Matthew Lewis

South Korea vs. Belgium, 2014 World Cup: Live coverage and score updates

Despite going down to 10 men in the first half, Belgium still won the game, and Group H, thanks to a goal from Jan Vertonghen.

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Jan Vertonghen gives Belgium the lead

Jan Vertonghen is one of the few Belgian starters from round one that hasn't been rested for their match against South Korea, so naturally he's scored the goal that should seal the Red Devils' 100 percent record in Group H:

Kim Seung-Gyu, who isn't South Korea's regular keeper, couldn't handle a stinging drive from Divock Origi, spilling to Vertonghen, and the Tottenham Hotspurs defender, perhaps in an offside position, slotted past the prone goalkeeper to make it 1-0 Belgium. That should guarantee top spot in the group -- and a Round of 16 matchup against the United States.

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The Devil loves this Belgium game

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BRING US THE HEAD OF ...

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BECAUSE WE'RE THE DEVILSSSSSSS

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Defour dismissed, Belgium down to 10

Well this makes things interesting: Belgium are down to ten men against South Korea after Steven Defour's ridiculous foul against Kim Shin-Wook.

Referee Ben Williams had little choice after seeing the foul -- it's pretty horrendous, studs up into the shins, and Defour will be banned for at least one match for violent conduct.

With the match still in the balance at 0-0 and the Red Devils both playing backups and down a man, South Korea now have every chance of getting something from this match; if so (and if Algeria can get win against Russia, which currently looks difficult), we might not see Belgium top Group H after all.

No matter what, however, this is unlikely to impact Belgium's lineup in the next round: Defour is not a regular starter and was only on the pitch thanks to Marc Wilmots rotating his squad.

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Mertens has one of the misses of the World Cup

Is this the miss of the tournament? If not, it's close:

That's Napoli and Belgium winger Dries Mertens missing a free shot from about nine yards out. The issue isn't merely that he missed -- he should be scoring from there, mind -- the real art comes from the fact that he missed by quite so much: screwing that shot 10 yards over the crossbar is much harder than putting it into the net.

So well done, Mr. Mertens. It remains 0-0 in South Korea vs. Belgium.

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Belgium vs. South Korea: Lineups

Belgium are in the Round of 16 and look to claim the top spot in Group H against South Korea. Here's how the two teams will line up.

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How to watch South Korea vs. Belgium online

With Group H still very much up in the air, you're going to want to keep an eye on both games. Here's how to watch online.

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