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Brazil will find it hard to topple Belgium

Brazil will find it hard to topple Belgium

Fernandinho is Brazil's starting XI in place of the suspended Casemiro and Marcelo is back in after suffering an injury during the group stage.

Brazil coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi fondly known as Tite is looking forward to a great game against Belgium in Friday's 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final clash at the Kazan Arena.

Real Madrid vice-captain, Marcelo, who was out with a back problem against Mexico, returns in place of Filipe Luis at left-back.

Ederson will continue on the Brazil bench as the second-choice behind Roma's Alisson, while Danilo will also be an option in reserve.

In a Kazan Arena expected to be awash with yellow-clad Brazil fans at the 1800 GMT kickoff, Belgian trio Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne have a chance to prove they can cut it at the highest global level after so many disappointments.

Despite Neymar's shenanigans, and a Brazil defence that has conceded just once in four games, Lukaku can not wait to play against Neymar.

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Imparting belief is an inexact science, but Southgate made clear much lay in deep preparation and in dispelling ghosts. The Colombia vs England game was a hard, physical contest, with many controversial moments and a ton of yellow cards.

Brazil are priced at 23/20 to win the match in 90 minutes, with Belgium available at 13/5 and the draw on offer at 12/5.

Willian will be going all out against Eden Hazard and Belgium when they meet in the quarterfinals of this year's World Cup. The holding midfielder should be replaced by Fernandinho in the middle of the park. The Red Devils did start the tournament with a sort of a crisis in defence, with both Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen unavailable. Kevin De Bruyne has been pulling the strings in midfield for his side effectively but his work has gone unnoticed for he has failed to create the expected magic.

'Even referees could be influenced by this controversy and punish Neymar unfairly, but he must try to relax and I believe manager Tite will try to calm him down, telling him to just play his game as always'. Fubo TV also offers three days of auto recording and 30 hours of Cloud DVR service in case you can't watch the Brazil Belgium soccer game immediately.

Brazil have had three consecutive 2-0 wins, but they've faced relatively modest competition. According to Sky Bet, Brazil is considered the favorite to win the World Cup at 5/2 odds, but Belgium isn't too far behind at 6/1. "With the players they have, I think both teams deserve to probably be a little bit further in this tournament and not face each other now but we have to play in the quarter-finals so we will see". They have only gone out twice at this stage in that run (against France in 2006 and Netherlands in 2010).

"If I seem more relaxed, it's because the players have put me in this position by playing better", said Tite. "The players who play against him are tough".

"We know it won't be easy, but we know we have the quality to make the difference".


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