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Wilmots: Belgium-USA is '50-50'
ESPN FC, June 27th, 2014 1:32PM

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Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has said that his team will not underestimate the USA when the two teams meet in the round of 16 on Tuesday. Belgium progressed from Group H with maximum points, but the Red Devils labored to beat the likes of Algeria, Russia and South Korea by a single goal each. Jurgen Klinsmann’s USA, meanwhile, finished second in a group featuring European powerhouses Germany and Portugal and African giant Ghana.

"The USA came out of a very tough group. All the teams that made it to the last 16 deserve to be there,” Wilmots said. “For me, it'll be 50-50, even if people will make us the favorites. The climate will be OK, although it could be a bit humid."

When asked about the criticism his team has received for its narrow wins, Wilmots replied: "To play the best football... what does that mean? In the Brazil-Croatia game, I didn't find that Brazil played great football. What matters is to win and to get through. There are different systems and styles.” He added: “We're at a World Cup, and you pay dearly for the smallest error. We're not here to look at other teams. We showed that we have 23 players and that we could trouble a lot of teams."

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1 comment
  1. Bruce Moorhead
    commented on: June 27, 2014 at 4:10 p.m.
    I wouldn't be surprised if this one goes overtime. I'm concerned abut Divock Origi off the bench! He looks dangerous.


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