Brazil elimination 'saddest moment of my career' - Neymar

Brazil elimination 'saddest moment of my career' - Neymar

Brazil elimination 'saddest moment of my career' - Neymar

"Maybe, I will [have it] tomorrow or later", Firmino said.

"Brazil know how to win World Cups, they've done it more than any other country so they've got that psychological barrier out of the way".

Kevin De Bruyne has developed into a "leader" for Belgium and is "essential" to their World Cup chances, says coach Roberto Martinez. "So for us, it's certainly going to be a good test to see where we stand as a team".

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"Very happy to be part of this team, I am proud of all, interrupted our dream but they did not get out of our head and neither of our hearts".

Former United defender Ferdinand is among those to have been impressed by a striker who can look unplayable on his day, telling BBC Sport: "It's like playing in the school playground and you have a 16-year-old playing against the 11-year-olds".

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Neymar, who only just recovered from a metatarsal injury in time to play in Russian Federation, spoke of his pride in his team-mates, who failed to emulate Brazil's achievement of reaching the semi-finals in 2014.

"We know what we are capable of but Brazil are the favourites, putting us into a different role".

"I'm not anxious at all: I think the Spanish media is dreaming a bit. I think it will be the match of the tournament". It has fueled confidence inside the Belgium camp that it can deal with adversity and make the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1986.

France beat the Selecao in the 2006 edition quarter-finals in Germany, only to reach the final and concede defeat to Italy.

"I think the individual talent is quite a big weapon for both teams", he said. Against Brazil, it will not be about ball possession, but what you do with it. Not only has Belgium not won any of its games against South American teams in the knockout stages, it hasn't even managed to score a goal.

Information from Reuters was used in this report.

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