The excitement was palpable ahead of Belgium’s Group H encounter with Russia. The stage was set for Belgium, fresh from their late heroics against Algeria, to unleash their attacking firepower on their fellow Europeans.
But what followed was a dreary episode, one only enlivened in the final 10 minutes when Belgium belatedly imposed themselves on the clash to snatch a 1-0 win.
Needless to say that many people on Twitter were not impressed.
Belgium and Russia must be competing for the most boring match in World Cup History
I want Russia to win by the way. At least they are actually trying to do something. Belgium as a team, are as boring as a party in morgue.
— Gari Clark (@GariClark) June 22, 2014
Some fans were left contemplating some pretty drastic measures.
This Belgium vs Russia game is so boring that it has me contemplating switching channels to watch 'catchphrase: celebrity special' instead.
— AnfieldKick (@AnfieldKick) June 22, 2014
While others were hoping for a return of the officiating which blighted the beginning of the tournament.
Fortunately, the neutrals were rewarded with a fine exhibition of football from Algeria and South Korea.
I've must say I've been looking forward to South Korea v Algeria since the World Cup started. Game of the tournament.
— Boring Tweeter (@b0ringtweets) June 22, 2014
George RR Martin wrote this soccer game
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) June 22, 2014
And some pretty severe ones.
If Obama doesn't declare war on Portugal I'm gonna have a problem
— Alex Haws Kuresa (@Its_Rufio7) June 22, 2014
Just don't tell this guy.
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