U.S. knocked-out of World Cup in match against Belgium

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U.S. knocked-out of World Cup in match against Belgium U.S. supporters cheer for their team ahead of the Round of 16 football match between Belgium and USA (AFP)

It was a nice run, but the U.S. football team met their match in Belgium, losing their first game of the knock-out stage. Belgium beat the U.S. team, with a final score of 2-1.

Belgium scored the first goal 3 minutes in extra time, with footballer Kevin De Bruyne making the goal. While American player Julian Green did score a goal for the U.S. team, it proved insufficient to win the match.

Belgian footballer Lukaku scored the team’s second goal, insuring the Belgium win.

U.S. knocked out of World Cup in match against Belgium

Fans react to USA team loss at end of Round of 16 football match against Belgium (AFP)

Even so, the goalkeeper for the U.S. team, Tim Howard, recorded an astounding 16 saves against the Belgium team.

While the U.S. team is done in this year’s FIFA World Cup, Belgium moves on in the quarter-finals. Belgium will be playing Argentina on Saturday, July 5th.