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                                                                     Group H

  GD  Pts
 Belgium 3 3 0 0 4 1 3 9
 Algeria 3 1 1 1 6 5 1 4
 Russia 3 0 1 1 2 3 -1 2
 South Korea 3 0 1 2 3 6 -3 1

 

 Date  Match  Match Report
17 June 2014

Belgium 2-1 Algeria

Belgium's midfielder Marouane Fellaini celebrates after scoring during a Group H football match against Algeria at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014.

Belgium beat Algeria in the first Group H game.

Algeria took the lead with a penalty. Feghouli scored after he was fouled by Vertonghen.

Manchester United player Fellaini equalised with a header in the second half.

Mertens completed the comeback with the winner after a fast counter attack.

Vocabulary

equalised - made the scores the same. 

a comeback - come from losing to win.

counter attack - go quickly from your end of the ground to the other.

17 June 2014

Russia 1-1 South Korea

Russia's forward Alexander Kerzhakov )centre) reacts after scoring past South Korea's goalkeeper Jung Sung-Ryong during the Group H football match against South Korea in Cuiaba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014.

Russia came from behind to draw with South Korea.

South Korea went ahead after 68 minutes with a long-range shot from Lee Keun-ho. The ball went through the goalkeeper's hands.

Six minutes later, Kerzhakov scored after the goal keeper saved a shot from Dzagoev.

Russia finished the game stronger but South Korea defended well.

Vocabulary

came from behind - They were losing.

long-range shot - a shot from a long way out.

defended - stopped the other team scoring.

22 June 2014 Belgium 1-0 Russia

Belgium are in the lat 16 after they beat Russia one-nil.

Kokorin missed a chance in the first half for Russia and Mirallas hit the post for Belgium.

Two minutes from the end, Origi scored to make a dramatic end to the game.

Vocabulary

dramatic - exciting

22 June 2014 Algeria 4-2 South Korea

Algeria beat South Korea in a six goal thriller.

Slimani scored first for Algeria then Halliche made it two with a header.

Djabu then scored a third for Algeria.

Song Heung-min pulled one back for South Korea then Brahimi made it four for Algeria.

Koo Ja-cheol scored a second for South Korea but Algeria held on to win.

Vocabulary

thriller - exciting game

pulled one back - scored a goal when they were losing.

held on - didn't let South Korea score

26 June 2014 S. Korea 0-1 Belgium

Belgium had a player sent off but still won to head Group H.

South Korea needed to win so they had to attack but they got few chances.

Vertonghen scored the winner after 77 minutes.

Belgium play USA in the last 16.

Vocabulary

Head - are top of…

26 June 2014 Algeria 1-1 Russia

Russia took the lead with a header from Kombarov but Algeria got an equaliser in the second half.

Algeria hung on to secure a place in the last 16 where they will play Germany. 

Vocabulary

hung on - stopped the other side scoring.

secure - made safe

12 June