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Brazil vs. Belgium 2018 World Cup live updates




Brazilian Neymar in action with Belgian Kevin De Bruyne. (REUTERS / Murad Sezer)

Yellow card to Brazil's Fagner

In the 90th minute

Belgium: Tielemans for Lukaku

In the 87th minute

Yellow card to Brazil's Fernandinho

In 85 minutes

Belgium change: Vermaelen for Chadli

In the 83rd minute

Goal Brazil!

And suddenly it looks a lot more interesting. Philippe Coutinho scored in the 73rd minute for Renato Augusto, who headed home. The Seleção only concede in front of the equalizer.

Brazil: Renato Augusto for Paulinho

In the 73rd minute

Yellow card for Belgian Meunier

In the 71st minute. Meunier will miss the semi-final match should Belgium continue with yellow card suspension

Yellow card for Belgian Alderweireld

In the 48th minute

Brazil change: Firmino for Willian

At the beginning of the second

update halftime: Belgium 2, Brazil 0

After a first half in which everything went according to Belgian model, the Red Devils finish the first 45 minutes ahead of Brazil 2-0. Belgium survived an early moment of shock – a well-worn corner of Neymar – to roar in the 19th minute with two goals.

Vincent Kompany headed home for Brazilian defender Fernandinho on 13 minutes. In the 32nd minute, a wicked Belgian counterattack caught midfielder Kevin De Bruyne 22 yards for a shot that could leave a steam trail. The last time, Brazil, the fivefold champion, fought back from a two-goal deficit in a World Cup match in the 1938 third-place game against Sweden.


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Match coverage in the first half

Goal Belgium!

Belgium is well in the lead now. Kevin De Bruyne's 22-meter laser beam in the 32nd minute brought the Red Devils 2-0 to Brazil. The equalizer came from a counterattack from a Brazilian corner. Belgium's defense cleared the cross and striker Romelu Lukaku took the ball off 45 yards from its own net. He fought the midfield and beat two Brazilian defenders before finding his pass De Bruyne, who went on a miracle strike. The result brings the Seleção early in the game.

Goal Belgium!

As the game speeds up and becomes more disorganized, both sides have begun to rely on standards. The Red Devils scored in the 13th minute after a brilliant corner. Vincent Kompany headed a header to his compatriots in the six-yard box, but the ball hit Brazil's Fernandinho and hit him on the back.

Brazil get the first chance

Thiago Silva was stranded on the thigh after a corner by Neymar in the six-meter box and the ricochet surprised the Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois. The efforts hit the post and bounced off wide, and Belgium countered with an offensive offensive.

The game has opened early. Both sides play with speed and push the ball over the entire length of the field. Twelve minutes after the game, seven shots hit the goal.

Launch Plots Announced

Pregame Thoughts

It is the best of South America against perhaps the best left of Europe for a place in the semifinals. Brazil sailed past Mexico and reached the quarter-finals, while Belgium knocked out Japan in stoppage time with a winning goal and was the first team to score at least two goals since 1970.

There is a lot of expectation in this round for both sides. Everyone has entered the title favorite tournament and nothing has changed so far. Brazil are the odds' favorites to win the championship, and Belgium are not far behind after scoring 12 goals, three more than any other team. Their championship pedigrees, however, are very different. Brazil, five-time champion, is in the quarter-finals for the seventh time in a row in the World Cup. Belgium has been only once since 1986 – and not beyond.

Brazil have hopes for world-class striker Neymar, but Paulinho and Philippe Coutinho have teamed up for a brilliant offensive that boosts the body's defenses and strengthens the defenses Seleção's ownership-oriented game

Fighting for Belgium the Red Devils for a share of the ball that Brazil does not want to give up. Eden Hazard (two goals, two assists in three games) is the key to keeping the team on time in the attacking season. Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will help lead the ball forward and keep the Red Devils in the field. The winner hits a 2-0 winner in a Tuesday semi – final against France

As seen on TV: FS1.

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What Next: The winner will face France in the semi-finals on Tuesday in St. Petersburg.

Team Profile

Brazil

  • Previous results: Drew with Switzerland, 1-1. Defeat Costa Rica, 2-0. Defeated Serbia, 2-0. Defeat Mexico in the Round of 16, 2: 0
  • Best World Title: Champion, 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002.
  • Noteworthy: The last six World Cup defeats in Brazil against the European opposition date back to 1998 [19659048] FIFA World Ranking: 2nd Elo World Ranking: 1.

Belgium

  • Past results: Panama defeated, 3: 0. Tunisia defeated, 5-2. Defeat England, 1-0. Defeating Japan in the Round of 16, 3: 2
  • Best World Cup: Fourth Place, 1986
  • Noteworthy: Belgium's last two World Cup games both ended against South American teams: Argentina in the quarter-finals of 2014 and Brazil in the second round of 2002
  • FIFA World Ranking: 3rd Elo World Ranking: 3rd

Players in Focus

For Belgium, all eyes are on the attack duo Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku. They scored six goals, but the Red Devils are more than just a scoring. They rely on Hazard to hold the ball and control the pace. Lukaku, meanwhile, draws defenders in the box and opens secondary scoring options; His decision to pass a dangerous pass scored Belgium's goal against Japan. Marouane Fellaini scored the decisive equalizer against Japan before that time. For Brazil, the answer is always Neymar . The global superstar is so integrated in Brazil's game that although he is a striker, he gets the ball almost anywhere on the pitch. As soon as he gives up the ball in the attacking half, he immediately seeks to get it back. It's hard to imagine Brazil advancing unless Neymar finds his way into the scoresheet.

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