Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Belgium hold off Brazil fightback

Belgium hold off Brazil fightback

He recovered and was available for the 2-0 win against Mexico in the round of 16, but coach Tite kept his replacement, Fagner, in the starting lineup. They've only gone out twice at this stage in that run (vs France in 2006 and vs the Netherlands in 2010).

They will have to be at their best to overcome top-scorers Belgium in the last eight in Kazan today (7pm).

Both sides have great attacking talents so we expect avalanche of goals from this game. If we win, I think that he will still be happy.

"The difference is we haven't won a World Cup, it's as simple as that. you go into a tournament when you don't have the know-how to win the tournament", Martinez said. If you aren't scheduling your entire life around World Cup, you'll be happy to know fuboTV provides access to all of the games for up to 72 hours after the original airing, allowing you to watch the games on your own schedule.

"We have to be aware of that, keep him quiet and we can allow our players to have a bigger role in the game".

Brazil will be without Casemiro, who is suspended after picking his second yellow card of the tournament.

The Manchester City player will remain with the squad while undergoing treatment. The BBC reports that Brazil full-back Danilo will miss the rest of the World Cup.

But they were stretched to the limit by a spirited and disciplined Japan in the second round before Nacer Chadli finished off a lighting quick, superbly crafted counter-attack in second half stoppage time to send Belgium through. Even goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has the ability to provide a killer ball.

The Daily Telegraph: "There's more stars in this one than an arctic sky". Coutinho lifted a cross into the area where Renato Augusto, who had just entered the game, glanced a soft header just past Courtois to make the game 2-1.

Brazil nearly equalised immediately, Neymar dribbling down the left and finding Gabriel, only for his effort to go amiss. Brazil to go through 3-1 and move closer to that sixth world title.

Perhaps unintentionally, Romelu Lukaku, the powerhouse Belgium centre forward, made it quite clear that the Corinthians defender had been singled out by Roberto Martinez's coaching team as the weak link in the Brazilian set-up.

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