Brazil vs. Belgium World Cup live stream info, channel

Elena Summers
July 6, 2018

"Wilian works with Hazard - he gives us a lot of information and this helps us with the strategy for sure", Cleber said.

But the nation´s "Golden Generation" have been reminded that the match against the favourites could represent the last chance for them to shine on the world stage.

Kompany is well aware of the talent in Brazil's squad, but he is also confident that Belgium can overcome the challenge.

Although Martinez says "power" will be vital against Brazil, he would be wise to remember that he also has one of the world's most decisive midfielders at his disposal.

They displayed some defensive frailties against Japan, but Martinez reorganised his team and they showed superb fighting spirit to get themselves back in the match.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup continues on Friday with a two-game slate.

"Taking penalties is a technique that is associated with emotional control", Tite said.

Brazil have been knocked out of the World Cup by a European side in each of the last three tournaments (France in 2006, Netherlands in 2010 and Germany in 2014). The first shootout came at the 1982 tournament in Spain. While Brazil have been constantly improving without ever being at their best, Belgium seem to have lost some form after playing a largely second string side against England in their last group game.

Those expectations have since been tempered after Belgium sneaked into the last eight following a last-gasp 3-2 win over Japan.

- Eden Hazard has been directly involved in 19 goals in his 18 games for Belgium under Martinez, scoring 10 and setting up nine.

Belgium still regret the day, exactly four years ago, when an opportunity begged and they fell short.

Belgium have many talented players and they won't make things easy for Brazil, but I still think la Selecao will manage to win the game.

"They've probably looked the strongest, most organized team of the true real contenders", Murphy said in an interview on Cheddar Thursday.

"If we play well against Brazil, we can attract even more supporters".

"They are very skillful, they are very tall, so our defence is going to have to be very well prepared to neutralise all of the opponent's attacks". Centre-back pairing Joao Miranda and Thiago Silva have been solid and despite Marcelo's injury, the back four have not been stretched.

The Manchester City midfielder has yet to start a game in Russian Federation but will replace Casemiro - who misses out through suspension - and is likely to be joined in the starting XI by club-mate Gabriel Jesus, despite the fact the forward has yet to score in the finals.

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