vs. vs. fans celebrate after their team qualified for the round of 16 while gathered to watch the game on a big screen at Hermosa Beach, Calif. last week. (FREDERIC J. soccer fans will be chanting ‘U! S! A! . U! S! A!’ or ‘I believe that we will win!’ during Tuesday’s match against Belgium. (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS)
BY Nicole Lyn Pesce
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Monday, June 30, 2014, 8:10 PM
This World Cup match is gonna be a knockout.
Team Belgium may be unbeaten in this year’s tournament, but Team USA trounced them in the inaugural 1930 World Cup, so history could be on our side. Plus, forward Jozy Altidore is back on the field after missing the last few matches with a pulled hamstring.
Need to get up to speed? From the hottest players to celebrity supporters, here’s how the two teams stack up. Also, Waffle House is trying to call a boycott on Belgian waffles.
Belgium: Star center back Vincent Kompany is struggling with a groin injury, and striker Romelu Lukaku was benched by coach Marc Wilmots during their last match, against Korea, for putting “too much pressure on himself.” His role in Tuesday’s game remains uncertain.
Team USA can advance to the quarterfinals with a win over Belgium. (NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images) Team Belgium has been undefeated so far in the 2014 World Cup. (Clive Rose/Getty Images) Belgium fans will be decked in red, black and yellow while cheering for their team on Tuesday. (Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)
Belgium: French, Flemish, German
Marouane Fellaini of Belgium sports one of the World Cup’s most glorious heads of hair. midfielder Graham Zusi has footwork and a silky man bun that have been stealing the show. (RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images) A Belgian supporter reacts before the start of Belgium’s match against Algeria on June 17. (Hassan Ammar/AP) From masks to wigs to horns, soccer fans have displayed all sorts of get ups to show support for their team. fan poses before the start of Team USA’s match against Germany last week. fans arrive for their team’s match against Germany. (Diego Nigro/EPA)