Brazil and Belgium out in the quarter-finals

Brazil and Belgium out in the quarter-finals

Brazil and Belgium out in the quarter-finals

"I knew that I was going to need some time to get back to my normal pace, but today I feel much better", Neymar said after scoring his second goal of the 2018 World Cup.

"I've been delighted with Kevin De Bruyne's role", he said.

Martinez signed a new contract to lead Belgium to the 2020 European Championships and said he lived "from project to project" and that in football "you can only look at the present". "We have to defend as well as we can and then cause them pain when we have the ball".

The teams meet in Kazan on Friday evening with Brazil the favourites, despite the quality in a Belgian side captained by Hazard, who plays with Willian at Chelsea.

The three-storey portrait of Ronaldo was painted to welcome the five-times World Player of the Year when Portugal played in the capital of Tatarstan in the 2017 Confederations Cup.

The Spaniard went on to urge his players to raise their game in their upcoming semi-final clash with France, who defeated Uruguay in the day's other quarter-final.

"I am really happy for the match, not only individually but also for the whole team".

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"We can enjoy it from the first minute", Martinez said.

Neymar won his race to be fit in time to make Tite's final squad for Russian Federation after suffering a fractured metatarsal while playing for French champions Paris Saint-Germain in February, and he has scored two of Brazil's seven goals at the tournament so far. Neymar responded by saying: "They can talk all they want, especially since they are out of the tournament and we are still in it".

'It's like playing in the school playground and you have a 16-year-old playing against the 11-year-olds, It's like that he's too big and too strong for everyone, ' Ferdinand explained.

Brazil forward Neymar has had 24 shots in Russian Federation, more than anyone else at the tournament.

Belgium produced one of the greatest World Cup comebacks ever in overturning a 2-0 deficit in the last 21 minutes of their round-of-16 tie with Japan.

"He is a very humble player and I like being with him on a daily basis at club level". There is likely to be yet more drama in their quarterfinal encounter, a game in which Kompany said his country start as underdogs. "I believe 100 percent we can beat them".

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