Read a preview and watch a live stream of Belgium vs USA in the Last 16 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup from Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador.
Where: Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil
When: 21:00 BST
Watch live: Click here to watch on BBC Sport online!
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Belgium take on USA in today’s Last 16 game at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The Belgians were steadily efficient in the group stage, winning all three of their games – coming from behind to beat Algeria 2-1, scoring late again to edge Russia 1-0, before matching that scoreline against South Korea.
Manager Mark Wilmots, 45, was a player last time Belgium were involved in a World Cup, scoring three times for his country in the 2002 tournament. Twelve years ago, the Red Devils exited the competition at the Last 16 stage, losing 2-0 to eventual winners Brazil.
Wilmots’ main concern ahead of tonight’s game will be injuries to his talismanic defenders – Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany and Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen – who are both doubtful.
He’ll also have to manage without the services of Laurent Ciman and Anthony Vanden Borre, who have both been ruled out, as well as midfielder Steven Defour, who is banned for one game after being sent-off against the Koreans.
The United States have not progressed beyond the second round since 2002 – exiting during the group stage in 2006, and losing in the Last 16 against Ghana four years ago.
However, Jurgen Klinsmann’s side were impressive as they escaped from the so-called ‘Group of Death’, avenging their defeat to Ghana with a 2-1 win over the Africans, before a 2-2 draw with Portugal secured their progress, despite a 1-0 defeat to Germany.
Klinsmann will be boosted by the return of striker Jozy Altidore, who has been declared fit following a hamstring injury sustained in USA’s opening game win against Ghana. Despite his return, the Sunderland striker could have to be content with a place on the bench, with Klinsmann likely to name an unchanged team.
USA’s twelve-year absence from the final eight of the World Cup is surpassed by their opponents, who have not made the quarter-finals since 1986. One of these teams will break that drought tonight, with Argentina or Switzerland awaiting them in the next round.