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Between Brazil And Belgium, Who Will Make It To The Finals?

July 6, 2018, 9:59 PM IST iVideos iVideos
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Brazil hasn't overcome European opposition in the knockout stages since their 2002 World Cup victory. Since beating Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final, the five-time winners have been eliminated in the knockout stages. Brazil lost to France and Netherlands in the quarter-finals of the 2006 and 2010 World Cups and to Germany in the semi-finals in 2014. Belgium has a poor record against South American sides at the World Cup. Not only has Belgium never won any game against South American teams in the knockout stages, they haven’t even scored a goal. Belgium’s biggest problem in trying to beat Brazil is finding a way to score against a supremely well-drilled defence. Neymar will have to be careful not to pick up another booking as he would miss the semi-final should Brazil prevail. For Belgium, defender Jan Vertonghen and De Bruyne are carrying yellow cards as well.