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Starting XI: Brazil vs Belgium

2018 FIFA World Cup Starting XI: Brazil vs Belgium, 6 July 2018

By David Kappel - Jul 06, 2018 06:14 PM @kappilinho

Brazil face Belgium in a highly anticipated quarter-final clash between two of the favourites left in the 2018 FIFA World Cup – here is how both teams will line up!

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2018 FIFA World Cup, quarter-final

Teams: Brazil vs Belgium

Date: 6 July 2018

Time: 20:00

Venue: Kazan Arena

The Selecao enter the game on the back of a convincing 2-0 win over Mexico and without conceding a goal in their last three games.

So far, only Switzerland were able to break the Brazilian defense, who have conceded the joint-least goals at the tournament going into the quarter-finals.

Belgium, meanwhile, have the best attack in Russia, having found the back of the net 15 times already. However, they have conceded four goals in four games and Japan had them on the brink of an exit in the last 16. Only a three-goal comeback in the last 15 minutes saw Roberto Martinez’s side book their ticket for the last eight.

Belgium are unbeaten in 23 games, while Brazil have lost only one of their 25 games under coach Tite. Both sides met in the round of 16 at the 2002 World Cup, when Brazil beat the Europeans 2-0 on their way to their last World Cup title.

Romelu Lukaku is Belgium’s top goalscorer in Russia with four goals, while Neymar is Brazil’s leading marksman with two strikes.

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Here is how the two teams line up:

Brazil: Alisson; Fagner, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Paulinho, Fernandinho, Coutinho; Willian, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar.

Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen; Meunier, Fellaini, Witsel, Chadli; De Bruyne, Hazard; Lukaku

What is your prediction for this high profile clash? Have your say in the comments section below.


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NHLANHLA1 Joined: 11 Feb 2014
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NHLANHLA1 Jul 06, 2018 08:03 PM
Two good teams one must die tonight.
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mosekaphofu maggosim Jul 06, 2018 07:39 PM
Mina indihamba ne Brazil namhlanje 2-0
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Bucsfever16 Jul 06, 2018 07:34 PM
Belgium all the way
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wash & wear Jul 06, 2018 07:31 PM
my heart is with croatia I supported them before world cup.so I dnt care about who wins tonight
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mzolisto Jul 06, 2018 07:21 PM
Tonight Roberto Martinez has decided to start with two super subs in Chadli and Fellaino who came in and change the game completely & he even scored the goal. W will see a different ball altogether between Brazil and Belgium
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mzolisto Jul 06, 2018 07:15 PM
@Die Wolf Ibhemile ntanga ingwe nengonyama, qhude manikiniki zindala zombili.
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Sucker Punch The Legend Jul 06, 2018 07:12 PM
Lukaku will score hattrick to send Brazil home
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Die Wolf Jul 06, 2018 07:08 PM
nongayidli inja olala eydlile namhlanje
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Fizztaz Jul 06, 2018 07:07 PM
Brazil will win this WC
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Fizztaz Jul 06, 2018 07:07 PM
Good bye Belly Belly
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Azo odikayo Jul 06, 2018 07:06 PM
Yelow Nation namanje... Braziliana 3 - Belgina 0... KBY namanje. ..Habashwee Kabo Yellow
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Tsikinosky Jul 06, 2018 06:46 PM
Neymar Jr jst once u start playing instead of acting the we cn watch the beautiful game. Belgium cn beat Brasil if the officials do their jobs fairly. #fifafairplay
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alizebucs1986 Jul 06, 2018 06:39 PM
Marcelo is back we wilk skin Belgium alive

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