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Roberto Martinez masterminded one of the upsets of the World Cup so far when his Belgium team defeated favourties Brazil 2-1 in Kazan on Friday. Two first half goals, one an own goal and the other from the impressive Kevin De Bruyne gave Belgium a 2-0 first half lead before substitute Augusto pulled one back for Brazil in the second half.

A lively start to the game saw De Bruyne get the first look at goal in the second minute, but he dragged effort wide.

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Photo: Tearful David Luiz (Reuters)

Like a hot knife through butter, so Die Mannschaft cut through the Selecao in a ruthless first half display of football to make a mockery of the five time world champions in their own home at the Belo Horinzonte stadium on Tuesday, in first the semi-final of the World Cup.

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Photo: David Luiz has been solid at the back while scoring two goals for Brazil so far. (Getty Images)

A battered and bruised Brazil team takes on a stretched but solid German team in the first of the two semi-finals at the FIFA World Cup. The dream of lifting the trophy is now within touching distance but still it could be far away for either team. The prize for winning such a huge encounter is a place in the final of the World Cup which will be played in the historic Maracana Stadium on Sunday July 13th.

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Photo: James Rodriguez and Neymar (Getty Images)

In a clash that has been built on two of the young superstars of world football, Colombia will be hoping the inspiration from the 20th anniversary of Andres Escobar's death gets them passed hosts Brazil. For coach Jose Pekerman it will be even sweeter to get the better of Brazil not just to be in the semis but he is an Argentine which means Brazil is the greatest enemy.

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Photo: James Rodriguez (Getty Images)

Seven of the leading goal scorers in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil will continue their hunt for the coveted Golden Boot when the competition resumes tomorrow with the quarter-final round.

Colombian James Rodriguez whose stocks have risen significantly since the start of the tournament is the only player in contention who scored in the round of 16. Rodriguez scored both goals in Colombia’s 2-0 win over Uruguay to jump to the head of the pile.

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Photo: Brazil celebrates David Luiz's goal against Chile (Getty Images)

The business end of the World cup got underway on Saturday with host nation and one the favourites, Brazil and "Dark Horse" Chile which was an all South American match up . The game had all the hype and excitement leading up to the kick-off as many expected the Brazilians to find their "SAMBA" rhythm and the Chilean's to bring their usual fluent and flamboyant attacking style.

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Photo: Alexis Sanchez and Neymar battle for the ball (Getty Images)

The group stages are now over and the 16 teams that remain will be gunning for a place in the final 8 (quarter-finals) as the knock-out stages kicks off on Saturday. Hosts Brazil has a tough fixture on their hands as they take on neighbours Chile in a crunch clash in Belo Horizonte.

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Photo: Neymar celebrates after scoring against Cameroon (Getty Images)


After two less than stellar performances in the first round of the FIFA World Cup the hosts and one of the tournament favourites Brazil finally showed up with a scintillating attacking display to sweep aside Cameroon 4-1 and top Group A with a total of 7 points.