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Fellaini on target in Belgium win

by | 07/06/2013

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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James Elworthy
101 Posted 07/06/2013 at 22:01:00
Belgium are worth a punt on for the next World Cup as they have a very talented team.
David Greenwood
102 Posted 07/06/2013 at 22:03:26
Very good each way bet James.

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.

Alan Smith
108 Posted 07/06/2013 at 22:20:24
Remember Columbia in 94? Or England before 2006?

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.

David Greenwood
110 Posted 07/06/2013 at 22:31:30
Just being there looks like it might be beyond Woy, never mind the quarter finals...
James Elworthy
112 Posted 07/06/2013 at 22:35:08
Yes even getting there is no certainty
Hopefully now we are wearing German replica shirts we will do well in the penalty shoot out
Patrick Murphy
136 Posted 08/06/2013 at 00:25:24
En-ger-land should make Brazil after today's results Poland drawing and Montenegro losing to Ukraine, puts them in a good position. But Belgium should be a good bet for the Semi's although they'll probably end up in a Group of Death scenario. The Belgium situation might help us to keep the big fella for another year although going to Man U wouldn't be too much of a disruption to his routine and he's already moved to the area earlier this year.
Peter Thistle
158 Posted 08/06/2013 at 04:17:46
Naismith was as bad for Scotland as he is for us. Every pass he tried was over hit or went out of play. No idea how he made it as a professional footballer.
Mark Knight
171 Posted 08/06/2013 at 08:30:49
Agree, Peter, Naismith woeful..
Ross Edwards
307 Posted 08/06/2013 at 20:30:03
Ross' top tip: Belgium to win the World Cup.
18/1 on Paddy Power. Might stick a tenner on it.
Ross Edwards
377 Posted 08/06/2013 at 22:45:28
Peter Thistle, this may be a complete coincidence, but when Naismith made his Scotland debut, they were 14th in the world, now 3 years later they are 78th!

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