Fans Celebrate The Fact Neymar Will Be 'Rolling Home' After Brazil's Defeat

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Spain were knocked by the host Russian Federation in the round of 16.

Belgium stretched their unbeaten run to 24 beating Brazil 2-1 and coach Roberto Martinez believes his team can do even better in the semifinal against France.

England face Croatia in the tournament's other semi-final clash after they advanced by easing past Sweden 2-0 in the last eight.

The team will have one more training on Monday morning before heading to St. Petersburg in the afternoon. "We know it will be a tough match", Varane said.

Belgium will go on to play France in the semi-final, with the victor going on to meet one of Sweden, England, Croatia or Russian Federation.

"I think it's a game that when you are a little boy, you dream of being involved in a World Cup, facing Brazil in a quarterfinal", he said, "so from our point of view we can enjoy from the first second".

"We want to keep making that history".

Neymar, who scored two goals in Brazil's campaign this year, has been more in news for his play-acting in attempts to draw fouls during matches.

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"You feel very disappointed and sad, you don't want to leave Russia", Robin Olsen said after the match. Yes, they conceded a goal and lost it a bit for 10 minutes, but got it back and were in control.

These young stars have all stepped up for their respective national teams and it's telling that they will all be involved in the World Cup semi finals, whilst none of the aforementioned big three are even still in Russian Federation.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the final set to be played at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

Fortunately for the Selecao, Belgium has a poor record against South American sides at the World Cup. "He always tries to help us win games".

- Why has World Cup been full of surprises? He was a great player, he inspired me.

Five-time champions Brazil had arrived in Russian Federation with high hopes of putting the humiliation of their 7-1 semi-final thrashing on home soil by Germany four years ago behind them, but were instead sent packing by a clinical Belgian outfit.

The much-lauded midfield struggled in the Round of 16 tie against a Japan side who never gave them time on the ball and it was only when Marouane Fellaini came on in the second half to provide some muscle that Belgium took control of the contest.

On the Mundo Negro site, which specializes in black culture, a message illustrated by a photo of Fernandinho underscored that "the defeat of Brazil and the own goal do not justify racism". Luckily for the Belgians or anyone else who might be considered a favorite at this point, Friday's match was the last one that will be played at Kazan Arena in this World Cup.