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')

Belgium's Thomas Vermaelen ruled out of USA last-16 World Cup clash

Arsenal's Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen attends a team training session for the forthcoming UEFA Champions League Group F football match against SSC Napoli at Arsenal's London Colney training ground in north London on September 30, 2013
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Thomas Vermaelen is ruled out of Belgium's last-16 clash against the USA at the World Cup in Brazil due to a hamstring strain.

Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen will play no part in tonight's last-16 clash against the USA at the World Cup due to injury.

The Arsenal player has failed to recover from a hamstring strain that he picked up during Belgium's 1-0 win over Russia in Group H.

Coach Marc Wilmots told reporters: "For Thomas the game against the USA is just too early. When we reach the quarter-finals, the chances are very good that he gets fit by then. Within two to three days, he can resume group training sessions in principle."

Meanwhile, Vincent Kompany remains a doubt for the encounter in Salvador due to abdominal and groin pain.

Belgium's midfielder Marouane Fellaini celebrates after scoring during a Group H football match between Belgium and Algeria on June 17, 2014
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