After France, Belgium came second in the top four at the Russian World Football Championship after defeating the Brazilian team in 2-1 at the quarter-finals in Kazakhstan.
Belgian Bundesliga players have been beaten for the first time since 1986 and have been in the semi-finals for the second time in their history. Their next opponent will be the French band on Tuesday in St. Petersburg.
At the same time, it was also decided that only European teams would be among the top four in Russia.
Belgium-Brazil 2-1 (2-0)
Kazany, 42 873 spectators, see: Milorad Mazic (Serbian)
goalscorer Fernandinho (13th, self), De Bruyne (31st) and Renato Augusto (76th)
yellow card: Alderweireld (47th), Meunier (71st), Fernandinho (85th), Fagner (90th)
Thibaut Courtois – Jan Vertonghen, Vincent Kompany, Toby Alderweireld – Thomas Meunier, Marouane Fellaini, Axel Witsel, Nacer Chadli (Thomas Vermaelen, 83) – Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku (Youri Tielemans, 87), Eden Hazard
Pauline (Renato Augusto, 73), Philippe Coutinho, Fernandinho, Neymar – Gabriel Jesus (Douglas Costa, 58), Alisson – Fagner, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Marcelo – Willian (Roberto Firmino,
After 13 minutes, following the corner of Chadli, Kompany slid past Fernandinho, who was able to save the ball, which was unbeaten in the net (1-0).
After 31 minutes, Lukaku dribbled past his right foot to De Bruyne, who ranged from 16 meters to the right in the lower right (2-0).
After 76 minutes, Coutinho gave up, with Renato Augusto, who replaced two Belgian defenders, headed from seven meters to the bottom left corner (2-1).
In the Belgian Cup, the eighth-finals against the Japanese, Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli, are now in the starting line.
The game started in a big hurry, and the Brazilians quickly took on the lead, in the eighth minute Thiago Silva scored, the defense was several times confused, Courtois had a lot to do. In the light of this, the Belgian lead was completely unexpected, from which the game changed. From this point on, the European team has been at risk of controversy several times and has doubled its advantage. The Brazilians – who had only scored one goal in the previous stage of the World Cup – but did not find the niche in the Belgian defense, always had a head or leg that blocked their attempts, and Courtois also protected a lot.
After the break, the Brazilian team was ripped by his rivals, but he did not make any mistakes, he was unlucky, and with a possible penalty the video recorder did not help. The Belgians defended disciplinedly, Courtois was always in place, the federal captain of South Americans, and Tite swapped Firmino and Douglas Costas to help the attacks. The sporadic Belgian counterattacks had a great deal of danger, but no new goal came from them. After Renato Augusto tripled three minutes after setting up, the Brazilians did everything to equalize, they also made zicceras but could not make the most of their potential. The opponent only tried to keep the score, and Neymar shot in the 93rd minute with Courtois’s corner, leaving 2-1 in favor of the Belgians.
The five-time world champion Brazilian team has been fired since 15 matches.