Belgium have impressed against everyone they have played, and even when they did slip, going two down to Japan in the second round, they had the goal power to fight back and triumph.
Russia's team coach Stanislav Cherchesov told a television chat show on Monday that he would also no longer be following the tournament, but would support Belgium, as he was friendly with the team's coach.
Jan Hatzius, chief economist at Goldman Sachs, said: "With Brazil now out of the world cup, Belgium is at the top of our probability table with a 32.6% chance of lifting the trophy, closely followed by France (29.8%)". England has not been as far as the semi-finals since they last hosted the tournament in 1966.
The coach, however, will have to wait and see if defender Sime Vrsaljko, who played in four of their five games, will be fit for the match after sustaining a knee injury.
The knockout stage of the World Cup is the single-elimination portion of the tournament with the 16 teams who advanced from the Group stage.
Pompeo shrugs off North Korea's 'gangster' rebuke
The 1,200-word statement, attributed to an unnamed Foreign Ministry spokesman, outlined North Korean thinking at length. It said the US side had shown little interest, giving "certain conditions and excuses".
As the global soccer showpiece hosted by Russian Federation goes into the semi-final stage today, the Zambian legend says he would not be surprised if the final was to be contested by first-timers in Belgium and Croatia.
It's been over 600 days since Gareth Southgate took charge of his first England game. "We have everything needed to do that, a great team, great staff and I hope we will make the extra step", he said. His decision to throw on Marouane Fellaini & Nacer Chadli against Japan paid dividends with both players scoring as the Red Devils came from behind to register a 3-2 win.
Mr Fleming, a tattooist based in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, said: "If England don't win, I suggested he have "void" put over the "winners" part, but Teddy said he'd have it over Kane's face".
"I might get a bit anxious if we go behind a goal but I still think we will pull it back and we will win it", he said.
And with four goals each, Denis Cheryshev tied as the third-top scorer with Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku.
After a pair of the quarterfinal matches played on July 6, team France enjoyed a confident defeat of 2-0 over Uruguay in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, while Belgium went for 2-1 win over the legendary Brazilian team in the city of Kazan.