Brazil vs Belgium

Brazil vs Belgium: World Cup 2018, What time is kick-off today, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction

The country that progresses to the semi-final of the 2018 Russia World Cup, where they will face either Uruguay or France.

There is a worry for Brazil heading into the Belgium match: the team will be without midfielder Casemiro, who is suspended after picking up a second yellow card in the 2-0 win over Mexico in the round of 16. Casemiro has provided a strong shield in front of the Brazilian defense.

One option could see Fernandinho come into the side for a role he is accustomed to playing at Manchester City.

Neymar will have to be careful not to pick up another booking as he would miss a semi-final should Brazil prevail. Others walking a tightrope are midfielder Philippe Coutinho and defender Filipe Luis.

For Belgium, defender Jan Vertonghen and De Bruyne are carrying yellow cards as well.

Romelu Lukaku is expected to start without any problems, having played against Japan on Sunday after missing Belgium’s match with England. Belgium are otherwise injury free.

To get past Belgium in the quarter-finals at the World Cup, Brazil have to do something they have not been able to do since they last won the tournament in 2002: overcome European opposition in the knockout stages.

Fortunately for the Selecao, Belgium have a poor record against South American sides at the World Cup. Not only have Belgium not won any of their games against South American teams in the knockout stages, they haven’t even managed to score a goal.

Unlike the game against Japan, Roberto Martinez said, Belgium will be the underdog in the quarter-final against Brazil and as such should play with a certain amount of freedom.

“I think it’s a game that when you are a little boy, you dream of being involved in a World Cup, facing Brazil in a quarter-final,” he added, “so from our point of view we can enjoy from the first second.”

Brazil coach Tite dismissed talk that his team are favourites to win the match against Belgium, let alone the World Cup.

There are more stars in this one than an arctic sky. The first real test for either team, Belgium to scare Brazil and take them almost all the way before Brazil nick it in extra time.

Belgium vs Brazil

World Cup 2018 LIVE:  Brazil vs Belgium, plus latest news from England and Russia ahead of quarter-finals, predictions, updates

The quarter-finals get underway in Russia in what should be a thrilling day at the 2018 World Cup.

In the first match of the day, France return from their impressive last-16 victory over Argentina last week with a much stiffer challenge in front of them as they take on Uruguay Football in Nizhny Novgorod, with a place in the semi-finals up for grabs.

That match kicks off at 15:00, but attentions will quickly turn to the day’s evening kick-off as Brazil and Belgium collide in a heavyweight encounter that could prove to be one of the games of the tournament. With the two winners set to meet in the semi-finals next Tuesday in St Peterburg, the stakes couldn’t be any higher.

We’ll also be looking towards England quarter-final clash with Sweden on Saturday, so follow all of the live action from Russia below.

But more than anything, France are the first team to progress to the semi-finals following their 2-0 victory against Uruguay.

That’s it for this afternoon’s entertainment though, folks. I’m sure you’ll be well entertained later this evening as Belgium take on Brazil.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is down to 8 teams and we’ve got two scintillating quarterfinal matches this Friday. First up is France vs. Uruguay, followed by Brazil vs. Belgium.

Of the remaining teams, Brazil comes in as the odds-on favorite to win the Cup, with all eyes on the great Neymar, who was accused of a bit of over-acting in his team’s 2-0 win against Mexico earlier in the week. Meanwhile Belgium, led by the trio of Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku, had a remarkable comeback against Japan, winning on a last-second goal in stoppage time. Should be a good one!

Here’s how you can watch the match and more. On TV, it will only be carried on FS1 and Telemundo, not Fox. (Note: CNET may get a commission from subscriptions placed through services featured in this article.

The 2018 World Cup champion will be crowned on July 15. The final match is set to start at 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT) on Sunday, July 15 from Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. It will be broadcast on Fox.

Twitter and Snapchat have partnered with Fox Sports to show highlights in the US. You can see every goal scored from every game just moments after it happens on Twitter, in addition to game previews, recaps and other live programming from Moscow’s Red Square with US soccer greats Landon Donovan and Alexi Lalas. On Snapchat, you can watch videos of behind-the-scenes highlights and reactions from soccer fans across the world.

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