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Goal: Belgium outshine Brazil to reach semi-finals

Matches like Belgium’s 2-1 victory over Brazil serve to underline the difficulty of assessing managers’ strategic decisions. On one hand, Belgium coach Roberto Martinez stunned Brazil by using an entirely unexpected system, deploying key players in new roles and shifting smoothly between a three-man defence and a back four.

Updated : 07 July 2018, 06:20 PM