Neymar declares Brazil’s Exit ‘The Saddest Moment of His Career’
Brazil began the 2018 World Cup as favourites in the outright market but they were unable to justify that support after crashing out in the quarter-finals to Belgium. It’s the third time in four tournaments that the Selecao have crashed out at this stage and they will be looking to bounce back ahead of the 2019 Copa America.
Their talisman Neymar netted twice in Russia but was unable to help his side take the game to extra-time. His fierce shot was expertly saved by Thibaut Courtois and he was left frustrated at the final whistle. He described his team’s exit as the ‘The Saddest Moment of My Career’ before later adding ‘We knew we had the opportunity to make history…But it wasn’t to be this time’.
Tite’s side found themselves 2-0 down in Kazan at half-time but despite dominating possession in the second half and creating numerous chances, they weren’t able to find an equaliser.
Neymar returned from a foot injury to feature at the 2018 World Cup but despite some individual moments of brilliance, he was unable to guide his side into the final four.
Brazil’s conquerors Belgium have been installed 3.39 second favourites with Sports Interaction. The Red Devils are searching for their first-ever World Cup title and will face France in the semi-finals.
France Ease Past Uruguay in the Quarter-Finals
France became the first side to book their place in the semi-finals after beating Uruguay 2-0 in Nizhny Novgorod. Les Bleus have failed to hit top gear so far but they’ve already beaten Australia, Peru, Argentina and Uruguay and they will fancy their chances of playing at the Luzhniki Stadium on July 15th.
They have been priced up at 2.15 by Betway to make it through to the final and the 1998-winners have their eyes on a second triumph at the World Cup.
Uruguay missed Edison Cavani who was ruled out of the contest through injury and there was a clear lack of penetration in the final third. Luis Suarez looked isolated at times and he didn’t manage a single shot on target throughout the 90 minutes.