Marouane Fellaini scored what proved to be the winner for Belgium as they moved three points clear in World Cup qualifying Group A with a 2-1 victory over Serbia.
Both the midfielder and his Everton teammate Kevin Mirallas started for the Red Devils and after Kevin de Bruyn had given the home side the lead, Fellaini doubled the advantage with a goal on the hour mark.
The Blues' duo were later substituted and though Aleksander Kolorov pulled one back late on for the Serbs, Belgium held on to retain a commanding position in their bid to qualify for Brazil next year.
Elsewhere, Seamus Coleman served up another assist for the Republic of Ireland as they beat the Faroe Islands 3-0 on the back of a Robbie Keane hat-trick.
And Steven Naismith featured for Scotland as they beat Croatia – minus Nikica Jelavic who was omitted by coach Igor Stimac – 1-0 in Zagreb.
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101 Posted 07/06/2013 at 22:01:00
102 Posted 07/06/2013 at 22:03:26
No way Fifa will allow anyone other than Spain/Germany/Brazil or Argentina to win it, but they won't all make the semis.
Would love to see the look on Pele's face as he hands the trophy over to Messi, what a picture that would be.
108 Posted 07/06/2013 at 22:20:24
Although Belgium look a lot more stable, and don't have the selfish, big ego chokers England have.
Ill support them once we go out on pens, probably against them, in the QF.
110 Posted 07/06/2013 at 22:31:30
112 Posted 07/06/2013 at 22:35:08
Hopefully now we are wearing German replica shirts we will do well in the penalty shoot out
136 Posted 08/06/2013 at 00:25:24
158 Posted 08/06/2013 at 04:17:46
171 Posted 08/06/2013 at 08:30:49
307 Posted 08/06/2013 at 20:30:03
18/1 on Paddy Power. Might stick a tenner on it.
377 Posted 08/06/2013 at 22:45:28
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