The Belgian squad finished in first place in Group H Group Stage, leaving less to Algeria, Russia and South Korea, nine points after three wins product of the three games of the first phase, also achieving four goals yy getting one against. Belgian debut with 2-1 win over Algeria, with goals from Dries Mertens and Marounane Fellaini. Then on the second date he faced Russia, who won by the minimum difference with the only goal of Divock Origi. Finally in closing group beat South Korea 1-0, with goals from Jan Vertonghen.
The Argentine combined also finished in first place of Group F Group Stage with nine points from three wins product in the first phase, also achieving six goals for harvest and score three goals against. In the first match of the tournament to beat Bosnia 2-1 with a goal from Messi and Kolasinac own goal, then beat by the minimum difference with the only goal of Messi Iran finally won 3-2 over Nigeria in closing industry with a goal by Red Messi double you.
Argentina and Belgium have met three times in history, with balance in favor of two victories for the European team and a win for the South Americans. Both teams have met in two World Cups and a duel nature friendly. As regards the commitments by the World Cup, the first World Cup match Argentina lost 0-1 in match group stage match on 13 June 1982 at the World Spain; while the second World Cup match Belgium lost 0-2 in the match played on 25 June in the semifinal of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico in both the friendly match in Brussels on September 5, 1984 Argentina won 2-0.