Belgium losing no sleep over Brazil, says Kompany

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"That's what this World Cup is all about", Martinez told reporters on Wednesday.

"Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino are equally important".

Brazil seem to be getting into their stride, slowly but surely, although their famous brand of free flowing football still seems to be missing for some reason.

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"Belgium is not just [Romelu] Lukaku", he said.

Tite also jumped to the defence of Neymar, who was widely criticised for his reaction to a challenge by Mexico's Miguel Layun in their round of 16 win, and pointed out that the Paris Saint-Germain forward has made considerable improvements to his all-round game.

"If we play the game from a collective point of view, we have a chance".

Martinez now faces a tricky decision concerning his line-up with Nacer Chadli and Marouane Fellaini pressing for starts after coming off the bench against Japan to turn the game around in the last half an hour. Against Japan, Kevin De Bruyne was deployed far too deep until the latter stages.

Belgium have not lost a game since a friendly defeat to Spain in August, 2016 - a 23-game unbeaten run.

Brazil were more convincing in their 2-0 win over Mexico in the previous round than Belgium were in overcoming an underrated Japan. They've only gone out twice at this stage in that run (vs France in 2006 and vs the Netherlands in 2010). It has truly been one of the stand-out features of this World Cup so far, and Hazard et al are going to have to be at their dazzling best to get the better of a side who look to be peaking just as they need to in their quest for a sixth world title.

Eden Hazard will be a key player for Belgium, having been directly involved in 19 goals in his 18 games for Belgium under Roberto Martinez, scoring 10 and setting up nine. One option could see Fernandinho come into the side for a role he is accustomed to playing at Manchester City.

He added: 'All this nonsense means other players attempt to provoke him even more, and he must be intelligent in these moments.

The five-time champions have a 3-1 record in penalty shootouts at the World Cup.

"He is a very humble player and I like being with him on a daily basis at club level". That's a tough one to answer, but Brazil are certainly the better collective. The difference in quality at the back should make all the difference to the final result as well though, which is where Brazil should triumph eventually.

They will look to exploit a Belgium defence that has let through four goals and has a trio of big centre backs that may be exposed for pace by the nippy Neymar, Willian and Philippe Coutinho.