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Brazil seek to temper World Cup hopes of Belgiums Golden Generation

Brazil seek to temper World Cup hopes of Belgiums Golden Generation”

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"When you go into a tournament if you don't have that know-how of winning one you can't have an advantage on the opponent".

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"We're up against the favourites, but this will show us where we stand as a team". There is something really special about this squad.

"We all feel it, but I tell the players, "don't listen and don't watch".

"We have prepared thoroughly as a team, we have a system we've been putting in place for two years now", said the Manchester United striker. Both sides come into the contest in different veins of form.

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Manchester City midfielder, Fernandinho will start ahead of Casemiro in midfield, while Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar will lead the attack line alongside Man City's Jesus and Chelsea's Willian.

Though Belgium and Brazil are evenly matched in terms of quality, coach Roberto Martinez said there's a simple difference between the two teams.

This will be the fifth meeting between these sides.

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Marcelo wins a corner down the left flank, Brazil's first of the match.

Belgium's incredible comeback against Japan in the first knockout round means World Cup fans are getting a battle of two modern titans as early as the quarterfinals of the tournament. They have only gone out twice at this stage in that run (against France in 2006 and Netherlands in 2010).

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Miranda said five-times champions Brazil could ill afford to focus on shutting down individual players, however, as they bid to reach a semi-final against either France or Uruguay. Services including Hulu Live, Fubo TV, DirecTV Now, Playstation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV all have packages available with some or all of the channels broadcasting 2018 World Cup matches.

But they face a Brazil side that is undefeated in their last 15 outings in all competitions, conceding just three goals in the process, including one in the group stages. The over-under on total goals scored in this 2018 World Cup match is 2.5.

Eden Hazard will be a key player for Belgium, having been directly involved in 19 goals in his 18 games for Belgium under Roberto Martinez, scoring 10 and setting up nine.

But against Brazil, the Belgians will have to do much better. Nacer Chadli 7. Kevin De Bruyne, 9.

Brazil have now found their mojo after their Russian campaign started slowly with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland, putting on an impressive show against Mexico in the last 16, even though Neymar was pilloried for excessive play-acting.

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