DUSHANBE, August 24, Asia-Pus — Belgium beat Tajikistan 1-0 thanks to a last-gasp winner from Christian Benteke at Changwon Main Stadium on Thursday August 24.

Fifa.com says that desperate to earn their first points in Group E, the Belgians kept on knocking on Tajikistan''s door. Nill Depauw hit the post with his right-footed drive in the 8th minute, and then the forward saw his powerful shot rattle the crossbar 12 minutes later. Eden Hazard also came close to scoring twice, while Kevin Kis looked dangerous on the left until he was replaced by Jens Dyck on the hour mark.

Our soccer players could do little to turn the game in their favour, and the substitute goalkeeper Farrukh Berdiev was called into action with a series of fine saves in the second half.

Belgium finally took all three points thanks to substitute Christian Benteke.  

In Group E, Tunisia seucred a palce in the Round of 16by beating the united States 3-1 yesterday.