In pictures: Brazil vs Belgium

A pictorial look at the World Cup quarterfinal clash between Brazil and Belgium.

Contrasting emotions: Belgium players celebrate after the final whistle is blown at Kazan Arena, where it beat five-time World champion Brazil 2-1. A Fernandinho own-goal and a trademark strike from Kevin de Bruyne secured Belgium's place in the semifinals. Photo: AP
Belgium players revel in the hard-fought win over Brazil, the win over which has set up a semifinal clash with France. A team effort was needed to beat the five-time World champion and Belgium managed to hold onto its lead and book its place in the semifinals. Photo: AP
A European team has knocked out Brazil in each of its last four World Cup campaigns now, Belgium joining Germany (2014), Netherlands (2010) and France (2006) as the teams to do so. Photo: AP
Romelu Lukaku was among the standout players for Belgium in the quarterfinal clash against Brazil. Lukaku's hold-up play and running with the ball were the features of his performance. His greatest contribution was the assist for Kevin De Bruyne's goal, after he picked the ball in his own half and ran in excess of 40 yards before passing the ball to the Manchester City midfielder. Photo: Getty Images
Eden Hazard was often the link between defence and attack, his ball-carrying ability and decision-making coming to fore on a night when his team needed a big performance from him. Photo: Getty Images