Thomas Meunier said he would be facing the best player he has ever played with when Belgium take on Neymar and Brazil in the World Cup quarter-final, saying of his Paris-Saint Germain team-mate: "I do not know how to stop him". But when you anger former England skipper that much that he rants: 'It was absolutely pathetic when he is rolling around pretending to be in agony.
France and Brazil have already booked their spot in the quarter-finals after coming out winners in their respective second round games against Argentina and Mexico.
According to Moscow newspaper Argumenty i Fakty, the Russian couple identified as Arsen and Lyudmila have separated over their opposite support for Messi and Ronaldo. After defending manfully for 120 minutes, Russian Federation were able to beat the 2010 champions in a penalty shootout, with goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev making a stunning stop from Iago Aspas.
On a day of penalty shootouts and goalkeepers stepping up, Croatia avoided the same fate as Spain as they were rescued by their keeper Danijel Subasic.
The claim has been made by RTS after Neymar was the centre of attention for both the right and unfortunately, wrong reasons, during his country's 2-0 defeat of Mexico in the last 16 clash.
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Brazil have played four games in the tournament and Neymar has been fouled 23 times in four games.
Emil Forsberg scored a deflected goal in the 66th minute to give the Swedes a 1-0 victory over Switzerland and a place in the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 24 years.
France will play Uruguay at 2am Saturday in the first quarterfinal.
With Messi now 31 and Ronaldo 33, this World Cup could show us who will pick up the torch.
Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens and Kevin De Bruyne are likely to give Brazil's defence the biggest test of their campaign so far, although the South Americans have only conceded once in four matches.