WORLD CUP LIVE: Belgium 1 Russia 0
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Hazard weaves his way through Russia again, lays it off to Mirallas whose shot is saved by Akinfeev.
More brilliant work from Hazard on the left, cuts a cross back for substitute Origi. Easy finish.
Goal for Belgium!
Hazard spins in the box to make himself some space. Shot deflected wide.
Mirallas hits the base of the post with a low free kick. Nearly grabbed all three points.
Eshchenko wakes me from my slumber with a low shot that whistles past the post. Close as anyone has got in this second half.
RT @fmuamba: #BEL the so called "golden generation" are finding it very difficult to break #RUS down #WorldCup2014— @eaycpsf 22 June 2014
RT @Kevin__Davies: This Belgium v Russia game is painful!! Not seen much of Belgium but heard this is their Golden Generation!!?— @SocialDows 22 June 2014
Rumour has it that Christ the Redeemer has turned round so it doesn't need to watch the game.
Desperately poor game so far. Both teams suffering in the heat.
Kokorin unmarked and gets on the end of Kerzakov's cross. Heads wide - should have scored.
Corner cleared to the edge of the box. Faizulin volleys just over the bar.
Mertens gets round his full-back again but Akinfeev pushes away his cross. Maybe made the wrong choice not to pull the ball back towards the penalty spot.
Belgium just far too quick for the Russians at the monent. They need to get more bodies in the penalty box, though.
Mertens drifts a shot across the face of goal. Belgium looking good.
Great from by De Bruyne - finds Mertens on the right. He should have shot, electing to cross.
Courtois forced into his first save of the day as Faizulin hits a shot from the edge of the box.
You have got to wonder how Igor Akinfeev will fare today after that howler against the USA. Big test for him.
Few technical difficulties at the start of the blog. We haven't missed much.
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