• Belgium have won one of their last nine World Cup games (3-2 v Russia on 14 June 2002), drawing five and losing three. They have kept one clean sheet in these nine games: v Netherlands in 1998 (0-0).
  • Belgium are unbeaten in their last two World Cup group stages, in 1998 and 2002 (W1 D5).
  • Algeria have failed to score in their last five World Cup games, attempting 71 unsuccessful shots since their last goal on 3 June 1986 against Northern Ireland (1-1, Djamel Zidane with the goal).
  • Belgium are unbeaten in two previous internationals against Algeria, winning one and drawing one (both friendlies).
  • Thibaut Courtois saved 87.1% of shots faced in the European qualifiers, the best ratio among goalkeepers who featured more than five times.
  • Eight of Belgium's last 14 goals at the World Cup have come from set-pieces (5 from a corner kick, 2 from a direct free-kick, 1 from an indirect free-kick).
  • Only Spain (3) conceded fewer goals than Belgium (4) in the 2014 European World Cup qualifiers.
  • The Red Devils are unbeaten in two previous World Cup games against sides from Africa, winning one and drawing one.