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Belgium supersub Origi sinks Russia
Teenaged substitute Divock Origi slammed a last gasp goal Sunday to secure Belgium a 1-0 victory over Russia and a place in the World Cup's last 16.
The win was a new step in Belgium's emergence as a European power, 12 years after their last appearance at the World Cup finals. Russia, who are to host the 2018 finals, have a growing qualification mountain in front of them.
The 19-year-old Origi who plays with Lille in France came on for Romelu Lukaku as the frustrating Group H game seemed destined to end in stalemate until the 88th minute goal.
The win left Belgium as clear Group H leaders with a maximum six points from two games after their 2-1 win over Algeria.