Brazil exit means only Europeans left standing at World Cup

Brazil exit means only Europeans left standing at World Cup

Brazil exit means only Europeans left standing at World Cup

Neymar, 26, scored two goals in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but could not stop Brazil from crashing out to Belgium in the quarter-finals yesterday on the back of a 2-1 loss.

Brazil won the last of their five World Cup titles in 2002.

ESPN brings you the best of the numbers from Belgium's 2-1 win over Brazil in the quarterfinals of the World Cup.

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.

There has also been the rise of new strong teams in the case of Belgium. Most recently, Belgium lost 1-0 to Argentina in the 2014 quarterfinals.

Kevin De Bruyne has developed into a "leader" for Belgium and is "essential" to their World Cup chances, says coach Roberto Martinez. That is a World Cup first.

Neymar was responsible for just one of Brazil's nine shots on target as they crashed out against Belgium, leaving him with just two goals to show for his efforts in Russian Federation. "They've probably not had the tournaments they set out to have, but they're still two of the best players in the world".

Foster said that a player of his ilk should not be consistently diving on a game-to-game basis.

"Very happy to be part of this team, I am proud of all, interrupted our dream but they did not get out of our head and neither of our hearts".

"Everything is open, up for grabs", he said.

Yet even when put under extreme pressure, the Belgians were always ready for a quick break especially since Eden Hazard and Lukaku were in an inspired mood and just about unplayable by a ponderous Brazilian defence that missed the protection of suspended holding midfielder Casemiro. One option could see Fernandinho come into the side for a role he is accustomed to playing at Manchester City.

De Bruyne doubled Belgium's lead in the 31st minute following a swift counterattack following a Brazil corner.

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