Jun 7, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; A FIFA World Cup ball rests on the field during the friendly between Spain and El Salvador at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Belgium moves to top of Group H table

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It looked like Group H was going to get off to a shocking start at the 2014 World Cup when Algeria took an early lead thanks to a penalty kick against Belgium. The Red Devils were many people’s dark horse team to win the tournament and a clear favorite in the group.

Belgium continued to fight back with their line up that includes world class talent all over the field. It took till the 70th minute for the Belgians to break through thanks to a Marouane Fellaini header off a cross from Kevin De Bruyne. In the 80th minute they were finally able to grab the lead thanks to a remarkable Dries Mertens strike.

They held on in the final 10 minutes to win the game and get three points. That moves them to the top of the table, though Russia and South Korea won’t play till later on Wednesday. That game will impact the table and every team in the group will have one game under their belts at that point.

By the end of Wednesday we’ll have a better look at who are the favorites to contend for the two spots to advance to the round of 16, and Belgium looks like they’re still the favorites to win the group.

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Team
PTS
GD
P
W
D
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F
A
1Belgium*93330041
2Algeria*41311165
3Russia^2-1302123
4South Korea^1-3301236
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