Getting to Know Belgium, USA's Next World Cup Opponent

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Getting to Know Belgium, USA's Next World Cup Opponent
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On Tuesday, USA will face Belgium in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Brazil. 

Ahead of the tournament, various critics tipped the Red Devils as one of the dark horses to win it all. And indeed, they finished top of their group, collecting nine points in three games. 

But it wasn't easy for the Belgians. Against Algeria, they had to come from behind to secure the victory, and against Russia and South Korea, the goals didn't come until late in the second half. 

While they managed to qualify for the knockout stage with apparent ease, some critics have pointed out Belgium haven't performed as well as they should have. 

With all this in mind, we take a look at what USA will be facing in their quarter-final match. Who, exactly, are Belgium? Who is their star player? What makes their team tick?

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