Top scorers meet best defence in Brazil v Belgium clash

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The 33-year-old had already been severely criticized four years ago, when he was hauled off at half-time on Brazil's way to a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup.

The South American giants were sent packing by Belgium in Kazan in the last eight encounter, the 2-1 score condemning Tite's side to an early exit from the competition. Also, Brazil is still one of the most popular teams, everybody wants to attend a Brazil game. "If you say losing means we haven't achieved anything, then I can't understand you".

When the tournament began, not many people predicted a final four consisting of France (No. 7 in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings), Belgium (No. 3), England (No. 12) and Croatia (No. 20).

The powerful striker is though still in with a shout for the Golden Boot award as he managed to grab four goals in the first two matches of the group stages. We've built that and to get through the two games we've had this week needed all of that because we're not the finished article.

It's a move Neymar has pulled numerous times throughout the World Cup, whether for sympathy, to draw a penalty kick, or some combination of both.

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"We will need power", Belgium's coach Roberto Martinez said in what could be a hint towards his intentions.

"But I think Rom is a player we know well because as a young man we saw his outstanding talent".

However, in Fifa World Cup 2018, the status quo has changed so far. We have beaten Brazil in the World Cup, we have created a nice memory, let's treasure it and pass it down.

Manchester City star De Bruyne is yet to score at the World Cup but played a key part in Belgium's last-gasp victor against Japan in the round of 16, the Red Devils coming from two goals down to win 3-2.

Considering the attacking might of both sides, a goal-fest looks possible when France and Belgium meet Tuesday night in the World Cup semifinals. "I would be very proud to show Thierry that he chose the wrong camp".

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