Neymar Has Missed Out On The Chance To Proclaim He's World's Best

Neymar girlfriend Bruna Marquezine put on a sultry display in support of her beau

INSTAGRAM• BRUNA MARQUEZINE Neymar girlfriend Bruna Marquezine put on a sultry display in support of her beau

England overcame Sweden 2-0 while Croatia needed penalties to beat hosts Russian Federation to join Belgium and France in the final four of the competition. But the team needs time, we always need time to improve.

And while we're on the subject of Neymar: This could have been the World Cup where he made a move from No. 3 in football's superstar hierarchy to No. 1.

"It's hard for me to talk to you", Tite said at the news conference after the match.

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Neymar played the entire 90minutes, as Belgium beat the South Americans 2-1 on Friday night.

Belgium are just the ninth team in World Cup history to win* five successive matches in a single World Cup tournament, though the feat has been achieved 11 times. He has good players around him, but we have those too.

France forward Antoine Griezmann has scored seven goals in his last six knockout stage matches in major tournaments (World Cup and EUROs).

Belgium have reached the World Cup semi-finals for only the second time, losing out to eventual winners Argentina in 1986. He's helped me from when I arrived in England, we have a very special and close relationship.

Teenager Mbappe has starred for the French, drawing comparisons with celebrated compatriot Thierry Henry, but Les Bleus is a team of many talents - notably Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann - who work diligently when it matters.

'Very happy to be part of this team, I am proud of everyone, they interrupted our dream but they did not remove it from our head nor from our hearts'. "I can't answer that question right now". "I can understand that it causes problems, some people think he dives too much..." Not in terms of player generation but in terms of approaching bigger tournaments with emphasis given mostly on total team play rather than individual stars and excellence.

Vincent Kompany, Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Raheem Sterling and Benjamin Mendy will all keep the sly blue flag flying in the World Cup semi-finals.

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