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Kompany trying to hide Belgium's 'fear', says Miranda

Kompany trying to hide Belgium's 'fear', says Miranda

"Filipe Luis played very well in those matches, but Marcelo is coming back", he said.

And Brazil star player Neymar is in top form and will be looking to cause problems for Belgium's back line, which allowed two goals against Japan.

Martinez feels his side, despite being stacked with individual talent, cannot be regarded as favourites due to their inexperience but he is convinced they can flourish.

"The two sides are very similar in terms of qualities", added Martinez.

Neymar has been slammed for his theatrics at the World Cup.

"When you go into a tournament if you don't have that know-how of winning one you can't have an advantage on the opponent".

And now they have a great opportunity to make history by beating Brazil. We need to be at our best. If we show the same mentality as we did on Monday, we have a big chance.

"There is something special in this squad".

Should Kompany feature in the match against Brazil, he will nearly certainly come across Neymar, who at this tournament has come under heavy criticism for "theatrics" in order to gain a positive decision from referees on the pitch. "I feel we're as ready as we'll ever be".

He hit the net twice in Belgium's opening two games, firing braces in a 3-0 win over Panama and another in a 5-2 win over Costa Rica as Roberto Martinez's men underlined their potential. Not only has Belgium never won any game against South American teams in the knockout stages, they haven't even scored a goal.

This will be the fifth meeting between these sides.

This combination of photos shows fans of Brazil (L) and Belgium supporting their team during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup football tournament.

Marcelo wins a corner down the left flank, Brazil's first of the match. The Red Devils' wit and perseverance will now be tested against the juggernaut of Brazil in a quarter-final which will be played on July 7, Friday. According to Sky Bet, Brazil is considered the favorite to win the World Cup at 5/2 odds, but Belgium isn't too far behind at 6/1.

The quarter finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup start Friday - and the games for that day include the highly anticipated match between Belgium and Brazil, following Belgium's last-minute comeback during their game with Japan. Services including Hulu Live, Fubo TV, DirecTV Now, Playstation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV all have packages available with some or all of the channels broadcasting 2018 World Cup matches.

Chelsea's Eden Hazard will be one to watch once again, with the forward directly involved in 19 goals in his last 18 games for the national team.

"As a former defender, I love watching Silva and Miranda play", former France defender William Gallas said in his role as a consultant for French radio station RMC.

Gabriel Jesus's starting spot could be in doubt after another positive contribution from substitute Roberto Firmino against Mexico.

Defensive midfielder Casemiro has been ruled out due to accumulation of yellow cards and set to be replaced by Fernandinho in the starting XI.


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