Fans Celebrate The Fact Neymar Will Be 'Rolling Home' After Brazil's Defeat

Fans Celebrate The Fact Neymar Will Be 'Rolling Home' After Brazil's Defeat

Neymar has admitted that suffering elimination from the World Cup with Brazil was the "saddest moment of my career" and claims he is having a hard time "finding the strength to play again".

But the midfielder did not play a single minute of his nation's campaign which ended on Friday evening following a 2-1 defeat to Belgium in the quarter-final.

The most ideal and traditional line-up for the final would be France vs England, but we should not disregard the chances of Croatia and Belgium. "I don't resent him", he said.

They are one of those teams which have evolved as the tournament progressed and have learnt from their mistakes especially after the Japan game, where they had to come back from a two-goal deficit. We've built that and to get through the two games we've had this week needed all of that because we're not the finished article.

Host to six matches at the 2018 World Cup, Kazan Arena is the same stadium where Brazil's fellow perennial World Cup favorites, Germany and Argentina were eliminated from the tournament this summer.

"Belgium are young, but they are maturing".

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He was rooting for the team". "I think we are underdogs from Day 1 and it's good for us", Croatia defender Dejan Lovren said. From the first second I put together this team, I knew where it was heading.

"Very happy to be part of this team, I am proud of all, interrupted our dream but they did not get out of our head and neither of our hearts".

Belgium will go on to play France in the semi-final, with the victor going on to meet one of Sweden, England, Croatia or Russian Federation.

"You said European football is stronger, but we don't know who will win the World Cup this time".

Five-time champions Brazil had arrived in Russian Federation with high hopes of putting the humiliation of their 7-1 semi-final thrashing on home soil by Germany four years ago behind them, but were instead sent packing by a clinical Belgian outfit.

His team are now in a World Cup semi-final, have knocked out the previous favourites, Brazil, and will have France doing a lot of second-guessing in the 48 hours ahead of Tuesday's meeting in St Petersburg.

"I think his decision of assisting that ball to someone who is in a better position speaks volumes of his maturity and his understanding of why we are here - to be a team, to help each other, to try to win games".

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