England can win World Cup, says Liverpool legend Rush

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He said: "England weren't great against Sweden, but they did the job".

There is even a possibility that the final can be played between Belgium and Croatia, where we will see first-time runners-up and a victor.

"To beat them, we'll have to make our own luck ... we'll have to be ready to suffer".

The coach has great support among fans back home despite the loss, and reports say the soccer federation wants him to stay for another World Cup cycle. "It is an opportunity in our careers and we have to grab it with both hands".

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Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne: "When you reach the semi-finals of a World Cup you're never going to find ordinary opposition".

"He might not have the flamboyant style of other players but the team needs him in each and every match because even if he does not score, he does many things for us".

Brazil entered the tournament as favourites but leave with their wait for a sixth World Cup crown still ongoing, and writing in his Sunday World column, Aldridge was heavily critical of Neymar once again. He knows how to win matches, especially in big tournaments.

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.

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Belgium have been the better attacking side of the two teams, generating an average of 2.33 xGF, almost double that of France's (1.26 xGF).

The overachieving hosts, the lowest ranked team in the tournament at No. 70, were trying to make it to the World Cup semifinals for the first time since the Soviet Union finished fourth at the 1966 tournament in England.

Despite being a giant footballing nation, Brazil have not won the World Cup since 2002 and will need their talisman to fare much better in Qatar in four years time.

The squad touched down at Galeao International Airport airport after flying from Kazan as they began coming to terms with their latest World Cup disappointment. The 2018 World Cup was fortunate to be served up on the second night by the Iberico Clasico - a 3-3 tie between Spain and Portugal, featuring a hat trick by Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Neymar, who scored two goals in Brazil's campaign this year, has been more in news for his play-acting in attempts to draw fouls during matches.