Published: Wed, July 04, 2018
Sports | By Brandy Patterson

Brazil's Casemiro Suspended for World Cup Quarter-Final Clash With Belgium

Brazil's Casemiro Suspended for World Cup Quarter-Final Clash With Belgium

Amidst the social media mayhem surrounding the World Cup fixture, Liverpool Tweeted something very, very odd regarding Belgium's result. The answers, delivered over a five-goal second half that saw the Europeans come back from two goals down to find an injury-time victor: Japan absolutely belonged, and Belgium has the stomach to fight back.

Japanese fans picking wastes in the Rostov Stadium after the 3-2 loss to Belgium.

Belgium and Japan have met once before at the World Cup finals when Japan were hosts in 2002.

The Red Devils face Japan in the last-16 of the World Cup on Japan, looking to secure a place in the quarter-finals where either Mexico or Brazil await.

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They had a disappointing draw with Iceland (1:1) and a thorough beating from Croatia (0:3). Pele's great Brazil side rocked up in England having won the previous two World Cups .

Four years ago, Hazard's then manager at Chelsea Jose Mourinho said: "Ronaldo and Messi are Ronaldo and Messi".

Hazard was among the nine changes made by Roberto Martinez for their last match, while Gareth Southgate similarly rested eight players, with both teams having already qualified for the knockout stages.

And this defensive solidity has meant that Brazil have conceded just six goals in 25 games and just one at this World Cup.

"The ones who played against England are desperate to contribute again and those who were rested want to get out on the pitch". "We survived it, we have gone through and that is the most important thing".

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"I feel like we've created excitement, like we've played in a style that has really shown an expression of what young English players are capable of, and I want us to continue doing that".

Belgium attacker Eden Hazard says that it is his "time to shine" at the 2018 World Cup.

"Look, I think it's more an attempt to undermine me than anything else".

Good on you, lads. "We have played to our best, but the players have something more to offer", said coach Akira Nishino.

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Belgium have avoided another World Cup shock after coming from behind to beat Japan 3-2 in a thrilling last-16 clash. What a World Cup this has been so far. "No negatives today, it was about getting through", Martinez said.

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