Willian aiming to end World Cup dream for Chelsea teammates on Belgium

Top scorers meet best defence in Brazil v Belgium clash

Belgium, who came from behind to beat Japan in a thrilling last-16 match, have fast become the favourite team of many fans of countries already eliminated for their attractive style of flowing football, a role their old rivals the Netherlands often occupied. "If it's a collective performance and we fight for each other, we have a chance, and whatever Neymar will not matter much".

"It´s a dream match for our players", Martinez told Belgian press after sealing qualification for the last eight with a last-gasp 3-2 victory over Japan in the first phase of the knockout rounds. He is one of the best players in the world, but now I am on a different side and I want to do everything to win.

By contrast, Brazil looked fairly assured in dispatching Mexico, riding an early storm before finishing in commanding, composed fashion.

Since beating Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final, the five-time victor has been eliminated by European sides in the three subsequent competitions.

The Brazilians may be best known, historically, for their "jogo bonito" (beautiful game), but the current side are miserly in defence.

Everything you need to know ahead of Brazil and Belgium's quarter-final match on Friday. If you have to fall with the fouls, fall. We trust him to continue with us.

The Brazil boss has a host of injuries and suspensions to deal with: Casemiro is suspended, while Douglas Costa, Marcelo and Danilo are all doubts to be fit. The Paris Saint-Germain star is their talisman and standout star.

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"The team has evolved since the first game", he said. Fernandinho's main task will be subduing City team-mate Kevin De Bruyne.

Belgium came to this World Cup in Russian Federation as something of dark horses, widely considered a team capable of big things, but also one haunted by memories of talented Belgian sides that struggled to find their footing at tournaments past. They have only gone out twice at this stage in that run (against France in 2006 and Netherlands in 2010).

And they took the lead in Samara when PSG superstar Neymar poked home Chelsea winger Willian's inviting cross into the box after 51 minutes.

Brazil have their own flair in forward areas thanks to talisman Neymar.

- The Selecao have been knocked out of the World Cup by a European side in each of the last three tournaments (France in 2006, Netherlands in 2010 and Germany in 2014).

- Belgium's Romelu Lukaku has scored with four of his five shots on target so far at the World Cup.

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