CONSISTENT: The US have qualified for the knockout stage in three of their previous four World Cups and are aiming to reach the Quarter Final for the first time since 2002.
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And Lukaku is dropped to the bench for Origi. Big move but needed to happen. Looks like a 4-2-3-1 for Belgium.
And for Belgium, Kompany is fit after his groin strain while Januzaj will be starting on the bench.
Teams are out and as expected Altidore is not starting up front for the USA. Kyle Beckerman is also out, with Geoff Cameron coming in. Thoughts on that change?
News coming in that Jozy Altidore will not be starting today's match
Beyond all the hype ahead of tonight's match, it's worth considering whether USA actually have a chance tonight. And I for one reckon they do. If you look back at the Group stages, they were unlucky not to beat Portugal. That last minute pinpoint cross from Ronaldo was too good, but Portugal were not. The Germany match, USA exploited the fact they had not natural full backs. Belgium don't either. USA play attacking football, but you feel they need to bag an early goal if they are to keep pace tonight with the Belgians.
I think it's fair to say that the USA fans are a bit excited about tonight. But should they be worried? Manager Jurgen Klinsmann isn't too happy about the choice of referee and had a fair bit to say on it.
Is Samuel L Jackson one of the coolest men alive. Definitely now that he is watching Brazil 2014. If you had Samuel L in your team, what position would he be? Let us know by commenting on the blog. No.10 has his name on it....
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Right then people, we've got 2 hours before USA take to the pitch at the Arena Fonte Nova. Let's get cracking
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