FULL-TIME: Brazil 1-2 Belgium: PEEP PEEP! It’s all over and Brazil are OUT! Belgium are through and they face France in the semi-finals.
Brazil 1-2 Belgium: More proof that Coutinho really is the man for Brazil. He has 10 minutes to find another goal for his team.
50% - Philippe Coutinho has been involved in half of Brazil’s eight goals in this World Cup 2018 . Provider. #BRABEL #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/uoYtXhdTNV— OptaJean (@OptaJean) July 6, 2018
GOAL! BRAZIL 1-2 Belgium (Renato Augusto 76’): Brazil pull one back! Coutinho floats a ball in for substitute Renato Augusto who heads past Courtois. Game on!
HALF-TIME! Brazil 0-2 Belgium: Brazil are 45 minutes away from being eliminated from the World Cup! Can they turn it around in the second half? Tite has his work cut out at the break and they will have to go some to turn this one around.
GOAL! Brazil 0-2 BELGIUM (De Bruyne 31’): Brazil are in all sorts of trouble now. A quick break sees the ball fed to Kevin De Bruyne and he fires home a brilliant low shot.
GOAL! Brazil 0-1 BELGIUM (Fernandinho OG 13’): Belgium take the lead! Nacer Chadli with the corner, Vincent Kompany with a near-post flick, and the ball hits Fernandinho before going in.
KICKOFF! Brazil 0-0 Belgium: COME ON, BRAZIL! (Sorry, Vermaelen)
Starting XI: Alisson; Fágner, T.Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Paulinho, Fernandinho, Coutinho; Willian, G.Jesus, Neymar
Bench: Cássio (GK), Ederson (GK), Geromel, Marquinhos, Filipe Luis, Renato Augusto, Fred, Douglas Costa, Roberto Firmino, Taison, Casemiro (suspended), Danilo (injured)
Starting XI: Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen; Meunier, Fellaini, Witsel, Chadli; De Bruyne, Lukaku, Hazard
Bench: Mignolet (GK), Casteels (GK), Vermaelen, Carrasco, Mertens, T.Hazard, Tielemans, Januzaj, Dembélé, Boyata, Batshuayi, Dendoncker
The most anticipated game of the World Cup quarterfinals is here! It’s Brazil against Belgium in a game that will be fireworks! Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho are in action, so Barcelona fans have one more reasons to watch and join our LIVE BLOG!
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Date/Time: Friday, July 6, 2018, 8pm CET (Barcelona), 7pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 2pm EST, 11am PST (USA), 11.30pm IST (India)
Venue: Kazan Arena, Kazan
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