FIFA WORLD CUP

Kobe Wing Stadium, Kobe, Japan

Referee: Peter Prendergast

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Brazil

  • Rivaldo 67'
  • Ronaldo 87'

2 - 0

FT

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    Waseige's team return to Belgium to face a hostile media, while Brazil face England in the World Cup quarterfinals.

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    The 2-0 scoreline flatters Brazil, who were pushed hard by Belgium.

  • 91'

    The final whistle blows and Brazil go into the quarterfinal.

  • 90'

    Brazil make a substitution. Ricardinho replaces Rivaldo.

  • 90'

    .....Goor smashes his shot into the side netting.

  • 89'

    Belgium haven't given up and Goor finds himself behind the defence on the right of the box.....

  • 88'

    That's surely it now. 2-0 to Brazil with only minutes remaining.

  • 87'

    .....Kleberson's low cross finds Ronaldo, who slots the ball through De Vliegers legs. GOAL!!!!

  • 86'

    Kleberson sprints down the right, but only has Ronaldo in the box......

  • 85'

    ...a last ditch tackle denies Ronaldo a shooting chance.

  • 84'

    Walem's cross is cleared. Cafu Breaks down the right and plays the ball in the box for Ronaldo.....

  • 83'

    Sonck takes a shot which is blocked for a corner.......

  • 82'

    Brazil see off the danger and have to deal with another cross from Wilmots.

  • 81'

    Lucio hits an up and under which De Vlieger collects and pumps down field for Verheyen.

  • 80'

    Brazil make a change. the more defensive minded Kleberson replaces Ronaldinho.

  • 79'

    Brazil are hanging onto their 1-0 lead as Belgium pile on the pressure.

  • 78'

    Sonck takes a shot from the right and Marcos saves low down.

  • 77'

    .....Verheyen can't stretch for the header and the cross drops over Mpenza at the back post.

  • 77'

    Wilomots to Walem. The midfielder wins a corner off Cafu....

  • 76'

    Sonck blast a dipping 25-yard shot wide of Marcos' lefthand post.

  • 75'

    Van Kerckhoven drives forward. He plays a one-two with Sonck, who can't deliver the return ball.

  • 74'

    Rivaldo takes a corner and Ronaldinho's overhead kick at the back post goes wide.

  • 73'

    Belgium replace Peeters with Sonck.

  • 72'

    ....The ball bounces in the box and Goor is inches away from heading the ball past the on-rushing Marcos.

  • 71'

    Belgium whip the ball inot the box for Goor to chase.....

  • 70'

    Belgium look ready to make a sub, Sonck is ready on the sideline.

  • 69'

    Belgium are up against it now.

  • 68'

    The shot took slight deflection off Simons' boot to give goalkeeper De Vlieger no chance.

  • 67'

    .....The Barcelona forward takes the ball on his chest, spins and hits a looping volley into the back of the net. GOAL!!!!!!

  • 66'

    Ronaldinho lobs the ball to Rivaldo on the edge of the Belgian box....

  • 66'

    ....Verheyen takes a tumble in the box. No penalty.

  • 65'

    Walem chips in a freekick which Mpenze flicks on for Verheyen.....

  • 64'

    Rivaldo wastes it again as Belgium head clear and grow in confidence.

  • 64'

    Rivaldo takes a low corner for Brazil. Ronaldo wins another one.

  • 63'

    .....Wilmots digs out a shot and Marcos flies across his goal to make the save.

  • 62'

    Mpenze breaks down the right. He plays Wilmots into the box and the captain skips past Junior.....

  • 61'

    Wilmots holds-up play for Belgium. Verheyen puts a poor ball into the box and Marcos collects.

  • 61'

    Rivaldo drags a speculative shot wide.

  • 59'

    Denilson tricks his way down the left wing, but is eventually bundled of the ball by Mpenze.

  • 58'

    Ronaldinho finds Denilson, who can't get past the defender with his first touch of the match.

  • 57'

    That will be Juninho's last action of the game. He is replaced by Denilson.

  • 57'

    Juninho angles the ball in for Cafu but Goor is there to head clear for Belgium.

  • 56'

    Belgium keep on the pressure. They have taken control at the begining of this second-half.

  • 55'

    Goor puts a long throw into th e box. Mpenze reaches the ball just ahead of Marcos and wins a corner.

  • 54'

    ....The captain hits a 20-yard shot which Marcos just manages to turn around his lefthand post.

  • 53'

    Wilmots gets on the end of a great passing move from Belgium. He spins Edmilson to create a shooting chance.....

  • 52'

    ....Ronaldo is just inches away from connecting with the freekick.

  • 52'

    Ronaldinho whips in a freekick from the left.....

  • 51'

    Goor lofts the ball into the box for Mpenze, but it's to close to Marcos who plucks the ball out of the air.

  • 50'

    Edmilson drives forward from defence and looks to play a one-two with Ronaldinho, who is muscled off the ball.

  • 49'

    Wilmots drives the freekick low into the box and Brazil clear with a longball for Ronaldo to chase.

  • 48'

    Mpenze is shoved by Junior on the right corner of the box. Freekick.

  • 47'

    Van Kerckhoven takes a highball under pressure from Ronaldo.

  • 46'

    Brazil pass it around their three centrebacks. Belgium win a throw.

  • 46'

    Belgium get the second-half underway.

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    They have had the ball in the back of the net and contained Brazil for much of the half.

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    The Red Devils started the game well and will have to do the same in the second-half if they want to get anything out of this match.

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    Belgium will be happy to go in 0-0 at the break following a spell of Brazilian pressure.

  • 45'

    Roberto Carlos hits a shot wide as the half-time whistle goes.

  • 45'

    Ronaldinho skips past Van Kerkhoven and forces a low save from De Vlieger.

  • 44'

    Cafu builds on the right as Brazil probe the Belgian box.

  • 43'

    ....Verheyen spins free in the box, but the whistle goes for offside.

  • 43'

    Vanderhaeghe chips the ball over the Brazilian defence for Verheyen....

  • 42'

    Carlos hits the ball into the corner for Cafu to chase. The linesman flags for offside.

  • 41'

    ...Ronaldo gets his foot in front of the defender, but his makeshift volley flies over the bar.

  • 40'

    Ronaldinho threads Rivaldo through. The striker heads left and whips in a cross for Ronaldo....

  • 39'

    Junior and Wilmots collide. Wilmots hits the deck, but the refree gives nothing - play goes on.

  • 38'

    De Vlieger has taken a knock, but seems okay to continue.

  • 37'

    ....De Vlieger comes off his line and saves low at Ronaldo's feet.

  • 37'

    Ronaldo bursts through the Belgian defence and into the box.....

  • 36'

    .....The captain heads the ball into the net, but the 'goal' is ruled out for a foul on Junior.

  • 35'

    Belgium head down the other end. The cross comes in from the right for Wilmots.....

  • 34'

    Junior brings the ball forward for Brazil. Ronaldinho takes a tumble on the edge of the Belgium box. No Brazil freekick.

  • 33'

    The ball pings around a packed midfield, with neither team able to string a few passes together.

  • 32'

    Belgium are trying the long ball tactic. So far Brazil have coped with it well.

  • 31'

    Vanderhaeghe tries to thread abll into the Brazilian box and Junior breaks up the attack.

  • 30'

    ...the leftback scuffs his shot and the ball dribbles wide.

  • 29'

    Juninho cuts the ball back for Carlos on the edge of the box......

  • 28'

    Walem's corner is cut out and Juninho runs 60-yards down the right.

  • 27'

    Simon's cross is headed behind by Junior for a corner.

  • 26'

    Carlos fouls Verheyen on the right and gets booked.

  • 25'

    ....Wilmots also tries a scissor-kick and gets the same result as Rivaldo did moments earlier.

  • 25'

    Walem lofts a ball into the box and Mpenze wins the header. Goor's shot is blocked but it falls to Wilmots......

  • 24'

    Ronaldinho is hacked down Vanderhaeghe, who gets booked.

  • 23'

    .....Rivaldo tries an overhead kick at the back post, the ball ends up in row Z.

  • 22'

    Juninho plays a perfect cross field ball to Ronaldo on the left. The striker gets to the byline and crosses.......

  • 22'

    ....Marcos is quickly off his line to boot the ball clear.

  • 21'

    Ronaldo runs at Simons and the defender stands firm. A longball forward finds Wilmots charging into the box.......

  • 20'

    Lucio calms things down in the Brazilian defence. His ball forward is collected by Goor.

  • 19'

    ....The Inter Milan striker curls his shot just wide of the top left corner of De Vlieger's goal.

  • 18'

    Rivaldo plays Ronaldinho inot the D. The midfielder shapes to shoot but passess to Ronaldo, who is free on the left of the box.....

  • 17'

    ....Verheyen challenges for the header. The ball drops to Mpenze in the box, but his shot is blocked.

  • 16'

    Walem starts an attack down the left. Wilmots crosses into the box.....

  • 15'

    Rivaldo and Carlos combine on the left. Carlos attempts to take-on Peeters and the Belgian wins a goalkick.

  • 14'

    .....the midfielder beats Lucio to the ball, but heads over the bar.

  • 14'

    Wilmots wins the ball and lofts the ball into the box for Verheyen.......

  • 13'

    Goor collects a loose pass in midfield but can't capitalize on the Brazilian mistake.

  • 12'

    Cafu finds Silva on the leftwing. Ronaldinho nutmegs Vanderhaege but Peeters clears.

  • 11'

    ....Carlos hits a dipping shot over the bar.

  • 10'

    Carlos and Ronaldinho stand over the freekick.....

  • 9'

    Carlos tackles Mpenze. Edmilson brings the ball out of defence and is fouled by Vanderhaeghe.

  • 8'

    Rivaldo will take another corner from the right. Silva gets a glancing header, but it goes right across the face of goal.

  • 7'

    Ronaldinho wins a corner, which he will take.

  • 6'

    ....the pint-sized midfielder hits a shot that drifts wide of De Vlieger's lefthand post.

  • 6'

    Ronaldinho runs at the Belgian defence and slips the ball to Juninho on the edge of the box......

  • 5'

    Rivaldo attempts some skill to thwart three Belgium players - he fails and fouls out of frustration.

  • 4'

    Wilmots looks for Vanderhaeghe in the box, but overhits the pass.

  • 4'

    Belgium a stifling the Brazilian midfield and have made a great start.

  • 4'

    Lucio heads clear for Brazil.

  • 3'

    Verheyen combiines with Mpenza, who gets a cross in from the left.

  • 2'

    ......Brazil keeper Marcos has to palm the ball over the right corner of his goal.

  • 2'

    Belgium break up the attack and Mpenze attempts to chip the keeper form 25-yards......

  • 1'

    Edmilson lofts the ball forward to Lucio, who is a central defender, in the left corner.

  • 1'

    The team photos are over and Brazil get this knockout clash underway.

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    Both sides are out on the pitch, the national anthems are over and we await kick-off.

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    But Belgium captain Wilmots, in his fourth World Cup, will have something to say about that.

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    Brazil are favourites to win this clash and go on to face England in the quarter-final.

COMPLETE TEAM CLOSE X
Goal Shot Video
  •  
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Brazil

  • 13(4)

  • -

  • 14

  • 54%

    46%

  • Belgium

  • 13(5)

  • -

  • 15

Brazil

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 Marcos

D

2 Cafu

D

3 Lúcio

D

4 Jose Vitor Roque Junior

D

5 Edmílson

D

6 Roberto Carlos

M

8 Gilberto Silva

M

10 Rivaldo
M
7 Ricardinho

M

11 Ronaldinho
M
15 Kléberson

M

19 Juninho Paulista
F
17 De Oliveira Denilson

F

9 Ronaldo
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
M 7 Ricardinho
M 15 Kléberson
F 17 De Oliveira Denilson

Belgium

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 Geert De Vlieger

D

5 Nico Van Kerckhoven

D

15 Jacky Peeters
F
9 Wesley Sonck

D

16 Daniel Van Buyten

M

6 Timmy Simons

M

8 Bart Goor

M

10 Johan Walem

M

11 Gert Verheyen

M

18 Yves Vanderhaeghe

F

7 Marc Wilmots

F

22 Mbo Mpenza
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
F 9 Wesley Sonck

Match Stats

  • Brazil
  • Belgium
13(4) Shots (on goal) 13(5)
14 Fouls 15
6 Corner kicks 7
3 Offsides 1
54% Time of Possession 46%
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
5 Saves 2
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