Ballarat Miners are today expected to learn if their star American import Roy Booker will miss the rest of the season with an Achilles injury.
Booker sustained the injury in Ballarat's heartbreaking overtime loss to Geelong Supercats on Saturday night, with Booker to undergo an MRI scan in Melbourne.
Meanwhile, in Ballarat District Soccer Association action yesterday, Warrnambool inflicted Ballarat's first defeat of the open men's division.
Ballarat had won its first 11 games of the season and was eyeing off an undefeated season, only to go down to the coastal side 1-0 on Sunday.
Pick up your Tuesday edition of The Courier for a full match report and full soccer coverage.
Brazil World Cup dark horse Belgium is through to the knockout stages after defeating Russia 1-0 on Monday morning.
Belgium has won its first two games of the World Cup and has booked its spot in the final-16, regardlessof what happens in their third group match against South Korea.