A Wild World Cup to remember

Brazil's forward Neymar on the ground during FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 against Mexico at the Samara Arena

It wasn't Neymar's day against Belgium in the Fifa World Cup quarterfinals.

"I told him recently that he must thank God for the talent he has been given".

This summer, he has managed to become Belgium's all time top scorer with 40 goals.

He pointed to a dream team of Belgium and Brazil players selected by a panel of television experts before Friday's match, which included only three members from the European sides. "We believed we could beat Brazil, the team of the World Cup".

"They are two players who are winners, they are fighters, they are survivors".

"I don't feel pressure, but I'm excited about playing in a very special match".

This was supposed to be the World Cup where the greats dazzled with a string of performances that would leave fans purring and have future generations uttering their names for years to come.

Adding, "We know how sacred the World Cup is for Brazilian football fans".

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Controvery asidJapan finished second in Group H via the fair play rule, having received fewer yellow cards than Senegal. Japan had four yellow cards and Senegal six, and neither nation had a red card, so Japan plays in the round of 16.

In Tuesday's matchup, France goes for its second world championship, whereas Belgium's best finish was fourth place in 1986. Or maybe this is year that England finally, finally, wins another major global tournament.

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Fellaini and Chadli are not the only players in the squad with African heritage, of course, with Romelu Lukaku, Vincent Kompany, Dedryck Boyata and Michy Batshuayi all having at least one Congolese parent, while Mousa Dembele's father is from Mali.

World Cup games can be defined by the quality of the play, the drama or what is at stake.

Eden Hazard has been directly involved in 14 goals in his last 14 games for Belgium (8 goals, 6 assists).

But into the vacuum, a new star: France's 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe, likened to the great Pele after he burned through Argentina, scoring two goals and winning a penalty in a 4-3 victory for Les Bleus. It's a really tough game to call but I don't see it going to extra-time as these two will be both going all-out attack.

Francis often meets with visiting national football teams, has a collection of gifted jerseys and frequently promotes the value of sports particularly for young people. This is his time to shine.

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