10 interesting stats ahead of Belgium vs USA

0 – Romelu Lukaku has failed to get a single shot on target in 115 minutes of World Cup action.

1 – Belgium conceded the joint-fewest goals in the group stage, along with Costa Rica and Mexico (1 each). This was a penalty in the first half of their first game against Algeria.

3 – Three CONCACAF nations reached the second round for the first time in World Cup history. Costa Rica, Mexico and USA all qualified whilst Honduras were the only ones to fall at the group stage.

5 – This second round match sees the biggest points difference between from the group stage in any of the ties – Belgium (9), USA (4).

6 – Belgium have reached the knock-out rounds in six of the last seven World Cups they have qualified for.

9 – USA fired the fewest shots on target in the group stage amongst the 16 teams that reached the second round.

24′ – Despite winning all three of their group games, Belgium have only led for 24 minutes in this competition.

38 – USA’s Michael Bradley covered the most distance of any player in the group stage (38km).

70′ – Marouane Fellaini’s 70th minute equaliser versus Algeria is the earliest goal Belgium have scored in this World Cup so far.

75% – Three of Belgium’s four goals in the group stage were scored by substitutes.

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