Belgium can beat 'best team' Brazil in quarterfinal clash - Romelu Lukaku

Belgium can beat 'best team' Brazil in quarterfinal clash - Romelu Lukaku

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Belgium coach Roberto Martinez acknowledged the gulf in World Cup pedigree between his side, who have never been further than the semi-finals, and Brazil.

Ederson will continue on the Brazil bench as the second-choice behind Roma's Alisson, while Danilo will also be an option in reserve.

Romelu Lukaku is Belgium's top goalscorer in Russian Federation with four goals, while Neymar is Brazil's leading marksman with two strikes.

Belgium look a thrilling proposition in attack and Lukaku knows the match in Kazan will provide them with an indication of just how far they have come.

Belgium, however, will be playing in back-to-back World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in their history with the moniker of the "Golden Generation" resting heavy on their shoulders.

"Filipe Luis stepped in to play those two matches, very well, but Marcelo's coming back", said Tite.

France are likely to draft in Bayern Munich's Corentin Tolisso in place of the suspended Blaise Matuidi to add steel to their midfield. The Red Devils did start the tournament with a sort of a crisis in defence, with both Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen unavailable.

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Former Blue Romelu Lukaku provides the assist for De Bruyne. "I think he in the future will be the best player in the world and I'm very happy that I'll be going against him for a second time".

In the previous five outings against Brazil, Belgium has managed just one win but the sixth clash between the two footballing giants can end up with a different scoreline and Belgium has all the potential to do so. The teams most recently met in the 2002 World Cup knockout stage, where Brazil earned a 2-0 victory.

There are many places including free and paid streaming services that will allow you to watch the Brazil vs. Belgium game - as well as other 2018 World Cup games - on the go. They have only gone out at this stage twice in that run (against France in 2006 and Netherlands in 2010).

Eden Hazard will be a key player for Belgium, having been directly involved in 19 goals in his 18 games for Belgium under Roberto Martinez, scoring 10 and setting up nine.

The Manchester City player will remain with the squad while undergoing treatment.

Brazil have had three consecutive 2-0 wins, but they've faced relatively modest competition.

Belgium advanced to the quarterfinals via a remarkable comeback against Japan, winning 3-2 after falling behind by two goals. 'But when other players start provoking him he must do his part, which is normal'. Hazard finds De Bruyne on the edge of the area, but can't work an opening, the ball goes back to Courtois.