Belgium meet France in the semis in St Petersburg on Tuesday with the Red Devils tantalisingly close now to fulfilling their potential after previously under-achieving with a talent-laden squad.
Fernandes, who was born in Brazil but rejected a chance to play for that country's national team, sent his penalty kick wide of the net in the shootout, giving Croatia the advantage. "We'll have to outdo ourselves and give our best, take each match as it comes, and see how far we can go".
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Brazil's shock exit after being beat 2-1 by Belgium last night saw thousands of fans turn to Twitter to gloat.
Belgium have reached the World Cup semi-finals for only the second time, losing out to eventual winners Argentina in 1986. Even though Lukaku did not have the desired impact for Chelsea, he credits Drogba for helping to shape him as a player. Only after the final will we know if the champion and its star or stars match up to the greats of the past.
Martinez, previously manager of English clubs Swansea City, Wigan Athletic and Everton, took over after a disappointing European Championship in 2016 when Belgium were beaten 3-1 by Wales in the quarterfinals.
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The World Cup is well underway in Russian Federation at the moment, and England are due to play their first game tomorrow. You just pick up little things of what they do and try to put it into your game.
No player has so far made more attempts on goal than Neymar (27) in Russian Federation, while no team has yet attacked more than the Brazilians (292 attacks) with their star player at the center of the Brazilians' attacking threat. "This team have been playing together for seven or eight years and I think he has brought us tighter together with more belief in winning it".
"I'm happy to have been decisive (by scoring)". Could Ronaldo outshine his rival of 10 years, finally allowing supporters to answer the unending question of who is the best - Messi or Ronaldo? Not in terms of player generation but in terms of approaching bigger tournaments with emphasis given mostly on total team play rather than individual stars and excellence.
"World Cups don't happen every day, you get to play in them perhaps two or three times in your life, if you're lucky".
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