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Roberto Martínez has led Belgium to the World Cup quarterfinals

Roberto Martínez has led Belgium to the World Cup quarterfinals

The Selecao were seen as the favourites to triumph at this summer's competition, and Neymar recovered from a broken foot to feature for the five-time winners in Russian Federation.

Lukaku is now a key member of the Belgian World Cup squad, which secured an impressive 2-1 quarter-final win over pre-tournament favourites Brazil on Friday to win a place in the semi-final, where they will face a tough encounter against France. "Our finishing was shambolic throughout the World Cup".

Also striking: the final four teams are all European. Most recently, Belgium lost 1-0 to Argentina in the 2014 quarterfinals.

Belgium's golden generation laid down a marker by beating favourites Brazil on Friday in Kazan thanks to a Fernandinho own goal and Kevin De Bruyne's strike.

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However, in Fifa World Cup 2018, the status quo has changed so far.

France defender Lucas Hernandez insists the prospect of facing Eden Hazard holds no fears for him after he played a part in taming Lionel Messi earlier in the World Cup. We know it will be a tough match. Both players went into the World Cup as front runners for the award on the back of yet another impressive season for their clubs.

"I think Eden is in a great moment of his career", Martinez said before the tournament.

Roberto Martinez's swashbuckling Belgium side head into Tuesday's semi-final with familiar foes France as the World Cup's leading scorers, but their old rivals have evolved as the tournament has progressed and will also be full of confidence.

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"Everything is open, up for grabs", he said.

Belgium are a victory over France away from securing their place in the final held at the Luzhniki Stadium, but things could have been so different for the Chelsea forward had he not learnt the value of being professional. Lukaku has four but seven of his teammates have scored, too.

The first quarter-final match was played between Uruguay and France.

The match, however, may be won at the other end of the field.

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Suárez was sent home on both the occasions and might as well be this time, if Uruguay fails to beat France in the quarter-finals. That is a good description of us", Andersson told reporters on Friday. "Many things must be right to beat a team like England .

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