Sports Belgium eliminates Brazil from World Cup, wins 2-1

23:26  06 july  2018
23:26  06 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Belgium beats England 1-0, moves into tougher side of draw

  Belgium beats England 1-0, moves into tougher side of draw In a match neither team had to win, Belgium came out on top and took first place in its World Cup group with a 1-0 victory over England on Thursday. Adnan Januzaj scored with a curling shot in the 51st minute on a night of little tension or attacking intent.With the victory, Belgium gets what appears to be an easier match in the next round against Japan on Monday in Rostov-on-Don. England will face Colombia on Tuesday in Moscow.Both teams had advanced to the round of 16 before the match.

Belgium produced a brilliant performance to knock five-time winners Brazil out of the World Cup and reach the semi-finals for the first time since 1986. Roberto Martinez's side turned on the style in Kazan to clock up their fifth straight win of the tournament and ensure the

Belgium struck early and held off a late Brazil fightback to send the five-times champions tumbling out of the World Cup with a 2 - 1 victory in an end-to-end thriller on Friday that earned them a semi-final against France.

Soccer Football - World Cup - Quarter Final - Brazil vs Belgium - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - July 6, 2018 Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne scelebrates scoring their second goal.© REUTERS/John Sibley Soccer Football - World Cup - Quarter Final - Brazil vs Belgium - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - July 6, 2018 Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne scelebrates scoring their second goal.

KAZAN, Russia (AP) -- Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 32 years by holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1 Friday, sending Neymar home without living up to the expectations of being soccer's most expensive player.

BOX SCORE: BELGIUM 2, BRAZIL 1

Kevin De Bruyne put Belgium up 2-0 by completing a counterattack led by Romelu Lukaku in the 31st minute.

The opener came after a bit of good fortune. Fernandinho's trailing arm inadvertently helped Belgium captain Vincent Kompany's header land in his own net in the 13th.

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  Twitter reacts as England 'wins' by losing to Belgium England and Belgium wrapped up one of the more boring groups at the 2018 World Cup on Thursday as the Red Devils beat the Three Lions 1-0 thanks to Adnan Januzaj's goal. England and Belgium wrapped up one of the more boring groups at the 2018 World Cup on Thursday as the Red Devils beat the Three Lions 1-0 thanks to Adnan Januzaj's goal.

Brazil won on the way to winning the tournament final. Belgium were eliminated from the World Cup four years ago at the quarterfinal stage. It was the furthest the Red Devils had reached since 1986.

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As Belgium lost cohesiveness in the second half and Brazil's changes stirred the team, substitute Renato Augusto reduced the deficit with a header in the 76th.

But it was too late for Brazil to muster an equalizer as efforts to force the game into extra time were thwarted by Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Belgium will face France in the semifinals on Tuesday in St. Petersburg.

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