Belgium's Romalu Lukaku: My game is about more than scoring goals

Belgium celebrate against Japan

Brazil chased an equaliser in the last 14 minutes of the match in the wake of substitute Renato Augusto's fine headed goal.

Neymar says Brazil's World Cup elimination in Russian Federation is the saddest moment of his career and it will be hard to get back to playing soccer again.

Man-of-the-match De Bruyne said his team had passed a "test of character" in the closing 15 minutes as Brazil peppered the goal but were unable to find an equaliser.

Hazard on the ball.

What's more, it's the most dribbles attempted by a player with a 100% success rate in a World Cup fixture since 1966 per OptaJoe.

"We feel bad because Belgium played well".

It's one thing to go rehab with your trusted friends and advisers away from your team.

Belgium took advantage of some wide open spaces in the Brazil defence when Romelu Lukaku found an unmarked Kevin de Bruyne who fired home their second goal in the 31st.

Sweden’s gracious ambassador congratulates England on their victory
England will face off against the victor of Saturday's match between Russian Federation and Croatia for a spot in the World Cup final on Wednesday, July 11.

"Just treasure it and pass it down in the generations", Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said, still seemingly in awe of what his team achieved at the Kazan Arena.

There are more permanent reminders of the tournament in the murals of Neymar and Messi painted near the team hotels to afford them the same honour that Cristiano Ronaldo received when he came to Kazan for last year's FIFA Confederations Cup.

We had to be courageous tactically and to do that in a World Cup, the players have to believe.

"But I think the feeling I hate the most is Fernandinho, he basically lost the game for us".

Either England or Sweden will face either Russian Federation or Croatia in the other semifinal match on Wednesday in Moscow - a day after Belgium plays France in St. Petersburg.

However, this was no repeat of Belo Horizonte four years ago, when Brazil were thrashed 7-1 by Germany in the semi-finals on home soil, and they kept their shape and composure despite conceding two goals for the first time in 26 matches under Tite.

Hazard continued to cause Brazil's defence all sorts of problems after the break, while Neymar, who has been heavily criticisied in Russian Federation, produced an underwhelming display.

Martinez shook up his side by promoting Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli to the starting line-up, while dropping Dries Mertens to allow playmaker Kevin De Bruyne to play further forward.

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