Kobe Wing Stadium, Kobe, Japan

Referee: Peter Prendergast

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  • Rivaldo 67'
  • Ronaldo 87'

2 - 0



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


    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.


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


    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.


    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.


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


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


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

Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Brazil

  • 13(4)

  • -

  • 14

  • 54%


  • Belgium

  • 13(5)

  • -

  • 15


POS No Name


1 Marcos


2 Cafu


3 Lúcio


4 Jose Vitor Roque Junior


5 Edmílson


6 Roberto Carlos


8 Gilberto Silva


10 Rivaldo
7 Ricardinho


11 Ronaldinho
15 Kléberson


19 Juninho Paulista
17 De Oliveira Denilson


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


POS No Name


1 Geert De Vlieger


5 Nico Van Kerckhoven


15 Jacky Peeters
9 Wesley Sonck


16 Daniel Van Buyten


6 Timmy Simons


8 Bart Goor


10 Johan Walem


11 Gert Verheyen


18 Yves Vanderhaeghe


7 Marc Wilmots


22 Mbo Mpenza
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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