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UPDATE: Belgium Edges U.S.

By: Abbie Schrader, The Associated Press Email
By: Abbie Schrader, The Associated Press Email
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(AP) - Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne scored in extra time Tuesday to give Belgium a 2-1 win over the United States and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

De Bruyne gave an attacking Belgium the lead in the 93rd minute, finally getting a shot past U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard. Lukaku made it 2-0 in the 105th.

Julian Green then pulled one back for the Americans in the 107th minute, but the Americans couldn't muster another to send the match to a penalty shootout.

The game was briefly delayed when a man ran onto the field in the 16th minute and had to be escorted off.

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UPDATE 7/1/2014 4:45 PM

Argentina awaits as the U.S. enters the knock out stage in the World Cup.

A win Tuesday against Belgium and the U.S. advances to the quarter finals.

Fans across the country are watching that match with Belgium, which kicked off Tuesday afternoon.

The last and only time the United States won a round 16 match was back in 2002.

Unlike group play there will be a winner in this game that moves on.

But if there is a tie after 90 minutes there will be a 30 minute overtime and then penalty kicks until the tie is broken.

The last time the United States played Belgium was back in 1930, and that's the only time the two teams have faced each other.

1930 was also both teams first appearance in the World Cup.


Monday night the United States made its first appearance in this year's World Cup, taking on Ghana, and the Mid-Ohio Valley was out showing its support.

Buffalo Wild Wings in Parkersburg was packed with Team USA fans ready to cheer on their team.

Members of the Parkersburg Catholic soccer teams and South's girls team were also there for the game.

Fans say they've been looking forward to this year's World Cup for a long time.

After all, it comes around every four years.

"We come out because USA looks like they have a really good chance this year. We just have a lot of patriotism and we want to support the U.S.," says Josh Frame.

"Huge American fan, always watch the Olympics, World Cup, everything that we can. Always try to get out there and support the country and anything we do," says Kyle Scott.

The restaurant burst into cheers and celebrations as soon as the United States scored their first goal.


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