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"It's a group of people who share a vision of making Belgian football proud and achieving something important and these players have done that". So how did they do it?

The highlight moment of the win was Kevin De Bruyne's superb strike for Belgium's second, after a glorious run from midfield and killer pass from Romelu Lukaku.

With one match to play until the semifinals, it feels like the tournament is wide open. Many of them won't. The first goal being an "own goal" (by Fernandinho), though Kompani's header was also excellent. Belgium thrashed the cup favourites Brazil, which had the likes of Neymar and Coutinho.

Prior to this opening goal, Brazil had already produced their first of what Opta defines as a "big chance" when Thiago Silva hit the post from Neymar's corner in the first ten minutes.

And this being Brazil there is always talent coming through.

The world record signing contributed two goals and an assist in five games for Brazil, which were not enough to get them to the semi finals of football's greatest showpiece.

All expected goals models produced numbers which lean heavily in Brazil's favour. We know there are going to be hard moments, and we'll have to be ready to suffer. Martinez will either bring back Yannick Carrasco or shift Jan Vertongen across.

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"Now there are more feelings of trust in each other to perform better than ever".

But they're out, leaving the unusual quartet of France, Belgium, Croatia and England.

France's Kylian Mbappe (3 goals) is the highest scoring teenager in a World Cup tournament since Pele scored six in 1958.

The Brazil squad were due to leave Russian soil on Saturday afternoon on a flight to Madrid, before carrying on to Rio de Janeiro, where they are due to arrive in the early hours of Sunday.

That all the four teams in the semifinals are European begs for a call for inward soul-searching from the rest of the world and that burden alone lies with the rise of showbiz rather than teamwork.

Against Japan, Belgium were harried and corralled by their opponent´s pressing and made clever changes for the next game against Brazil, where Fellaini and Nacer Chadli came in.

Belgium's progress represents more success for boss Roberto Martinez, who left Everton two years ago to mixed reviews.

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