After playing to a 0-0 tie in regulation and extra time, Argentina defeated the Netherlands in a penalty-kick shootout on Wednesday in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup. Argentina will face Germany in the final on Sunday.
The U.S. Men's National Team nearly pulled off the most dramatic of late comebacks, but Belgium held off the vigorous late efforts to earn a 2-1 victory against the USA in the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup at Arena Fonte Nova.
The U.S. advanced to the Round of 16 in consecutive FIFA World Cups for the first time in its history and will play Belgium on Tuesday, July 1, at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, for a spot in the quarterfinals.
Just about four hours after earning passage to the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. Men's National Team learned its opponent for the knockout round game and it will be Group H winner Belgium.
Luis Suarez will have plenty of time to ponder his tendency to bite opposition players after the Uruguayan striker was banned for nine international matches and suspended for four months from any football activity by FIFA.
After a dramatic 2-1 victory against Ghana to open the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. Men's National Team will continue Group G play against Portugal on Sunday, June 22, at Arena Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil.