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Argentina 1-0 Belgium: Fans reaction

06/07/2014 from:SNTV


Reaction from Buenos Aires and Brussels following the Argentina World Cup quarter final win.


Argentine fans celebrated in Buenos Aires following their team's 1 nil victory over Belgiumin the World Cup quarter-finals.

An goal from Gonzalo Higuain proved to be the difference between the two sides, and the result saw Argentina set up a meeting with Holland for a place in the final.

The fans already have half an eye one the world cup final, where they could face rivals Brazil in the Maracana stadium

However the scenes of delirium in Argentina contrasted the downbeat mood in Brussels as the Belgium fans reflected on their teams exit from the tournament

Around 11,000 people attended the public screening in the city centre and one fan reflected the atmosphere -

SOUNDBITE: (French) Theo, Belgium fan:

"Unfortunately, it's over for us. We missed a lot of chances, Argentina had one chance and they scored. We played very defensively, and we were beaten."

They had gone into Saturday's game boasting a 100% record after winning all their group games, and it remains only the second time that Belgium had reached the world cup quarter-finals

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