#GlobalNews: « Belgium dumps Brazil out of World Cup, arrange semi-final conflict with France – National « 


Belgium ended Brazil‘s dream of a sixth World Cup title once they beat the South Americans 2-1 in a dramatic, enthralling end-to-end quarter-final on Friday to earn a semi-final tie in opposition to France.

Brazil dominated the opening phases, with Thiago Silva hitting the submit, however went behind when midfielder Fernandinho put the ball into his personal internet from a nook within the 13th minute.

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Belgium took benefit of some vast open areas within the Brazil defence when Romelu Lukaku discovered an unmarked Kevin de Bruyne who fired house their second aim within the 31st.

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois saves from Brazil’s Neymar in the course of the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium on the 2018 World Cup within the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia, July 6, 2018.

AP Photo/Frank Augstein

Brazil threw every part at Belgium within the second half and at last discovered a well past goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois with a Renato Augusto header within the 76th minute. But regardless of laying siege to the Belgian aim, they may not discover an equaliser.

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Earlier Friday, Raphael Varane’s glancing header and a goalkeeping blunder that gifted Antoine Griezmann a delicate aim gave France a 2-Zero victory over Uruguay within the first quarter-final.

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Varane’s 40th-minute header from a Griezmann free kick was solely the second aim Uruguay had conceded all event. The South Americans went near equalising simply earlier than the break just for Martin Caceres’s goal-bound header to be brilliantly turned onto a submit by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

France’s Raphael Varane, proper, is challenged by Uruguay’s Cristhian Stuani in the course of the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France on the 2018 World Cup within the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, July 6, 2018.

AP Photo/Martin Meissner

But it was an error by Uruguay keeper Fernando Muslera that settled it when he tried to palm a routine long-range, swerving Griezmann shot after 61 minutes however misjudged it and allowed it to slide previous him.

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Uruguayhard-hit by the absence of injured key striker Edinson Cavani, confirmed loads of dedication looking for a approach again however France managed the ball effectively to safe their Saint Petersburg semi-final slot.

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