Brazil arrive back in Rio de Janeiro following quarter-final defeat

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The opportunity created by Argentina and Portugal's last-16 exits was not grasped by Neymar as he turned in a frustrating display in the 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Belgium.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Lloris said: "They are an exhaustive team, they know how to do everything". I think for me they are an example for any young player who wants to play the game. Martinez hopes to succeed where they failed by employing a two-year process to ensure "this is a team, this is not a group of individuals". "We can't give him any space either, so it is going to take a collective effort".

Following Croatia's shootout win over Russia, Fox Sports soccer analyst Alexi Lalas suggested that Russia 2018 was the greatest World Cup ever. "It is an opportunity in our careers and we have to grab it with both hands".

Thumping headers from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli were enough to secure a first world cup semi-final berth for the Three Lions in 28 years.

Romelu Lukaku is the most unsafe player in the two teams according to xG, averaging 0.68 non-penalty xG so far at this World Cup. I'm very happy to be part of this team, I'm proud of all the players.

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Brazil won the last of its five World Cup titles in 2002 with a team led by Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho.

The quarter-finals stage of the World Cup is well underway, after Uruguay lost to France at the Nizhny Novgorod on Friday afternoon. Only after the final will we know if the champion and its star or stars match up to the greats of the past.

The good news is that, if mystic Eden is to be believed, then England will beat Sweden today and then make it to the World Cup Final for the first time since 1996.

The squad touched down at Galeao International Airport airport after flying from Kazan as they began coming to terms with their latest World Cup disappointment.

SAMARA, Russia - England achieved something David Beckham's generation never managed: It reached the semifinals of the World Cup.

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