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Dempsey, Vertonghen & Dembele all take a step closer to Brazil 2014

Posted on 8 June 2013  - 10:07

It was a good night for the Spurs contingent taking part in World Cup qualifiers as the USA and Belgium secured crucial wins.

Dempsey, Vertonghen & Dembele all take a step closer to Brazil 2014

For once, Clint Dempsey was not on the scoresheet for the Americans but his side secured a late 2-1 victory in Jamaica to move joint top of the CONCACAF group.

Jozy Altidore gave the USA a 30th minute lead but Jamaica looked to have snatched a point when Jermaine Beckford scored a free-kick in the 89th minute.

But deep into injury time, Brad Evans slotted the ball home from 10-yards out to secure the three points.

With Dempsey frequently carrying the goalscoring burden for the USA, the Texan was pleased to see his teammates chip in with a couple of goals.

"It's important to have a number of different weapons and different ways to score goals," Dempsey said.

"It's great. The more people scoring goals, the better. The most important thing is putting ourselves in the best position to qualify," he said. "We showed a lot of character with the winning goal."

Clint will be in action again on Wednesday when the Americans face Panama in Seattle.

In Brussels, Jan Vertonghen and Mousa Dembele played in Belgium's 2-1 win over Serbia.

Coupled with Croatia's shock defeat at home to Scotland, it was a great night for the Belgians. They are now three points clear at the top of Group A with three games to play.

Jan was instrumental to Kevin De Bruyne's opener, sending a cross from the left to the far post for the unmarked Chelsea midfielder to head home.

Marouane Fellaini doubled Belgium's advantage in the 60th minute, making himself enough room to head in a corner. And while Kolarov's 87th minute free-kick made it a nervy ending, Belgium held on to take a giant step towards next summer's World Cup.