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Belgium beats Brazil 2-1, meets France in semi finals

Belgium beat Brazil 2-1 in a thrilling quarter final clash on Friday and would be meeting France in the semi finals, next Tuesday.

The match started with both teams trying to find an opening to score and Belgium took the lead in the 13th minute.

Defender Vicent Kompany’s header of a corner kick was deflected by Fernandinho who scored an own goal, putting the Belgians ahead.

Belgium have been relentless in their attacks, and Kevin De Bruyne, named Man of the Match, drilled the ball into the far corner of the Brazilian goalkeeper in 31st minute to double the lead and intensify suffering of the South Americans.

Brazil came into the second half with further determination to narrow the gap, and had 14 shots on the goal compared to Belgium’s one.

The Brazilians were pressing heavily and the ball was literally in the Belgian side of the pitch.

Brazil’s attempts were finally fruitful. Coutinho sent a cross into the area and Renato Agusuto’s header found the nets of Thibaut Courtois in 76th minute.

It was Courtois who saved a volley from Neymar in the final minute of the match that prevented what could have been a dramatic equalizer.

Source: Kuwait News Agency