Belgium advances to World Cup semifinals, beats Brazil 2-1

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"This golden generation are answering their critics in the flawless way".

The Chelsea man says the Red Devils are packed with world stars and will provide stiff opposition.

Up next for Belgium in the last four is Didier Deschamps' France, and De Bruyne is ready to grasp a rare opportunity for his country.

Seemingly undeterred, Brazil immediately went on the attack, and Willian forced Courtois into a diving save with an awkward cross from the right. Now we have the time so see how we're going to approach it.

Just think of all the great dribblers that have played against inferior opposition at a World Cup and none of them could produce such efficiency. Playing Carrasco at the left wing-back position has been a very poor decision from the former Everton boss.

"When you play Brazil you need a tactical advantage", explained Martinez.

Unbeaten in their last 15 games, Brazil's bid for a second consecutive place in the semifinals looked in safe hands. I feel we are as ready as we can be.

Something seemed to have changed, or so Kompany argued.

Out of any side at this World Cup, Belgium have the most players returning from the 2014 tournament. "I know Neymar likes to curl it that way". "It was a complicated match against a risky side, but we were solid at the back".

With Brazil and Uruguay bidding farewell, we are now guaranteed to have a European team holding the Trophy come the end. The Real Madrid man was sorely missed as Fernandinho struggled to hold back Belgium's fearsome, relentless attack. It will be Brazil's biggest test of the competition so far.

RT special World Cup host Schmeichel claimed it was no surprise Belgium had beaten Brazil due to their quality throughout the squad, but that Brazil were "unlucky" to concede a Fernandinho own goal that opened the scoring.

Then, after half an hour, on a Belgian breakaway engineered by the transcendent Romelu Lukaku, Kevin de Bruyne lashed a shot past Alisson to double the score. And the Belgians got lucky here and there.

Gabriel Jesus looked to have been caught in the box by his Manchester City team-mate Vincent Kompany but, despite a VAR review, nothing was
given.

Brazil chased an equaliser in the last 14 minutes of the match in the wake of substitute Renato Augusto's fine headed goal.

An enormous save by Thibaut Courtois in injury time sealed it, capping a night in which he'd stood on his head. Crouching on the field, he pulled his shirt over his face while Belgium exalted in victory.

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