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')

Marc Wilmots: 'Belgium deserved victory against the USA'

Head coach Marc Wilmots of Belgium jumps for joy after defeating Russia 1-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on June 22, 2014
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Belgium manager Marc Wilmots says that his side deserved to win their World Cup last-16 match against the USA.

Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has said that his side deserved to win their World Cup last-16 match against the USA.

The Red Devils dominated for large spells but it took them until extra time to make the breakthrough as they went on to claim a 2-1 victory.

As well as praising his team for their display, Wilmots was delighted with the impact made by Romelu Lukaku, who set up Kevin de Bruyne for the opening goal, before scoring the decisive second soon after.

"We had a lot of opportunities, and we dominated the game, and in the end it was well deserved even if it was scary with the US goal," BBC Sport quotes him as saying.

"Lukaku had been much criticised, and I told him, 'do not worry - the second round might be your day', and that's what happened.

"Tom Howard had a fantastic match but we need to forget about this match and focus on Argentina. There shouldn't be any more worries from the media about us not playing football."

Belgium face Argentina in the quarter-finals of the tournament on Saturday.

Belgium's forward Romelu Lukaku (2L) celebrates with teammates after scoring against USA on July 1, 2014
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