Rio de Janeiro - Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho and family members have been victims of racist insults on social media since his World Cup own goal on Friday, when Brazil was eliminated by Belgium in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Russian Federation.
"It's like playing in the school playground and you have a 16-year-old playing against the 11-year-olds", Ferdinand told BBC Sport.
Les Bleus are quite happy to sit back and concede possession when they need to and some of their best moments came when lanky midfielder Paul Pogba drove forward in his gazelle-like style to serve his strikers.
The Tottenham defender said: "We could have been a lost generation but now that is not the case.'We believed in ourselves a lot more against Brazil than, for example, when losing to Wales at Euro 2016".
"At Barcelona, he evolved a lot and he nearly reached the level of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi".
Kevin De Bruyne's Belgians are the epitome of a modern, multi-functional football team.
Romelu Lukaku defends Neymar following diving criticism at the World Cup
Belgium's thrilling 2-1 win against Brazil in Kazan booked the Red Devils a semi-final spot against France in St. Belgium coach Roberto Martinez applauds fans after the match.
Neymar's antics have been one of the more polarising stories of the World Cup, with the Paris Saint Germain star having gained notoriety for his "flopping" during games.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA-The minirevolt that started eight months ago, when Sweden toppled Italy in qualifying and barred the four-time champions from the World Cup for the first time since 1958, is blowing up into a full rebellion at the tournament itself.
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.
England manager Gareth Southgate, meanwhile, believes that Russian Federation has signalled something of a changing of the guard at the top of the game, with the last two world champions, Germany and Spain, going home early.
"There are some really exciting young players across the world announcing themselves on the world stage".
"Providing assists is also important and this year I have provided more than ever".