Belgium's Marouane Fellaini (L) and Dries Mertens celebrate after their 2014 World Cup Group H soccer match against Algeria at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte June 17, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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Goals from substitutes Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens showed that Belgium have the strength in depth to justify their tag as genuine World Cup contenders.Belgian coach Marc Wilmots stresses the impact that substitutes can have on a game and Fellaini and Mertens illustrated that perfectly.Wilmots sent on Fellaini after 65 minutes and pushed him up alongside teenage striker Divock Origi, who had replaced Lukaku.Fellaini, who endured a wretched first season at Manchester United after a 27.5 million pound ($46 million) transfer from Everton, looked like the player of old.Among the unused substitutes for Belgium was teenage Manchester United forward Adnan Januzaj, another player with the ability to turn a game against tiring defenders.
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