Brazil's Neymar says World Cup defeat is 'saddest moment of my career'

Brazil's Neymar says World Cup defeat is 'saddest moment of my career'

France centre-back Raphael Varane insists that his team will have to be wary of Belgium duo Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku in Tuesday night's 2018 World Cup semi-final.

From Brazil's squad in Russian Federation, 10 players will be 30 or younger by the tournament in Qatar in four years, including Neymar and Philippe Coutinho, who to many was the team's best player at this World Cup.

Roberto Martinez's men troubled the five time champions all through the first half to get more goals but their efforts weren't good enough to find the back of the net.

Brazil's Neymar had a chance to stamp his mark as soccer's next best player in Russian Federation, but he'll be remembered more for his theatrics at this World Cup.

Leading up to Russian Federation 2018 the questions being asked revolved around the three players regarded as the best on the planet: Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar.

Here, we take a look at the contenders.

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Star forward Neymar was, however, not seen in the disembarkation area.

Eden Hazard has been directly involved in 14 goals in his last 14 games for Belgium (8 goals, 6 assists). Continue that form into the final week of the tournament and those Real Madrid rumours will surely start to rumble again.

So backing a Belgian player to score first makes sense given that they are the more potent of the two teams. Mbappe has everything to keep operating in such rarefied company.

Fred, who completed a £52.7m move to Manchester United last month, was part of the squad but didn't receive a single minute on the pitch at the finals. I think the Belgian footballer is quite unique - technically-gifted player with an incredible footballing brain. Starting with his run to the Golden Boot at Euro 2016, Griezmann now has seven goals in his past six knockout games for Les Bleus.

Belgium have reached the World Cup semi-finals for only the second time, losing out to eventual winners Argentina in 1986.

The chant of "On our way, on our way, to Moscow, on our way" came from England fans in one corner of the Samara Arena throughout the match, and the team's march to the Russian capital is being fuelled by goals from set pieces. In 2017, he outscored Messi and Ronaldo.

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