Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Belgium beats Brazil 2-1, will meet France in semi-finals

Belgium beats Brazil 2-1, will meet France in semi-finals

Also, Brazil is still one of the most popular teams, everybody wants to attend a Brazil game.

He said: "Everybody knows Didier Drogba is a bit of a big brother to me. I'm proud of everyone", said Neymar, who hadn't spoken publicly since the team's elimination in Kazan.

Lukaku has scored four goals in three games for Belgium at the tournament and has performed at a high standard in every one of those appearances.

Brazil coach Tite dismissed talk that his team is the favourite to win the match against Belgium, let alone the World Cup.

Belgium are a strong side on paper and play as a total unit. Brazil lead the list with seven wins in 2002 (and six in 1970), while Argentina won five consecutive games in both 1986 and 2014.

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Five-time champions Brazil had arrived in Russian Federation with high hopes of putting the humiliation of their 7-1 semi-final thrashing on home soil by Germany four years ago behind them, but were instead sent packing by a clinical Belgian outfit.

Brazil went down two goals in the first half, the first goal coming as an own goal off of midfielder Fernandinho following a corner kick.

Now, Belgium and France are set to play a semifinal match next Tuesday.

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The Chelsea winger has Belgium incorrectly beating Poland in the last 16, correctly beating Brazil in the quarter-final and meeting France in the final four. "The feeling is bitter".

"Mbappe is hard to stop - he is fast, has plenty of quality, and he is very technical".

Neymar left in tears at the final whistle, refusing to talk to waiting media.

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