Cardiff City Stadium - Cardiff 07/09/2012 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group A

Wales - Belgium
0-2
 

Wales - Belgium 0-2 - 07/09/2012 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Belgium see off ten-man Wales

Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 22.00CET
Belgium see off ten-man Wales
Belgium captain Vincent Kompany heads in a Dries Mertens corner ©Getty Images

Belgium got off to the perfect start in Group A, earning a 2-0 victory over Wales, who played with ten men for more than an hour.

After a bright start, James Collins' 26th-minute red card put Chris Coleman's side on the back foot, and Vincent Kompany headed Belgium in front 15 minutes later. Jan Vertonghen fired in a free-kick seven minutes from time to round off the scoring.

Lineups

Wales

Wales

Belgium

Belgium

1Myhill (GK)1Courtois (GK)
2Gunter2Gillet
79
3Matthews3Vermaelen
4Blake4Kompany (C)
41
5Collins
26
5Vertonghen
83
89
6A. Williams
83
6Witsel
7Edwards
80
7Dembélé
64
8Church
72
8Fellaini
9Morison
72
9Mirallas
46
10Ramsey (C)10E. Hazard
11Bale11Mertens

Substitutes

12Brown (GK)12Mignolet (GK)
21Price (GK)21Gillet (GK)
13Davies13Ciman
14Ricketts14De Bruyne
64
15Richards15Alderweireld
16Vaughan16Van Buyten
17King
80
17De Camargo
18Earnshaw18Defour
19Vokes
72
85
19Lombaerts
20J. Williams20Lukaku
46
22Robson-Kanu
72
22Simons
23Benteke

Coaches

Chris Coleman (WAL) Marc Wilmots (BEL)

Referee

Stefan Johannesson (SWE)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 10:35 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Wales
Belgium

0

Goals scored

2

4

Total attempts

23

1

Attempts on target

6

1

off target

10

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

13

0

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

2

1

Red Cards

0

5

Fouls committed

9

9

Fouls suffered

5

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    89
    Vertonghen (Belgium) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Yellow Card
    85
    Vokes (Wales) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Goal
    83
    Vertonghen (Belgium) scores!
  • Yellow Card
    83
    A. Williams (Wales) is cautioned by the referee.

See also

  • Wales

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Serbia, 11 September 2012, 6-1
  • Belgium

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Croatia, 11 September 2012, 1-1
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