Fest possible in France-Belgium World Cup semifinal

Brazil’s coach Tite shouts instructions to his players during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara on 2 July 2018

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"You have to accept that Brazil have finesse and they will break you down but we did not accept it". He's helped me from when I arrived in England, we have a very special and close relationship. The France match will be one of the biggest in my career.

"I don't think we would have seen the likes of (John) Stones and (Harry) Maguire playing in the way that they did in the past". Only Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico, who were knocked out in the round of 16 by Brazil, has had more saves in the 2018 World Cup with 24.

It's a move Neymar has pulled numerous times throughout the World Cup, whether for sympathy, to draw a penalty kick, or some combination of both.

With former France striker Thierry Henry as an assistant coach, Belgium has top-scored in Russian Federation, with 14 goals in its five World Cup matches.

"When you go into a tournament and you haven't got the know-how of winning a tournament you can not have an advantage over the opponent".

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Seven of England's nine goals in the tournament have come from dead-ball situations, a statistic not lost on Andersson. It's a quarterfinal, and a lot of emotions come into the game.

Messi and Ronaldo's early exits from the World Cup have opened the possibility that their Ballon d'Or duopoly could be broken for the first time since 2007. "We can hurt them up front". "Very happy to be part of this team, I am proud of all".

"That for me is quite symbolic and why I joined the England FA five years ago because I believed that was possible".

The 25-year-old said France expect "a very hard game" against Belgium, adding that his relatively young French squad "will have to give the best of ourselves" and that they are looking to show their "growth" and "maturity".

Courtois entered the tournament as one of the top goalkeepers in the world along with Spain's David De Gea. The game stopped for several minutes as players from both squads pushed and shoved while Mbappe lay on the pitch simulating an injury until Argentine referee Nestor Pitana issued yellow cards to him and Cristian Rodriguez.

Information from Reuters was used in this report.

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