Monday, 23 July, 2018

Belgium's high scorers take on Brazil's miserly defence

Fastest Players At The World Cup So Far, Mbappe Not In Top 20? Eden Hazard Has Correctly Predicted Half Of The World Cup
Sergio Cook | 09 July, 2018, 04:50

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). No one wants that to be their World Cup legacy, do they? The 1998 (six OGs) and 2014 (five OGs) editions are in second and third place in that list.

Neymar was personally tipped for glory in the competition but endured a hard tournament, scoring twice for Brazil but also receiving severe criticism from around the world as a result of his perceived tendency to dive and exaggerate injuries. They're both great keepers.

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA-The minirevolt that started eight months ago, when Sweden toppled Italy in qualifying and barred the four-time champions from the World Cup for the first time since 1958, is blowing up into a full rebellion at the tournament itself.

The Chelsea star has scored two and set up two in Russian Federation as he bids to captain Belgium to World Cup glory.

Thumping headers from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli were enough to secure a first world cup semi-final berth for the Three Lions in 28 years.

The paper felt contrite about the scepticism that had been lingering around the Spanish head coach of the national team ever since he lost his first match in charge of Belgium, almost two years ago, amid jeers and whistles from the crowd.

You can call Belgium and Chelsea star Eden Hazard the Nostradamus of this World Cup. Fans thought the Selecao would finally end its World Cup title drought. "There is a lot of pain because we knew we could go further and make history".

The Belgium victor produced a pre-tournament bracket on the entire World Cup knockout stages three days before the opening match. France have always been a footballing stronghold but as we have seen in this World Cup, reputation precedes determination.

Belgium's quarter-final battle with Brazil will be a classic encounter between an unstoppable force and an immovable object when the tournament's joint best defence comes up against its most free-scoring attack in Kazan on Friday.

"Bolivia might not be as strong as Germany and Uruguay not as strong as England". A match won is only over 90 or 120 mins.

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