Vertonghen gives 10-man Belgium perfect third win
Belgium's defender Jan Vertonghen celebrates with supporters after scoring during a Group H football match between South Korea and Belgium at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 26, 2014 - by Martin Bureau
The Belgians kept the upper hand throughout the game despite losing Porto midfielder Steven Defour, who made no protest over his sending-off just before half-time for a two-footed challenge.
Substitute Divock Origi, who scored the winner against Russia, again made a forceful impact. He powered in the shot from the edge of the penalty area in the 77th minute that Korean goalkeeper Kim Seung-Gyu could not hold, giving Tottenham centre-back Vertonghen a simple shot in.
Belgium finished top of Group H with nine points and now play United States in the round of 16 in Salvador on Tuesday. They go through with Algeria who held on to second place with a 1-1 draw against Russia.
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