Jul 1, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Belgium
2-1
USAUSA
De Bruyne (93'), Lukaku (105')
Kompany (42')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Green (107')
Cameron (18')

Dries Mertens "surprised" by USA

Belgium's midfielder Dries Mertens (L) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Group H football match against Algeria on June 17, 2014
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Belgium's Dries Mertens concedes that the USA have "surprised" him ahead of their World Cup meeting tomorrow.

Belgium attacker Dries Mertens has admitted that he has been "surprised" by the USA's performances at this summer's World Cup.

The Americans advanced through a group that contained Germany, Portugal and Ghana, which has set up a knockout round clash with the Belgians tomorrow.

When asked about his nation's opponent, Mertens told Sporza: "The US have surprised me. They are a real team and have a united group."

Meanwhile, the 27-year-old has expressed his determination to force his way into the starting lineup for the clash in Salvador.

"Hopefully I have proved that I can contribute, be that from the start or coming on as a substitute," the Napoli player added.

Belgium have won four of their previous five meetings with the USA.

Belgium's midfielder Steven Defour is shown a red card by Australian referee Benjamin Jon Williams during a Group H football match between South Korea and Belgium at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 26, 2014
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