RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (SportingAlert) — Divock Origi came off the bench to score the only goal for Belgium in their 1-0 win over Russia in their FIFA World Cup Group H fixture on Sunday.
Origi had replaced forward Romelu Lukaku in the 57th minute before scoring the winning goal in the 88th minute, becoming the third successive substitute to score at this 2014 World Cup for Belgium.
With his goal, the exciting 19-year-old “became the first teenager to score at a World Cup since Lionel Messi” scored for Argentina in 2006 when he was 18-year-old.
The win saw Belgium moving to six points and qualified for the last 16 with one game to come.
Earlier captain Vincent Kompany and Eden Hazard both passed fitness test to start for Belgium, but Thomas Vermaelen was unable to last more than 31 minutes after he was forced off the pitch because of an injury.
Russia, who tied 1-1 with South Korea in their opening game, remains on one point.
Standings P W D L F A Pts
Belgium 2 2 0 0 3 1 6 – qualified
South Korea 1 0 1 0 1 1 1
Russia 2 0 1 1 1 2 1
Algeria 1 0 0 1 1 2 0