Fans welcome Brazil team with stones after crashing out of World Cup

WORLD CUP 2018 | GRAEME SOUNESSJuly 8 2018 12:01am The Sunday Times Brilliant Belgium bound for final at expense of no-frills France Graeme Souness

WORLD CUP 2018 | GRAEME SOUNESSJuly 8 2018 12:01am The Sunday Times Brilliant Belgium bound for final at expense of no-frills France Graeme Souness

Eden Hazard has revealed he supported France growing up ahead of playing them with Belgium. He speaks to us, we can talk about football as we can talk about other things with Thierry.

His presence on the opposition bench has been described by France striker Olivier Giroud as "bizarre", with the Chelsea man keen to show Henry he has chosen the wrong camp.

"Thierry Henry brings that as an ex-footballer of elite thoughts".

De Bruyne also admitted that it felt like a "now or never" moment for this Belgium squad who, after quarter-finals together at the last two global tournaments, have already take a step forward in beating Brazil last Friday to reach the last four.

"My awareness, my skills, my shooting, my control in front of the goal, my actions, where I have to be on the field, scoring goals out of nowhere - that's what big players do, don't wait for the ball to come in front of you, you have to create the goal yourself", said Lukaku.
"Maybe in the World Cup or Euros (before) some players didn't have the feeling of winning at all".

Brazil went 2-0 down in the first half against Belgium with Fernandinho's own goal being followed up by a magical finish from Kevin de Bruyne, but in the second half they laid siege to the European's goal.

Fred has expressed his disappointment on social media after tournament favourites Brazil crashed out of the World Cup at the quarter-final stage.

"It's a unique opportunity for all the team, for all of Belgium, for all the hard work that has been done, not just in the past two years but the last 10 to 15 years developing these young players".