After taking the blame for France's World Cup quarter-final exit four years ago, Raphael Varane exorcised the ghosts of 2014 with the opening goal as France beat Uruguay 2-0 to advance to the semifinals in Russian Federation.
Pope Francis is trying to cheer up Brazilian soccer fans after the team's quarterfinal exit from the World Cup.
Croatia and Belgium have never won the tournament, although both have reached the semi final stage in previous editions. Also, Brazil is still one of the most popular teams, everybody wants to attend a Brazil game.
"I've got no background in all the culture and diversity in Belgium", Martinez said earlier in the tournament.
And Hazard's bracket is remarkably accurate, with five of eight quarter-finalists correctly predicted as well as France's meeting with Belgium in the semi-final.
Neymar and Roberto Firmino scored two second half goals to put the Selecao through into the next round.
"We're feeling better and better and delivering more and more solid performances", he said. "We can also vary our game, which it is a massive strength". "With all due respect for the great footballer who is Neymar, but at this World Cup he has not shown that he is worth his price tag".
"Very happy to be part of this team, I am proud of all, this interrupted our dream but it did not get out of our head or our hearts".
Neymar was ruled out by injury four years ago when Brazil slumped to a 7-1 defeat against Germany with Scolari in charge.
Laurence Griffiths/Getty ImagesNeymar looking anguished during Brazil's World Cup quarter-finals match against Belgium. Luckily for the Belgians or anyone else who might be considered a favorite at this point, Friday's match was the last one that will be played at Kazan Arena in this World Cup. Although an exceptional start to next season from Messi or incredible finish to the World Cup from someone like Neymar could make things very interesting, the only way I could really see Ronaldo relinquishing his crown is if Kane or Modric inspire their country to glory in Russian Federation.