Neymar Has Rolled Out Of The World Cup After Defeat To Belgium
Jul 08 2018
The Chelsea star has scored two and set up two in Russian Federation as he bids to captain Belgium to World Cup glory.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Belgium beat Brazil 2-1 at the Kazan Arena in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.
"Neymar isn't an actor and has incredible quality as a player", the Belgian said to the reporters at his pre-match press conference.
Many in the male-majority crowd donned Brazil's yellow jersey for the occasion, while families watched from their balconies as the sound of drums and vuvuzelas filled the narrow street.
The core of that side remains in place in Russian Federation, where Belgium has won all four of its matches, including coming back from 2-0 down to beat Japan in the round of 16 with a thrilling counterattack in the final seconds of injury time.
Marcelo is fit again for Brazil and could return in place of Filipe Luis at left back, while winger Douglas Costa is back from injury and will be on the bench. "Whether that's realistic I don't know, Brazil are an incredible team but there is not one day I go to bed thinking "what if we lose"?"
"We have worked hard over two years for this and we are as ready as we ever can be".
"Brazil know how to win World Cups, they've done it more than any other country so they've got that psychological barrier out of the way".
"I'm not anxious at all: I think the Spanish media is dreaming a bit".
"The way we work sometimes causes a lot of contact, we slow down the field, the accelerations are higher".
"If we show the same mentality as we did on Monday, we have a big chance".
The disappointment follows Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss against Germany in the semi-finals four years ago, when they hosted the tournament. "I think it will be the match of the tournament". Not only has Belgium not won any of its games against South American teams in the knockout stages, it hasn't even managed to score a goal.
The winners of the clash will face either France or Uruguay in St Petersburg on July 10.