Belgium upsets 5-time world champion Brazil

Mae Harvey
July 7, 2018

France are playing Uruguay in the first quarter-final of the World Cup today.

The 27-year-old set up Raphael Varane's opening goal with a perfectly weighted free-kick before scoring with a long-range effort that slipped through the hands of Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

Brazil have not lifted the World Cup since 2002 and will have to stand by and watch as a European side win it for the fourth time in a row.

Sweden will be forced into at least one change for the quarter-final clash in Samara as Celtic full-back Mikael Lustig will miss the game through suspension.

"The lads would always be prepared to risk injury for these games, but that can't be to the detriment of the performance level. You'd want him to come off the bench, although you've got Rashford as well". If you look at the teams they've beaten, they're not ripping it up. "We played against the handsome Uruguay side but we played better than them and had more control, especially in the second half", said Deschamps.

"I've already said enough about Cavani".

Mbappe is "creating his own chances and at the same time going at the back of defenders", Saha said, talking about the teenager's style. Well, it's fun for England to have that sort of confidence.

"Despite all the good things he's doing, he's only learning".

"To score against Sweden is extremely hard", Eriksson told Sky Sports News.

"We might not have the best team on paper or individually, but as a team we are very high achievers and this symbolises all of us".

Reaching the semi-finals would be unbelievable for the home nation, who were written off before the tournament had even begun.

Sweden's presence in the last eight of the World Cup may surprise some, but people should remember that Andersson's team finished ahead of the Netherlands in qualifying before then beating Italy in the play-offs, while only a 95th minute goal condemned them to defeat against Germany in their second group match, reports Xinhua news agency.

"It's a team with a very different profile to Argentina, extremely well-organised in defence and then very unsafe on the counter attacks". A pair of Russian dolphins have subsequently taken over the role of psychic sea animals, and the aquatic mammals are confident of victory for Stanislav Cherchesov's men against Croatia.

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