Day Eleven at the World Cup

Belgium-Russia 1-0 :  With only six shots on goal for each side in this game, it wasn''t much to look at. Belgium''s Divack Origi scored to put his team ahead in the 88th minute, on an assist by Eden Hazard.

South Korea-Algeria 2-4 : Islam Slimani scored to put Algeria ahead in the 26th minute, after an uninspiring start to the match.  Rafik Halliche doubled Algeria''s score two minutes later on a header during a corner kick.  Algeria scored it''s third in the first half when South Korea''s defense totally fell asleep and let two Algerians beat their six defenders (five plus the goalie.)  Worst defense of the Cup so far.  Abdelmoumene Djabou scored in the 38th minute, assisted by Slimani as the Koreans stood around watching them.  In the 50th minute, Son Heung-Mi of South Korea tried to get Korea back in the game with a goal on Ki Sung-Yueng''s through ball, but Algeria''s Yacine Brahimi was able to answer with a goal in the 62nd minut to put Algeria back up by three.  Korea''s Koo Ja-Cheol scored to make it a bit closer in the 72nd minute on a short-range shot, but it was too late.

USA-Portugal 2-2 : Portugal went ahead early on with a miss-handled ball in the box by Cameron, pounced on by Nani to go ahead in the 5th minute.   Play went back and forth for a long time, with a number of chances by both teams, until American Jermaine Jones scored in the 64th minute on a long-range shot following a poor clearance on a US corner kick.  Clint Dempsey put the US ahead in the 81st minute on a combination play featuring Jones, DeAndre Yedlin, Graham Zusi and Dempsey.  The US was on the verge of going to the next round in first place when Portugal scored in the closing seconds of stoppage time.  Michael Bradley gave the ball away in the middle, then Silvestre Varela scored with a header on a great cross from Christiano Ronaldo.

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