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Belgium upsets Brazil to face France in the cup semis

July 6, 2018 7:50 pm

Belgium produced a brilliant performance to knock five-time winners Brazil out of the World Cup and reach the semi-finals for the first time since 1986.

Belgium beat Brazil 2-1 this morning.

According to BBC Sports, Brazil had conceded just one goal in their past four games in Russia but were behind early when Nacer Chadli’s corner struck Fernandinho’s arm and flew into the net, the 10th own goal of this World Cup.

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Fernandinho’s Manchester City team-mate Kevin de Bruyne then scored their second goal to put them seal the victory.

However, the South Americans became the latest heavyweight to depart the competition after holders Germany and other past winners Argentina, Spain and Uruguay.

Impressive Belgium will now face France, 2-0 winners over Uruguay, in a semi-final in St Petersburg next Wednesday.

The other semi-final in Moscow on Thursday will be contested between the winners of tomorrow’s quarter-finals featuring Sweden and England, and Russia and Croatia.

Meanwhile, tomorrow, at 2am Sweden plays England while Russia faces Croatia four hours later.

The final is scheduled for 16th of this month at 3am.

You can watch the entire tournament live on FBC TV.

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