The tussle of two pre-tournament favourites in the Quarter final will have the whole world stuck to their Tv screens. Both Belgium and Brazil has a balanced team and filled with stars on every position, is expected to be one of the greatest battles in this world cup. It had been a shocking World Cup with big teams making an early exit but these two favourites survived along with a couple of others and now after this match only one team will still can look at their world cup dream to touch it while others will only watch from far and repent.
Every team has got a few key players who manage the entire game and even change the direction of the game and in these star filled teams there are more than a few players who can decide the game for either of the teams. Let’s have a look at them.
Romelu Lukaku – He had a terrific season before coming to this world cup and he has maintained his goal scoring abilities in most of them. One of the Golden Boot contenders for this world cup, Romelu Lukaku has scored four goals in the nine goals score by Belgium so far in this World Cup.
Eden Hazard – One of the rising stars in the world football Eden Hazard is the heart of Belgium attack and he has already scored two goals in this world cup. He also sets goal up for others like he did against Japan, when he set a goal up from a corner to the center of the box for Marouane Fellaini.
Kevin de Bruyne – The playmaker for the Belgians, de Bryune may not be noticed for his goals but he is always there creating chances, making way for a goal for his team. His brilliance with the ball can be seen in the last game against Japan, in the extra minutes when he built up a counter attack that helped Belgium to find their winning goal.
Neymar Jr – This player needs no re introduction as he is already one of the biggest names in world football. He is the torch bearer of this Brazil generation and after picking up an injury, it was doubtful if he could at the top of his game in this world cup. However, he is just getting warmed up with every match and it is expected that he will show some of his mesmerizing skills in this game as well.
Fernandinho – Fernandinho may be getting his first start in this world cup but he is going to be very crucial in this game. Casemiro held the line of defense for Brazil and Fernandinho is believed to deliver on that and also he is teammate with De Bryune in Manchester City so he is crucial to limit Kevin de Bryune.
Philippe Coutinho – Winning the man of the match awards back to back in this world cup, Coutinho is the player the entire team looks up to when they simply cannot find a way in opponent’s defense. He enhances the playing of his teammates and one of the attacking midfielders of the Brazil team that’s looking into greatness.