Belgium (1-0) Russia

Belgium vs. Russia: Another Memorable Match 28 Years Later? (UPDATE: Belgium Wins Again)


Belgium vs. the USSR.

UPDATE: Just as they did 28 years ago, Belgium comes away with a victory, but without any extra time. The Belgians beat Russia 1-0, and secured themselves a spot in the Round 0f 16.

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One of the most memorable World Cup matches was in 1986, when Belgium and the Soviet Union played to a 2-2 tie at the end of regulation, before a flurry of goals gave Belgium a 4-3 win in extra time. This year, Belgium and Russia play in their second group matches. With the history between their teams, this is likely to be a competitive match. Play starts at 12 PM ET (4 PM UTC).

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