Brazil v Belgium, 06 July 2018

Score2-1 to Belgium
RefereeMilorad Mažić
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Quarter-final
VenueKazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance42,873
Kick-off: 9.00pm local Brazil v Belgium was Match 58 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Refereeing team: Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia) Assistant Referee 1: Milovan Ristić (Serbia) Assistant Referee 2: Dalibor Djurdjević (Serbia) VAR: Daniele Orsato (Italy) Belgium had now reached their second World Cup semi-final, also 1986. Belgium had now scored more than 12 goals at a World Cup finals for the first time (now 14, 12 in 1986). Belgium were now unbeaten in their last 24 games (won 19); the longest current run of any nation left in the 2018 World Cup. This was Brazil's first defeat in their last 16 games in all competitions (won 11). Excluding own goals, Belgium now had nine different goalscorers at Russia 2018 World Cup. Only Italy in 2006 and France in 1982 (ten each) had more at a World Cup finals. With Brazil becoming the last South American nation to be eliminated from Russia 2018, a European nation would now be the winners for a fourth consecutive World Cup (Italy in 2006, Spain in 2010 and Germany in 2014). Brazil had now won one of the 12 games at the World Cup finals when they had been two or more goals behind (versus Sweden in the third-place playoff in 1938). Fernandinho became the second Brazil player to score an own goal in a game at the World Cup finals; also Marcelo versus Croatia in 2014. Kevin De Bruyne became the 100th player to score at the 2018 World Cup finals (excluding own goals).

1  Brazil

Manager: Tite

2  Belgium

Manager: Roberto Martinez

Goals:

Renato Augusto 76 G

Goals:

Fernandinho own goal 13 OG
Kevin De Bruyne 31 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker
Defender Fágner
Defender Miranda (captain)
Defender Thiago Silva
Defender/Midfielder Fernandinho
Defender/Midfielder Marcelo
Midfielder Paulinho
Midfielder Willian
Midfielder/Forward Philippe Coutinho
Forward Neymar

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Defender Thomas Meunier
Defender/Centre back Vincent Kompany
Defender/Midfielder Jan Vertonghen
Midfielder Nacer Chadli
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder Eden Hazard (captain)
Midfielder Axel Witsel
Midfielder/Forward Kevin De Bruyne
Forward Romelu Lukaku

Substitutions:

Roberto Firmino for Willian 46
Douglas Costa for Gabriel Jesus 58
Renato Augusto for Paulinho 73

Substitutions:

Thomas Vermaelen for Nacer Chadli 83
Youri Tielemans for Romelu Lukaku 87

Cards:

Fernandinho 85 Y
Fágner 90 Y

Cards:

Toby Alderweireld 47 Y
Thomas Meunier 71 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Cassio
Goalkeeper Ederson
Defender Filipe Luís
Defender Marquinhos
Defender Pedro Geromel
Midfielder Douglas Costa
Midfielder Fred
Midfielder Renato Augusto
Midfielder/Forward Roberto Firmino
Forward Taison

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Koen Casteels
Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet
Defender Dedryck Boyata
Defender Thomas Vermaelen
Defender/Midfielder Leander Dendoncker
Midfielder Yannick Carrasco
Midfielder Moussa Dembélé
Midfielder Thorgan Hazard
Midfielder Adnan Januzaj
Midfielder Youri Tielemans
Forward Michy Batshuayi
Forward Dries Mertens