Faces of World Cup defeat: Brazil stunned by Belgium

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Belgium, previously defined by unfulfilled promise, stunned Brazil, 2-1, in a match that was equal parts chess match and track meet.

Henry Bushnell

<p>Brazil fans react to their loss during the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Brazil and Belgium at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on July 6, 2018. – Belgium beat World Cup favourites Brazil 2-1 on Friday to set up a semi-final against France in Saint Petersburg. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP) </p>
Faces of defeat

Brazil fans react to their loss during the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Brazil and Belgium at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on July 6, 2018. – Belgium beat World Cup favourites Brazil 2-1 on Friday to set up a semi-final against France in Saint Petersburg. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP)

<p>A Brazil fan react to their loss during the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Brazil and Belgium at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on July 6, 2018. – Belgium beat World Cup favourites Brazil 2-1 on Friday to set up a semi-final against France in Saint Petersburg. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP) </p>
Faces of defeat

A Brazil fan react to their loss during the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Brazil and Belgium at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on July 6, 2018. – Belgium beat World Cup favourites Brazil 2-1 on Friday to set up a semi-final against France in Saint Petersburg. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP)

<p>Brazil soccer fans sit dejectedly on the ground as they watch a live telecast of the Brazil vs. Belgium World Cup quarter finals soccer match, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) </p>
Faces of defeat

Brazil soccer fans sit dejectedly on the ground as they watch a live telecast of the Brazil vs. Belgium World Cup quarter finals soccer match, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

<p>A Brazil fan reacts to their loss during the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Brazil and Belgium at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on July 6, 2018. – Belgium beat World Cup favourites Brazil 2-1 on Friday to set up a semi-final against France in Saint Petersburg. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP) </p>
Faces of defeat

A Brazil fan reacts to their loss during the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Brazil and Belgium at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on July 6, 2018. – Belgium beat World Cup favourites Brazil 2-1 on Friday to set up a semi-final against France in Saint Petersburg. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP)

<p>A Brazil soccer fan reacts as Belgium scores during a live telecast of the Brazil vs. Belgium World Cup quarter finals soccer match, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) </p>
Faces of defeat

A Brazil soccer fan reacts as Belgium scores during a live telecast of the Brazil vs. Belgium World Cup quarter finals soccer match, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

<p>Brazil fan inside the stadium looks dejected after the match REUTERS/John Sibley </p>
Faces of defeat

Brazil fan inside the stadium looks dejected after the match REUTERS/John Sibley

<p>Brazil fan inside the stadium looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Gleb Garanich </p>
Faces of defeat

Brazil fan inside the stadium looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

<p>A Brazil soccer fan looks up to heaven as her team is down by two goals at halftime, as she watches a live telecast of the Brazil vs. Belgium World Cup quarter finals soccer match, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) </p>
Faces of defeat

A Brazil soccer fan looks up to heaven as her team is down by two goals at halftime, as she watches a live telecast of the Brazil vs. Belgium World Cup quarter finals soccer match, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

<p>Taison of Brazil consoles teammate Willian of Brazil following their sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Brazil and Belgium at Kazan Arena on July 6, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Michael Regan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images) </p>
Faces of defeat

Taison of Brazil consoles teammate Willian of Brazil following their sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Brazil and Belgium at Kazan Arena on July 6, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Michael Regan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

<p>Fans react during the match as they watch the broadcast. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes </p>
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Fans react during the match as they watch the broadcast. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

<p>A fan of Brazil looks dejected at the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Brazil and Belgium at Kazan Arena on July 6, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images) </p>
Faces of defeat

A fan of Brazil looks dejected at the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Brazil and Belgium at Kazan Arena on July 6, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

<p>Brazil soccer fans watch a live telecast of the Brazil vs. Belgium World Cup quarter finals soccer match, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) </p>
Faces of defeat

Brazil soccer fans watch a live telecast of the Brazil vs. Belgium World Cup quarter finals soccer match, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

<p>Brazil’s Neymar is embraced by Renato Augusto at the end of the match REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>
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Brazil’s Neymar is embraced by Renato Augusto at the end of the match REUTERS/Toru Hanai

<p>Brazil fan inside the stadium looks dejected after the match REUTERS/John Sibley </p>
Faces of defeat

Brazil fan inside the stadium looks dejected after the match REUTERS/John Sibley

<p>Brazil’s Neymar, Miranda and team mates look dejected at the end of the match REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>
Faces of defeat

Brazil’s Neymar, Miranda and team mates look dejected at the end of the match REUTERS/Toru Hanai

<p>Brazil fan inside the stadium looks dejected after the match REUTERS/John Sibley </p>
Faces of defeat

Brazil fan inside the stadium looks dejected after the match REUTERS/John Sibley

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