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World Cup live blog: July 1

The knockout round continues with Argentina vs. Switzerland at noon, followed by the United States vs. Belgium at 4 p.m.

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USA vs. Belgium: Expect a low score

Click the link the read a preview of this afternoon’s United States-Belgium match, about which The Post’s Rick Maese writes: “Here’s what everyone else should feel pretty sure of: It won’t be a high-scoring affair Tuesday when the Americans hit the pitch, hoping to advance to the World Cup’s quarterfinal round.”

 

 

David Larimer
July 1, 11:17 am
  • David Larimer July 1, 11:17 am

ICYMI: Scores and recaps from Monday

Before we get rolling on today’s games, let’s take a quick look back at yesterday’s action, when France and Germany advanced to a quarterfinal meeting on Friday.

David Larimer
July 1, 11:21 am
  • David Larimer July 1, 11:21 am

Lineups for Argentina vs. Switzerland

David Larimer
July 1, 11:24 am
  • David Larimer July 1, 11:24 am

Nats will screen USA-Belgium game on video board

Heading to the Nats game? You can still get your World Cup fix (though not right at kickoff).

Matt Bonesteel
July 1, 11:25 am
  • Matt Bonesteel July 1, 11:25 am

Colts' Andrew Luck is ready for USA-Belgium

Matt Bonesteel
July 1, 11:28 am
  • Matt Bonesteel July 1, 11:28 am

How much do you know about Belgium? Take our quiz!

(Getty Images)

(Getty Images)

How much do you know about Belgium, other than the fact that its national soccer team is bound for a crushing defeat at the World Cup on Tuesday? Take our quiz about Belgium and find out.

Matt Bonesteel
July 1, 11:35 am
  • Matt Bonesteel July 1, 11:35 am

Hey, the Pope showed up!

(Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

(Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

OK, so Pope Francis (who was born in Argentina) didn’t show up in person, but he’s certainly there in spirit. And visage. And what a seat! He’s right between Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona!

Marissa Payne
July 1, 11:58 am
  • Marissa Payne July 1, 11:58 am

Argentina vs. Switzerland kicks off

Marissa Payne
July 1, 12:01 pm
  • Marissa Payne July 1, 12:01 pm

Switzerland's Shaqiri gets noticed

And not just for his Blue Steel into the camera earlier. He’s looking to lead the Swiss to an upset victory over Lionel Messi’s Argentinian squad.

Marissa Payne
July 1, 12:04 pm
  • Marissa Payne July 1, 12:04 pm

This guy got Messi shaved into his head

(Ashley Landis/Reuters)

(Ashley Landis/Reuters)

(Ashley Landis/Reuters)

(Ashley Landis/Reuters)

(Ashley Landis/Reuters)

(Ashley Landis/Reuters)

(Ashley Landis/Reuters)

(Ashley Landis/Reuters)

(Ashley Landis/Reuters)

(Ashley Landis/Reuters)

This super-fan has barber Rob Ferrel, aka “Rob the Original” of San Antonio to thank for this masterpiece.

Marissa Payne
July 1, 12:11 pm
  • Marissa Payne July 1, 12:11 pm
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