Belgium 4, Costa Rica 1

Updated: Jun 13, 2018

Short story: You'd better be awfully good at defending wicked crosses if you're going to keep Belgium out of the net. De Bruyne hits that outswinging cross as if it has eyes, and Lukaku (if he does a better job staying onside) impossible to move; I sense he is the strongest man in the competition. On corners, they send an armada. Mertens and Hazard offer the capacity to dice from any angle. Costa Rica ain't chopped liver; Bryan Ruiz can still change a game with a touch (and look like he's waiting for a phone call--good to see him still gliding around out there).

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