FIFA world cup: Belgium send Brazil packing, enter semi-final
New Delhi: In the FIFA world cup, Belgium stunned five-times world cup winners Brazil 2-1 in the quarter-final at Kazan late last night.
Belgium took a 2-0 halftime lead with an own goal by when Fernandinho put the ball into his own net from a corner in the 13th minute.
The South Americans were open at the back and Belgium took advantage when Romelu Lukaku found De Bruyne who fired home the second in the 31st minute. Renato Augusto scored for Brazil.
Belgium set up semi-final clash with France
In the other quarter-final match, France beat Uruguay 2-0 in Nizhny Novgorod yesterday. Goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann gave them a deserved victory over Uruguay. With this win, France has set up Semifinal clash against Belgium in St Petersburg on Tuesday.
The remaining two quarter-final matches will be played today. England will battle it out against Sweden at Samara. The match will start at 7.30 this evening. In the second match, hosts Russia will meet Croatia in Sochi at 11.30 PM.
The winners of today’s fixtures will face each other in the semi-finals on Wednesday. The Final is slated for the 15th of this month at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.