    De Boeck fouls Bechastnykh. Karpin will take the freekick......

  • 77'

    It's all changed. Now Belgium are the side that will go through!

  • 76'

    It was poor marking by the Russian defence, Sonck had a free header.

  • 75'

    Belgium to win, with bet365  
    Russia to win, with bet365  

  • 75'

    Walem takes the corner and Sonck heads home. GOAL!!!!!!!!

  • 74'

    Belgium win a corner and will make a substitution. Simons comes on for Verheyen.

  • 71'

    Alenichev to Titiov. Titov crosses but the pass is just too high for Karpin.

  • 70'

    Mpenza is being treated on the bench. It looks like he was replaced due to a hamstring injury.

  • 69'

    Sychev is caught offside as Russia press forward for another goal.

  • 68'

    Striker Sonck replaces Striker Mpenza.

  • 67'

    Belgium coach Wasiege makes a change as he must win this game to get through to the next round.

  • 66'

    Sychev makes a last ditch tackle to thwart a Belgium attack.

  • 65'

    Sychev gets booked and will miss the next match.

  • 64'

    Alenichev finds Sychev. His control lets him down and he kicks the ball away in frustration.

  • 63'

    Belgium are fighting back inot the match, looking for a winning goal to send them into the next phase.

  • 61'

    Belgium win a corner. A Van Kerkhoven header flies inches over the crossbar.

  • 60'

    Belgium to win, with bet365  
    Russia to win, with bet365  

  • 60'

    Beschastnykh gets his head to a cross but fires wide of the back post.

  • 58'

    Its end to end stuff in the second-half as Beschastnykh gets off a shot for Russia and Vanderhaeghe does the same for Belgium.

  • 57'

    Belgium look a little rocked and have resorted to pumping longballs upfield. It's all to easy for Onopko.

  • 56'

    De Boeck wastes a freekick for Belgium.

  • 55'

    Alenichev is pulling the strings for the Russians. He back heels into the area for Sychev, who is tackled.

  • 54'

    Russia are looking dangerous as Beschastnykh is caught offside.

  • 53'

    ...Wilmots mishits his shot. It falls to Walem, who drives the ball into the side netting.

  • 52'

    Belgium look to regain the lead as Mpenza gets in a cross from the byline.....

  • 51'

    ...the ball falls to Beschastnykh who side foots home. GOAL!!!!!

  • 50'

    Khokhlov finds Sychev in the box. He shoots and the keeper saves......

  • 49'

    Verheyen brings down Onopko.

  • 48'

    Wilmots fires a shot over the bar from the edge of the box.

  • 47'

    Beschastnykh wastes a good opportunity for Russia as they push forward looking for a goal.

  • 46'

    Mbo Mpenza's strong run comes to an end when he is robbed by Viktor Onopko.

  • 46'

    Belgium get the second-half underway. no changes to either side.


    Belgium are 1-0 up and look set for the second round of the World Cup. Russia will need to do better if they want to replace them in the next phase.

  • 45'

    That's the last action of the half as the ref blows his whistle.

  • 44'

    Khokhlov gets down the other end for Russia put hits a poor shot.

  • 43'

    Wilmots pouts a cross in from the left and Verheyen blast his shot over the bar from 6-yards.

  • 41'

    Belgium win a corner. Verheyen gets of a shot but Goor is fouled by Khokhlov.

  • 40'

    Sennikov replaces the injured Nikiforov.

  • 38'

    Nikirov emerges from a tackle clutching his leg. He limps off.

  • 37'

    Verheyn shoots. Vanderhaeghe collects the ball who drives a 20 yard shot straight at the keeper.

  • 36'

    Sychev gets off a 25-yard shot, but doesnt trouble goalkeeper De Vlieger.

  • 35'

    Vanderhaeghe brings down Khokhlov and gets booked.

  • 34'

    Fortunately for Belgium, Wilmots returns to the action.

  • 33'

    Wilmots is carried off clutching his knee after falling awkwardly with Ruslan Nigmatullin.

  • 31'

    Walem takes a Belgium freekick but can only win a corner.

  • 30'

    Belgium to win, with bet365  
    Russia to win, with bet365  

  • 30'

    Russia make achnge as they chase the game. Sychev comes on for Smertin.

  • 29'

    Both sides involved in a midfield battle.

  • 28'

    .....his shot takes a deflection for a corner. Belgium break but Mpenza is caught offside.

  • 27'

    Mpenza fouls Titov and the midfielder will take the freekick from the corner of the area.......

  • 27'

    Verheyen pushes forward again for Belgium and gets off a shot.

  • 26'

    The Russian midfield are getting into the match now, but delivery in the final third still needs improvement.

  • 25'

    Mpenza fouls Karpin. The ref blows for the foul and Russia survive the pressure.

  • 24'

    Mpenza gets of a shot and wins another corner.

  • 23'

    Mpenza gets the ball. He beats his defender but his cross his headed clear at the near post.

  • 22'

    Belgium win a corner.

  • 20'

    ...The Russian striker lays it back to Smertin, who shoots well wide.

  • 19'

    Alenichev goes on a run. He beats three defenders and crosses the ball in the box for Karpin.....

  • 18'

    Solomatin gets on the end of the cross. His strike goes wide.

  • 17'

    Russia win a corner........

  • 16'

    Smertin hits a speculative 25-yard shot - Russia's first of the match.

  • 15'

    Belgium to win, with bet365  
    Russia to win, with bet365  

  • 15'

    A low cross into the area is barely scrambled clear by the Russian defence. Belgium begin to exert their authority on the match.

  • 14'

    Verheyen fouls Nikiforov.

  • 13'

    Russia are struggling at the moment with their slow build up. Belgium are playing at a fast pace.

  • 12'

    Russia are getting stuck in to the tackle. Smertin gets booked for a foul on De Boeck.

  • 11'

    Belgium win a corner. Be Boeck gets in a free-header, but its over the bar.

  • 10'

    The game is being played at a quick pace. Russia have it all to do it htey wnat to stay at the World Cup. Solomatin gets booked.

  • 9'

    Kovtin brings down Peeters. Bart Goor gets a shot in on goal.

  • 8' leaves Nigmatullin stranded. GOAL!!!!!!

  • 7'

    Walem strikes a left footed freekick round the wall.....

  • 6'

    Solomatin Fouls Wilmots.

  • 5'

    The match has started brightly. Both teams are in search of the win, Russia are edging the match.

  • 4'

    Another Russian foul as Smertin sends Wilmots to the ground

  • 3'

    Belgium win the corner, but it's cleared with ease

  • 2'

    There's a foul straight away as Kovtun brings down Mpenza

  • 1'

    Russia, who must only draw to qualify for the next stage, get the game underway

Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Belgium

  • 16(6)

  • -

  • 19

  • 0%


  • Russia

  • 11(5)

  • -

  • 19

Match Stats

  • Belgium
  • Russia
16(6) Shots (on goal) 11(5)
19 Fouls 19
11 Corner kicks 3
1 Offsides 3
0% Time of Possession 0%
1 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
3 Saves 3

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