Between Brazil And Belgium, Who Will Make It To The Finals?

Jul 06, 2018, 22:52
Between Brazil And Belgium, Who Will Make It To The Finals?

Should Kompany feature in the match against Brazil, he will nearly certainly come across Neymar, who at this tournament has come under heavy criticism for "theatrics" in order to gain a positive decision from referees on the pitch.

"Traditionally, in Belgian culture, we would feel defeated even before the game [against Brazil]", Kompany said.

"But we've been working so hard to get ourselves to this occasion". Both sides come into the contest in different veins of form.

His Real Madrid team-mate Casemiro, however, is suspended and is replaced by Manchester City's Fernandinho in midfield.

Cavani was back in training on Thursday and France are acutely aware of the threat posed by the man who plays for Paris Saint-Germain.

Hazard, for his part, captained Belgium as they overturned a 2-0 deficit against Japan, assisting the equalising goal.

This will be the fifth meeting between these sides.

When Belgium take on Brazil in the Kazan Arena on Saturday morning (NZ time), it could be a busy 90 minutes for Fagner, the Brazilian right-back.

"Brazil know how to win World Cups, they've done it more than any other country so they've got that psychological barrier out of the way".

Marcelo wins a corner down the left flank, Brazil's first of the match.

After two days rest and recuperation - for both players and fans alike! - the World Cup finals get back underway with a vengeance in Russian Federation today with two mouth-watering quarter-finals to look forward to. However, Brazil did beat Belgium in the 2002 World Cup Round of 16 en route to its fifth, and most recent, world championship.

At 2 p.m. ET, Brazil is scheduled to face Belgium in a quarterfinal World Cup matchup.

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Brazil are unbeaten in their last 15 matches in all competitions (W11 D4), conceding just three goals in that run.

England's Marcus Rashford scores from the penalty spot in a shootout at the end of the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

Eden Hazard will be a key player for Belgium, having been directly involved in 19 goals in his 18 games for Belgium under Roberto Martinez, scoring 10 and setting up nine.

Read: Fastest Players At The World Cup So Far, Mbappe Not In Top 20? 'But when other players start provoking him he must do his part, which is normal'. Courtois was forced to make not one, but two heroic saves to stop Brazil from getting anything back.

I think Roberto Firmino has to start and Gabriel Jesus has to be rested as he's struggling in the shadow of Neymar, while Firmino brings more link-up play.

Former Blue Romelu Lukaku provides the assist for De Bruyne.

We'll have the final starting XIs for you shortly.