• Belgium have progressed from the group stage in six of their last seven appearances at the World Cup.
  • The US have qualified for the knockout stage in three of their previous four World Cups and are aiming to reach the Quarter Final for the first time since 2002.
  • Belgium and USA have met just once before in the World Cup, in what was for both their first World Cup game in 1930. The US ran out 3-0 winners in Montevideo.
  • Belgium have won each of their four games since that clash, keeping a clean sheet on three occasions.
  • In their last meeting in May 2013, the Rode Duivels won 4-2 in Cleveland. Kevin Mirallas and Marouane Fellaini both scored for Belgium, while Clint Dempsey and Geoff Cameron were on the score sheet for the US.
  • Belgium won all three of their group games at a World Cup for the first time. It was also the first time they had won three successive games in the competition.
  • Only Iran (30%) had a lower average possession figure in the group stage than Jurgen Klinsmann's side (39%).
  • The US managed just nine shots on target in their three group games. They are the only side to have qualified without reaching double figures in this regard.
  • The last six Belgian goals at World Cups have come in the closing 20 minutes of games.
  • USA have conceded in each of their last 16 World Cup games against European opposition.
  • Only three players (Lionel Messi, Alexis Sanchez and Angel Di Maria) completed more dribbles than Eden Hazard in the group stage (13).
  • No player made more blocks than Daniel van Buyten in the group stage (5).