19 Jun 2014

Belgium beat Algeria at World Cup

1:38 pm on 19 June 2014

Two goals in 10 minutes in the second half has given Belgium a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Algeria in their group H football World Cup match.

Algeria had not scored in more than eight hours of World Cup tournament play dating back to 1986, but ended that streak with a Sofiane Feghouli penalty after 25 minutes.

Belgium were rated fifth-favourites to win the World Cup but struggled to make an impact until Marouane Fellaini and then Dries Mertens scored after 70 and 80 minutes.

Russia and South Korea drew 1-1 in the other group match.