BRAZIL (WTVB) - The United States is set for today’s World Cup knockout round battle against Belgium with the match scheduled to begin at 4 pm this afternoon. U.S. striker Jozy Altidore will dress and be available after injuring his hamstring in the team’s win over Ghana on June 16th in their first group stage match. Whether he sees much playing time or not, just having Altidore back in the fold will be a major boost as the Americans look to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2002.
Today’s other round-of-16 encounter will be between Argentina and Switzerland. France and Germany will meet in the quarterfinals after both earned knockout-round wins on Monday in Brazil.