Brazil vs Belgium
This is going to be a severe struggle between both the football giants; as they have got the most impressive record in the competitive international fixtures. Brazil had won back-to-back 16 competitive matches while Belgium won 22, the last game that Belgium lost was against Wales in 2016 Euro. If we talk about this tournament, then Brazil has been unbeaten in their streak by getting the first match drawn against Switzerland, beating Costa Rica 2-0, Serbia 2-0 and Mexico 2-0 while Belgium had won all of their games in the World Cup by defeating Panama 3-0, Tunisia 5-2, England 1-0 and Japan 3-2. Brazil is the only team in the world to win the World Cup 5 times while they got eliminated in the quarter-final of the last 3 out of 2 world cups in Germany, South- Africa against France and the Netherlands respectively while Belgium reached the quarter-final of 2014 but got knocked out by Argentina 1-0.
When: July 6, 11:30 PM IST
Where: Kazan Arena
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The double B’s had met each other four times where Brazil have the upper hand after winning three out of our matches against Belgium while Belgium won the only game against Brazil in 1963 by 5-1. If we measure the stats of the teams then Brazil’s forward Neymar has had 24 shots in this world cup, most by any player in this world cup while Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku is on the second number in that list.
Players in danger:
From Brazil: Neymar, Phillippe Coutinho and Filipe Luis
* Brazil’s defensive midfielder Casemiro will miss the quarter-final clash against Belgium after picking two yellow cards in the tournament.
From Belgium: Kevin de Bruyne, Jan Vertonghen, Leander Dendoncker, Thomas Meunier and Youri Tielemans
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You can watch the telecast of Brazil vs Belgium on Sony Sports Network/HD, and web platform is Sonyliv.com.