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Everything seemed ideal when Neymar's team hosted the 2014 World Cup and their confidence had been boosted, playing in front of their fans.

Belgium's thrilling 2-1 win against Brazil in Kazan booked the Red Devils a semi-final spot against France in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russian Federation.

"A supporter who loves his team, it's in victory but also in defeat", said Ali, who works in deliveries for a multinational firm.

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez applauds fans after the match.

The Belgians may want to adopt that more robust approach from the start against Brazil in order to give midfield maestros Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne time to make decisive passes.

"Individually, Brazil are the strongest team in this World Cup", Kompany, who made the last of his global appearances as a substitute in the 1-0 win over England, told reporters.

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It was also her first appearance on grass in that time, having pulled out of competing in Birmingham last month. So, I make a promise that I going to be very patient and I going to try to break it again for the other side.

Lukaku was asked for his views on Neymar, and specifically whether he believed the Brazil forward was an "actor" after his controversial reactions to challenges in the games with Serbia and Mexico. None of us are going to sleep at night thinking "We have already lost to Brazil".

"The pain is very great because we knew we could get there".

Three of the four are really experienced defenders so you have to know how to attack.

"We have developed an attractive style of football, we have scored a lot of goals and showed our good side", said Kompany.

"But we were magnificent first half and they changed tactics in the second half". If it becomes a match of individual performances we've got no chance.

"So, it's a defining game, but not just for us, it's a defining game for Brazil as well".

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