Vincent Kompany and his diminutive teammate Dries Mertens leave the pitch after Belgium defeated the USA 2-1 in extra time to advance to the quarter-finals. Photo: AP Vincent Kompany and his diminutive teammate Dries Mertens leave the pitch after Belgium defeated the USA 2-1 in extra time to advance to the quarter-finals. Photo: AP
Vincent Kompany and his diminutive teammate Dries Mertens leave the pitch after Belgium defeated the USA 2-1 in extra time to advance to the quarter-finals. Photo: AP

Argentina v Belgium: Golden generation basking in glory of world stage

12 years ago, Belgium's current crop of stars were a gaggle of schoolboys on the cusp of stardom

Topic |   Fifa World Cup 2014
Vincent Kompany and his diminutive teammate Dries Mertens leave the pitch after Belgium defeated the USA 2-1 in extra time to advance to the quarter-finals. Photo: AP Vincent Kompany and his diminutive teammate Dries Mertens leave the pitch after Belgium defeated the USA 2-1 in extra time to advance to the quarter-finals. Photo: AP
Vincent Kompany and his diminutive teammate Dries Mertens leave the pitch after Belgium defeated the USA 2-1 in extra time to advance to the quarter-finals. Photo: AP
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