Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Belgium politicians and media thank national team

Belgium politicians and media thank national team

Romelu Lukaku of Belgium is seen during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Brazil and Belgium at Kazan Arena on July 6, 2018 in Kazan, Russia.

Lloris admitted that, the Belgium team is the best busting with talent and they have to be at their very best to cause an upset.

Pogba has been influential throughout the tournament, except when sitting out the tame draw with Denmark in the group phase, and will relish the big stage once again when Belgium provide the opposition in Saint Petersburg. The team labeled the "golden generation" because of the amount of talent inherent.

In fact, Giroud has failed to even get any of his 13 shots on target thus far - the most off-target shots a player has had at a World Cup since 1966.

The Red Devils' victory was only their second ever against Brazil, and first since a 1963 friendly match in Brussels. "I think the Belgian team is the most exhaustive team in all aspects of the game during this tournament - they are strong everywhere", Lloris told reporters at a pre-match press conference.

Brazil's defeat to Belgium is the fourth consecutive time that they've been knocked out by a European team - with all three of those sides going on to contest the final, with Germany crowned as eventual champions.

"We know there are going to be hard moments and we'll have to be ready to suffer".

Vincent Kompany, Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Raheem Sterling and Benjamin Mendy will all keep the sly blue flag flying in the World Cup semi-finals.

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