Belgium’s coach Marc Wilmots consoles  Toby Alderweireld  after defeat to Argentina in Brasilia.  Photograph: Dylan Martinez / Reuters

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots labelled Argentina as “ordinary” and criticised their spoiling tactics after his side went out of the World Cup after a 1-0(...)

Gonzalo Higuain of Argentina (second right) celebrates scoring against Belgium  with Angel di Maria (left), Lionel Messi (second left) and Lucas Biglia  at Estadio Nacional   in Brasilia. Photograph:  Matthias Hangst / Getty Images

Argentina 1 Belgium 0Argentina made the semi-finals of the World Cup this afternoon thanks to a 1-0 win over Belgium in Brasilia. Gonzalo Higuain’s ei(...)

Romelu Lukaku may have heralded a return to form with his extra-time goal against the United States in the Round of 16 game. Photograph:   Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

Brasilia’s famed sense of order is likely to be swept away today as Argentina’s vast army of supporters descend on the capital. About 100,000 of them(...)

USA’s DeAndre Yedlin gives chase as Belgium’s Eden Hazard closes in on goal during their last-16 game. His coach, Marc Wilmots, will be looking for some inspiration from the Chelsea midfielder.

The football talk in Brazil this week has been all about emotion, and how the gladiators of the national team are struggling to control theirs. You ca(...)

Tim Howard reacts after Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne scored the opening goal in Salvador.

Beaten but unbowed, the USA exited the World Cup after losing to Belgium last night, their disappointment to be going home offset by optimism for the(...)

United States players react after Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne (not pictured) scored his side’s first goal in extra-time of the World Cup Round of 16 at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Belgium 2 USA 1 (after extra-time, 0-0 after 90 mins)Another dramatic night ended in extra-time with goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku giving(...)

Belgium’s Divock Origi is congratulated by teammates Daniel Van Buyten and Axel Witsel after scoring a goal against Russia at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Yves Herman/Reuters

After a 12-year absence from the tournament, two wins and early qualification for the knockout stages of the World Cup should have meant Belgium goin(...)

Belgium’s Divock Origi  shoots to score a late winner in the  World Cup Group H soccer match against Russia at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Belgium 0 Russia 0 If there was one man you could guarantee would stand aloof from the general joie de vivre of this World Cup, it was Fabio Capello. (...)

Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic feels the strain  during the World Cup Group H match against  Belgium at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte. Photograph: Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

Inexperienced Algeria were exposed by a much fitter Belgium side and ran out of gas in falling to a 2-1 World Cup defeat against the Group H favourit(...)

Belgium’s  Marouane Fellaini heads past  Algeria goalkeeper  Rais M’Bolhi  during the  Group H game  at Estadio Mineirao  in Belo Horizonte. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Belgium 2 Algeria 1Marouane Fellaini has endured the most miserable of seasons at Old Trafford but he helped break the hearts of a resolute Algeria si(...)