Brazil's Neymar has spent 14 minutes on the floor

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Brazil legend Ronaldo has revealed his opinion over the criticism directed at Neymar for his alleged play-acting during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Former World Cup winners Uruguay, France, and Brazil hope to secure a semifinal spot, while Belgium's greatest generation of talent looks to move closer to a maiden World Cup trophy. The two games will be played on July 6 at 7pm and 11pm respectively.

On Saturday, England play their quarter-final against Sweden in Samara, with a last-four clash against either Croatia or Russian Federation up for grabs.

In the group stage matches, Neymar wasted one minute and 56 seconds against Serbia, 3 minutes and 40 seconds against Switzerland.


While the Kazan murals have been popular with picture-snapping fans, one in Moscow proved more controversial when it emerged that the man tasked with decorating the city for the World Cup had commissioned a 12-storey portrait of his wife. I don't know if they're showing off.

Brazil versus Belgium is shaping up to be the game of the quarterfinals considering the depth and quality of both squads.

'However, we reached our goal, which was to qualify and we have been playing good football at the World Cup. They can't afford any hiccups like that against the Brazilians, whose backline should make the difference in this game.

Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens and Kevin De Bruyne are likely to give Brazil's defence the biggest test of their campaign so far, although the South Americans have only conceded once in four matches.


The third match will feature Sweden and England.

Neymar has had a contrasting 2018 World Cup. Neymar's antics in total have added up to 13 minutes and 50 seconds since the tournament began. I don't think referees have been protecting him enough. The difference between these two teams could be the presence of a star.

Shiven: This is definitely the best tie of the quarter finals.

Anmar Goodridge-Boyce is a 19-year-old sports journalist, IOC Young Reporter, football commentator with an associate degree in Mass Communication.


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