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01 Uruguay
3
3
0
0
5
9
02 Russia
3
2
0
1
4
6
03 Saudi Arabia
3
1
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2
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3
04 Egypt
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0
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3
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01 Spain
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1
2
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1
5
02 Portugal
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1
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0
1
5
03 Iran
3
1
1
1
0
4
04 Morocco
3
0
1
2
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1
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01 France
3
2
1
0
2
7
02 Denmark
3
1
2
0
1
5
03 Peru
3
1
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2
0
3
04 Australia
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0
1
2
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1
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01 Croatia
3
3
0
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6
9
02 Argentina
3
1
1
1
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4
03 Nigeria
3
1
0
2
-1
3
04 Iceland
3
0
1
2
-3
1
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01 Brazil
3
2
1
0
4
7
02 Switzerland
3
1
2
0
1
5
03 Serbia
3
1
0
2
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3
04 Costa Rica
3
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1
2
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1
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01 Sweden
3
2
0
1
3
6
02 Mexico
3
2
0
1
-1
6
03 Korea Republic
3
1
0
2
0
3
04 Germany
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1
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2
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3
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01 Belgium
3
3
0
0
7
9
02 England
3
2
0
1
5
6
03 Tunisia
3
1
0
2
-3
3
04 Panama
3
0
0
3
-9
0
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01 Colombia
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2
0
1
3
6
02 Japan
3
1
1
1
0
4
03 Senegal
3
1
1
1
0
4
04 Poland
3
1
0
2
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News Article  | World Cup 2018

Neymar's Brazil Sent Packing, Belgium Advance To Semi-Finals

2018 World Cup Report: Brazil v Belgium 06 July 2018

By SL International - Jul 06, 2018 09:58 PM

2018 FIFA World Cup, Quarterfinal

Result: Brazil 1-2 Belgium

Date: 6 July 2018

Venue: Kazan Arena

Click through the gallery to see the highlights of the game!

Neymar's Brazil were sent crashing out of the 2018 World Cup after losing 2-1 to Belgium, who will now face France in the semi-finals.

Roberto Martinez made one change to his side that defeated Japan as Marouane Fellaini was rewarded with a start, while Marcelo and Fernandinho replaced Felipe Luis and Casemiro.

Brazil went agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock after eight minutes but Thiago Silva's unorthodox finish came back off the post and Thibaut Courtois pounced on the rebound.

It was Belgium who broke the deadlock on 13 minutes as Kevin de Bruyne's corner deflected in off Fernandinho's shoulder for the 11th own goal at these Russia finals. 

Selecao continued to push for an equaliser but they were unable to carve out chances in the box, leaving them to try their luck from distance.

However, the Red Devils doubled their lead on 33 minutes as Romelu Lukaku surged forward before picking out De Bruyne, who sent a brilliant strike into the far corner from 20 yards out.

The South Americans ended the half with more possession, but it was Belgium who looked more deadly every time they went forward.

The Red Devils were defending too deep in the opening stages of the second stanza, inviting the Seleção into their final third, although chances were hard to come by for the South Americans.

Belgium were looking to pounce on counter-attacks and Eden Hazard nearly punished Brazil on the hour mark but his shot from the left side of the box sailed agonisingly wide.

With 15 minutes remaining, Renato Augusto pulled one goal back for Brazil moments after coming on as a substitute, with a well-placed header from inside the area after being picked out by Philippe Coutinho.

Brazil threw everything forward in search of an equaliser in the closing stages, while Belgium withdrew Romelu Lukaku for Youri Tielemans in a bid to eat up the seconds.

Thibaut Courtois then ensured Belgium walked away with the win as he produced a fine save to keep out Neymar's curling effort in stoppage time as they march on to the final four to take on France next Tuesday.


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Realydoctor10 Joined: 18 Nov 2016
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Realydoctor10 Jul 08, 2018 04:22 PM
Names doesn't play fudball wow is unbelieveable about Brazil wow
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Sucker Punch The Legend Jul 08, 2018 04:03 PM
Is Neymar a skydiver or a sea diver?
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kc-inferno Jul 07, 2018 09:22 PM
@Takamura they needed a Katsande.. lol, #deadforages
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downzzz Jul 07, 2018 05:15 PM
Eish am sad we playd wel bt lucky waz nt our side i thnk if those those changes coach make it early ngekuye kwa bettr
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mosekaphofu maggosim Jul 07, 2018 02:26 PM
@PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN ..Kikkkk
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Tikzoe1 Jul 07, 2018 11:03 AM
@kingMzu84 true this is the best world cup ever i have never enjoyed the world cup this much. Its full of upsets and suprises.... its good to watch these matches not knowing who will win very unpredictable. Its easy for one to say Belgium, England or France can win it but after what i hv seen in the tournament im not sure anymore.
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Tikzoe1 Jul 07, 2018 10:55 AM
As long the one who fakes fouls and dives is out of this world cup i can be sure we will now watch fair play teams winning fairly, not this cheating by Nyeeeeeemahhhh.
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Jul 07, 2018 10:18 AM
We will molest harmless France until Pogba,Umtiti,Mbappe,Matuidi,Ka nte all confess that they're Africans by nature#blogging from Newcastle
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Jul 07, 2018 10:14 AM
When I told donkeys ukuthi my Belgium will distroy helpless Brazil no one believed me#blogging from Newcastle
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Masina S Maduna Jul 07, 2018 09:43 AM
Brazil should have taken Neymar & Couthinoh before start of second half
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Masina S Maduna Jul 07, 2018 09:41 AM
Wow what a game!! Belgium will be in the final. They know how to play counter attack, De Bruyn, Lukaku, Harzad. Stand out player for me is De Bruyne what a player. Not shocked that they beat Brazil
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clemz7 Jul 07, 2018 08:38 AM
Bye actor Neymar
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Nastradumas Jul 07, 2018 08:21 AM
Eden Hazard has become so selfish in these games. Most of the times he opts to go for goal instead of looking for a teammate. But Belgium got a player in De Bruyne he is awesome.
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Bambambigelow Jul 07, 2018 08:18 AM
Russia will definitely beat Croatia mark my words
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Takamura Jul 07, 2018 08:09 AM
Hardwork beats talent when talent is not working hard. I still believe in a productive possession football
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Mfanakamdala Jul 07, 2018 08:07 AM
England vs Belgium
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Mfanakamdala Jul 07, 2018 08:07 AM
England vs Belgium
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Takamura Jul 07, 2018 07:43 AM
Brazil and Argentina knocked themselves out of the world cup by dancing in from of the opposition all day instead of realising quick runners to get behind the defence when they open up at the back. They make possession football look so ugly and predictable because all Belgium did was to watch them dance and stay tight while they wait to desposses them and hit them with precision quick counters. Belgium put out everything,speed,power precision and hunger. Brazil lacked composure, speed,game intelligence and hunger. When Belgium opens up at the Brazil still attack with the same buildups until Belgium regroups. They lacked someone like Katsande in midfield while Belgium had plenty of Katsandes. Poor game plan by Brazil.
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Welems Jul 07, 2018 07:03 AM
I knew it, they struggled in group stage.
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kingMzu84 Jul 07, 2018 06:04 AM
Indeed ths is th most exciting world cup ever since i started watching 20yrs ago in France...who wud hv thought that Germany brasil agerntina Uruguay Spain nd Portugal wud all miss th semis

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