Jun 17, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte
Belgium
2-1
Algeria
Fellaini (69'), Mertens (79')
Vertonghen (23')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Feghouli (24' pen.)
Bentaleb (34')

Marouane Fellaini: 'Belgium deserved victory'

Fellaini: 'Belgium deserved victory'
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Marouane Fellaini insists that Belgium deserved their late win over Algeria at the World Cup on Tuesday.

Marouane Fellaini has insisted that Belgium deserved their narrow 2-1 victory over Algeria at the World Cup on Tuesday.

Fellaini and Dries Mertens both came off the bench to turn the game around for the Belgians late on after they went behind in the first half through Sofiane Feghouli's penalty.

"In the end, I think we got what we deserved," the midfielder told FIFA.com. "We started very nervously and played badly in the first half, but I think you saw the character of this team in the second half.

"We just needed to stay calm, make the right decisions, and doing that got us this fantastic result.

"I'm really happy, both for myself and for the team. Scoring at a World Cup was a great moment for me and I immediately thought about my family, who always supported me through the years no matter what. Everything they did for me led to that moment."

Belgium are back in action on Sunday when they meet Russia in Rio de Janeiro.

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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