Belgium have knocked 5-time World Cup winners Brazil out of the 2018 Russian instalment of the competition.
In what has been described by one viewer as possibly the ‘best’ game yet, Belgium managed to knock out one of the tournament favourites.
Benefiting from a Fernandinho own goal and rapturous strike from Kevin De Bruyne, Belgium went into half time with a commanding 2-0 lead.
Brazil looked down and out for long periods of the second half, but following the introduction of Douglas Costa began to ask serious questions of Roberto Martinez’ men.
A penalty appeal was rejected by everyone’s favourite referral system, VAR, but Brazil battled to earn a lifeline as Renato Augusto rose to head in from a Philippe Coutinho cross on 76 minutes.
The rest of the game was played out with Brazil dominating proceedings, searching for an equaliser and to force extra time.
Alas, it would never come. The result sees Belgium through to the semi finals where they will meet Didier Deschamps France, following their 2-0 victory over Uruguay.
With no World Cup wins to speak of, maybe Belgium are finally on their way to the final.
Of course, so are England, and we all know it’s coming home, so Belgium should enjoy their win while they can.