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Three of the four are really experienced defenders so you have to know how to attack. We've won all our games, everyone has played and we've scored 12 times.

Are we telling you the truth or are we talking absolute nonsense? He says that the second-round 3-2 victory over Japan - in which De Bruyne played a vital role in the crucial third goal - brought out a new side to his character.

"Individually, Brazil are the strongest team in this World Cup", Kompany, who made the last of his worldwide appearances as a substitute in the 1-0 win over England, told reporters. "The players that they have. both teams deserve to be facing each other a little further in, in this tournament and not in the quarter-final".

Brazil's exit at Belgian hands is the fourth World Cup in a row that they have departed to European opposition, following defeats to Germany last time round, the Netherlands in 2010, and France in 2006. "I think it's the first time that I've seen Kevin growing into a very important player of this group on the pitch in the most important moments".

"The way we work sometimes causes a lot of contact, we slow down the field, the accelerations are higher".

Brazil will likely start with Fernandinho in place of the suspended Casemiro, a change that gives them their own added muscle, but the South Americans could miss the Real Madrid midfielder's drive going forward.

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"But we've been working so hard to get ourselves to this occasion".

"There is something special about this squad".

"So, it's a defining game, but not just for us, it's a defining game for Brazil as well". But there is no margin for error.

"Now everything's fine not only for me, but for the whole team".

The victor of the tie will face either France or Uruguay in St Petersburg on July 10.

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