World Cup 2018 Quarter-Final: Brazil vs Belgium Match Preview

Brazil is being always a hot favourite in this World Cup 2018. If you ask someone who is going to have the most goals in this world cup? The answer would be Brazil. Their intellectual playing and hunt for goal make them one of the most significant North American football playing countries in this world cup.

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Belgium scored 12 goals in this world cup till now. Thiago Silva and Marshall’s defensive playing give Brazil the chance to play in the quarter-final. Brazil toughly kept their defensive and attacking playing in this world cup till now.

After defending Mexico and Japan in the knockout round, Brazil and Belgium are facing each other in the quarter-final. Today they will be playing at Kazan Arena. Brazil defended Mexico by 2-0 goal; Neymar scored a goal and assisted one. On the other side, Belgium defended Japan in an exciting 3-2 goal match and takes a position in the quarter-final. Substitute players Sebastian Charlie’s last minute playing bring Belgium back into the game.

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An Eventful World Cup for Neymar:

This year World Cup 2018 has become an eventful world cup for Neymar. Neymar’s contribution to his team is significant despite that his controversial playing gives Neymar more discredit. The playing style with Mexico is not appreciated, his fan did not expect him to play like this and they are also not supporting his playing style. Fans are criticizing his playing style.

Brazilian coach is also criticizing Neymar for his playing style in this world cup 2018. He said this is not an example for football, I am seeing some kids playing football, he also said football is a strategic game, one should play it attentively, it is a manly game there is no room for clowning.

Nacer Chadli’s 94 minutes winning goal not only gave Belgium the opportunity to play in the quarter-final but also gave them the respect of becoming the first team after 48 years to win like this. It was also a privilege for Martinez. Even before he played like this about 9 times against Panama 3-0, Tunisia 5-2 and England 1-0.

If Belgium wants to win today’s match they will have to play along Neymar’s rhythmic playing style in the field.

After being injured several times in this tournament Neymar played a vital role against Mexico match. He even helped Firmino to score his debut goal in this World Cup 2018, Russia. Everybody’s Eyes are on Neymar because of his cool strategy and able to play every sector will give Brazil an extra dimension to the game.


Challenge for Belgium:

Brazil’s attacking play and defending midfield would be a challenge for Belgium to score against Brazil. Belgium is not performing well against a strong defence which reminders us Belgium and Switzerland’s match where the match ended a 1-1 draw. Because Belgium is not good at breaking the defence of their opponent.

Thiago Silva and Miranda will play everything they got to bring Brazil into the semi-final. Where they will face France or Uruguay. After Mexico’s match Silva said that it was never an easy win for them but our strong defence brings that win for us.

Brazil doesn’t want to make mistake like Japan. After being the 2-0 goal ahead Japan could not win that match because of their shaky defence. And Brazil knows that they have a strong defence which can bring them victory. And everyone is looking forward to it.

French radio consultant William galas was a former Defender. He said that he likes Silver and Marinda’s playing. According to him, they are the best defending couple in this tournament.

Let’s look at the Brazil vs. Belgium betting lines: Current betting line

Belgium wins: +350

Brazil wins: +100

Draw: +210

Total goals: 2

OVER: +100

Under: -120

Brazil: Alisson; Fagner, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Paulinho, Fernandinho, Coutinho; Willian, Jesus, Neymar.

Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen; Chadli, Witsel, De Bruyne, Meunier; Fellaini, E. Hazard; Lukaku

Now we all have to wait till the kick off to see who is going to keep their dream alive to become the next champion.

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