Belgium created a splendid execution to thump five-time victors Brazil out of the World Cup and achieve the semi-finals out of the blue since 1986.
Roberto Martinez’s side turned on the style in Kazan to clock up their fifth straight win of the competition and guarantee the semi-finals will be challenged by four European sides out of the blue since 2006.
Brazil had yielded only one objective in their previous four amusements in Russia however were behind early when Nacer Chadli’s corner struck Fernandinho’s arm and flew into the net, the tenth possess objective of this World Cup.
Fernandinho’s Manchester City colleague Kevin de Bruyne multiplied Belgium’s lead with a heavenly arrowed complete from 20 yards after Romelu Lukaku’s ground-breaking run.
In an engaging and open diversion, Brazil hit the post when the match was goalless – Thiago Silva missing before a vast net after Neymar’s corner – before substitute Renato Augusto gave Brazil trust with a headed objective after Philippe Coutinho’s delightful pass.
In any case, the South Americans turned into the most recent heavyweight to leave the opposition after holders Germany and other past champs Argentina, Spain and Uruguay.
Great Belgium will now confront France, 2-0 champs over Uruguay prior on Friday, in a semi-last in St Petersburg next Tuesday, 10 July