Updated: 06/27/2014 05:59 | By Agence France-Presse

Vertonghen gives 10-man Belgium perfect third win

Jan Vertonghen's late goal gave 10-man Belgium a 1-0 victory over South Korea and a 100 percent record in World Cup Group H.


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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