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Kazan/Nizhny Novgorod : Belgium stunned five-times World Cup winners Brazil 2-1 in the World Cup quarter-final here in Russia late last night. The European country took a 2-0 halftime lead with an own goal by when Fernandinho put the ball into his own net from a corner in the 13th minute.
The South Americans were open at the back and Belgium took advantage when Romelu Lukaku found De Bruyne who fired home the second in the 31st minute to earn a semi-final tie against France .
Brazil, ranked second in the world by FIFA, were the last remaining non-European team in the tournament after Les Bleus knocked out Uruguay in Friday’s first quarter-final.
In the other quarter-final match, France beat Uruguay 2-0 in Nizhny Novgorod yesterday. Goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann gave them a deserved victory over Uruguay.
The remaining two quarter-final matches will be played today. England will battle it out against Sweden at Samara. The match will start at 7.30 this evening. In the second match, hosts Russia will meet Croatia in Sochi at 11.30 PM.
The winners of today’s fixtures will face each other in the semi-finals on Wednesday. The Final is slated for the 15th of this month at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.