Belgium's players 'cannot wait' to face Brazil says Roberto Martinez


"I've already talked about Neymar and I've been very specific about what happened", Tite told reporters on the eve of the quarter-final at Kazan Arena. Neymar in the future will be the best player in the world.

Pressure on Hazard In the 2014 quarterfinal against Argentina, Eden Hazard was replaced after 75 ineffective minutes as they lost 0-1 to Argentina.

Overall, Brazil look far more compact and organised without the ball under Tite than they did in that unforgettable tournament four years ago under Luiz Felipe Scolari.

The two sides meet in Kazan on Friday and Willian, who counts Hazard as a friend at the cosmopolitan Stamford Bridge, said there will be no mercy.

Few teams are able match the firepower Belgium can unleash on defences. It has fueled confidence inside the Belgium camp that it can deal with adversity and make the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1986.

"We will need power", Belgium's coach Roberto Martinez said in what could be a hint toward his intentions.

England hasn't won the World Cup since 1966, but Rob Pizzo shows that the road ahead looks pretty favourable. Belgium have great players and a great coach as well.

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"It's a dream match for our players, they were born to play in a match like this". Over the course of history Brazil have played just one game fewer than Germany in World Cup finals football and yet have conceded 22 fewer goals, while only Italy have a better goals-per-game defensive average.

"Everything is open, up for grabs", he said.

That meant they finished atop of group G, but it also sent them to what by all accounts is the stronger side of the tournament bracket, given it features France and Uruguay in addition to Brazil, five-time winners of the tournament.

The 25-year-old Manchester United striker has already begun to silence his critics with a four-goal haul in Russian Federation.

Belgium is the competition's top scorer with 12 in its four games, with the goals spread around the team. With Casemiro out, De Bruyne can be the man to exploit Brazil's core. When it comes to the tangibles though, Neymar seems to be in a league of his own, having created more chances, taken more shots and attempted more dribbles than anyone else at FIFA World Cup 2018. Neymar will have to be careful not to pick up another booking as he would miss a semifinal should Brazil prevail.

"I will always remember there was a moment at 0-2 down against Japan that he's the one that is giving a bit of composure, a bit of belief into the group and he's getting everyone to know that we've still got time to get back into the game".

For Belgium, defender Jan Vertonghen and De Bruyne are carrying yellow cards as well.