The U.S. aren’t expected to survive the Round of 16 matchup against Belgium. Then again, they weren’t really supposed to advance past group play either. So, can they pull off an upset? I believe that we will … need to look this over before making a final decision.
Tale of the tape
World Cup Tale of the Tape: USA vs. Belgium
|9||World Cup Appearances||11|
|2nd with a record of 1-1-1. Finished with 4 points in Group G, also known as 'The Group of Death.'||Group Finish||1st with an unblemished record of 3-0-0. Finished with 9 points in Group H.|
|With Jozy Altidore sidelined with injury, the onus of success falls on Clint Dempsey in attack. Despite sustaining a broken nose, Dempsey led the U.S. with 2 goals in group play.||Key Player(s)||It's tough to name just one player as Belgium's roster is a virtual who's who of European all-stars. So, we'll call it a tie and go with attackers Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne.|
|3rd in 1930||Best World Cup Finish||4th in 1986|
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