We’re about 45 minutes away from kickoff of Belgium vs. Argentina, the first of two quarterfinal matches today. Click here for a preview of today’s games. Lineups for the first game are below.
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Interesting comparison of the two Argentine greats. Will Messi add to his total today?
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“There was an intention by the Colombia player to actually cause some harm,” Brazilian legend Ronaldo said of the hit that resulted in a fractured vertebra for Brazil’s young star Neymar.
Ezequiel Lavezzi got free down the left side, but his centering pass into the box was cleared away. Messi isn’t the only weapon for Argentina.
After a Belgium giveaway at midfield, Gonzalo Higuain drilled a beautiful volley past Thibault Cortois to give Argentina a 1-0 lead in the 9th minute.
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Belgium faces a rare deficit and the Argentinian fans in the crowd are loving it.
They say Brasilia is in Brazil. Today, it sounds like it’s in Argentina.
— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) July 5, 2014
Gonzalo Higuain’s volley split two Belgium defenders and found the back of the net.