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

Preview: Belgium vs. USA

Sports Mole previews Belgium's showdown with the USA in the last 16 of the World Cup.

Belgium take on the USA in the last 16 of the World Cup having progressed from Group H with a 100% record.

Marc Wilmots's side defeated Algeria, Russia and South Korea to top their group, and have a good track record against the Americans.

The Belgians have defeated the USA four times in their last five meetings, their most recent victory being a 4-2 success in a friendly match last May.

Jurgen Klinsmann's side did well to navigate a tough Group G, beating Portugal to second place on goal difference with one win, one loss and one draw.

Klinsmann, who has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game, has confirmed that Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore could feature in some capacity as he continues to regain match fitness.

Belgium could be facing a defensive crisis ahead of the match, with Anthony Vanden Borre missing out with a broken ankle and question marks over the fitness of Vincent Kompany.

The list of absentees could pave the way for Toby Alderweireld to make the starting XI.

Recent form

Belgium: WDWWWW


Possible starting lineups

Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Kompany, Vertonghen; Witsel, Fellaini, De Bruyne; Mertens, Mirallas, Origi

USA: Howard; Johnson, Cameron, Besler, Beasley; Beckerman, Jones; Bedoya, Bradley, Zusi; Dempsey

Sports Mole says: 2-1

Check out what the Sports Mole sofa had to say about this encounter below:

Anthony Vanden Borre of Belgium is helped off the pitch during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match against South Korea on June 28, 2014
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