Belgium's first match at a FIFA World Cup finals since 2002 ended in victory as they recovered from a goal down to defeat Algeria in the opening game of Group H.
Twelve years to the day since a side captained by Marc Wilmots lost to Brazil in the round of 16, the Red Devils coached by the same man fell behind to Sofiane Feghouli's 25th-minute penalty in Belo Horizonte. Belgium were unable to breach a well-organised Algeria defence until beyond the midway point of the second half when Marouane Fellaini headed in. Another substitute, Dries Mertens, sealed the points ten minutes from time.
|1||Courtois (GK)||23||M'Bolhi (GK)|
|12||Mignolet (GK)||1||Si Mohamed (GK)|
|13||Bossut (GK)||16||Zemmamouche (GK)|
|Marc Wilmots (BEL)||Vahid Halilhodžić (FRA)|
|Marco Rodriquez (MEX)|