Henry's World Cup experience the 'missing piece' for Belgium

Tite talks to Neymar during the round of 16 match between Brazil and

Tite talks to Neymar during the round of 16 match between Brazil and

"I feel that's probably the biggest strength that we have as a football team".

"I am very happy he is joining our club and I believe our players know how important he can be in our team", he told the Manchester United website. We know there are going to be hard moments, and we'll have to be ready to suffer.

France, Belgium, England and Croatia have proved to be formidable in Russian Federation.

Headlines in the aftermath of the victory over Mexico focused on Neymar's theatrical reaction to challenges made on him rather than his performance, and he was powerless to stop Brazil losing 2-1 to Belgium in the last eight.

France vs. Belgium promises to be the pick of the two semifinals, because both teams are rapier-quick, packed with talent, favor open, attacking play and have outstanding players - Mbappe for France, Kevin de Bruyne for Belgium - who can make a difference.

The 1950 World Cup is known more for Brazil's failure than Uruguay's triumph, while the 1982 tournament is a rare example of a team who didn't win the tournament - Brazil - being remembered more fondly than the eventual winners, Italy.

The results as well the build-up to the World Cup have demonstrated that there has been a power shift. He was also in charge of the quarter final duel between France and Uruguay at Nizhny Novgorod on 6th July (2-0).

Many will blame Brazil's exit on the way their attacking moves were constantly funnelled towards their No. 10 in the hope that the forward would deliver the world-class individual skill he is capable of, but which he rarely delivered throughout the tournament in Russian Federation.

Going into the tournament after recently returning from an injury, the world's most expensive player scored twice in the group stages but he only showed flashes of his ability and ultimately didn't deliver.

Belgium won 4-3 the last time they met France, in a friendly in Paris in 2015.

Pope Francis speaks to a crowd of thousands gathered at St Peter's the day after Brazil were eliminated from the Fifa World Cup. No host nation has won the World Cup since France in 1998.

This summer, he has managed to become Belgium's all time top scorer with 40 goals.

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