Things You Missed From Belgium Win Over Brazil -Marouane Fellaini’s Long-Range Toe Poke, A Ridiculous Dive From Neymar

Fellaini wound up for a massive toe poke but his effort was blocked by the defender

Belgium dumped Brazil out of the World Cup on Friday.  

There were plenty of talking points as Neymar continued to infuriate fans as he accompanied his flashes of brilliance with a blatant dive.

Eagleseye Footy was hand to cover anything you may have missed from Brazil’s quarter-final clashes with Belgium.

Fellaini’s absolute brute of a toe poke

Straight off the training ground: a Fellaini toe-poke deflected for a corner, then whip it in for the opener.

Perhaps it wasn’t quite what the combative midfielder intended but Belgium broke the deadlock after Fellaini wound up for a massive punt from range.

He’s often criticised for an ungainly technique and this only served as ammunition for his detractors but the Manchester United man’s effort provoked plenty of reaction on Twitter.

Fernandinho’s own goal

Fernandinho and Marcelo are now the only Brazilian players to have scored an own goal in a World Cup match.

When the ball was diverted off the Manchester City midfielder past Allison he joined his team-mate in that exclusive club.

Marcelo turned one past his own keeper four years ago and Fernandinho’s OG took the wind from Brazil’s sails on Friday.

Neymar’s ridiculous dive

The play-acting, the histrionics, and the horrible theatrics. Neymar has made headlines for all the wrong reasons during this World Cup.

Flashes of brilliance and influential performances have been undermined by some blatant cheating and here was no different.

In the second half with Brazil in desperate need of a goal, Neymar burst into the box and went to ground. There was clearly no contact on him and the referee gave the striker a withering look and cursory wave of his hand telling him to get up.

Neymar once again showed the ugly side of his game as he dived in the Belgium box

Jonathan Pearce’s FA Cup gaffe

A World Cup quarter-final, two heavyweight sides, you’d think Jonathan Pearce would know where he was.

To be fair to the veteran commentator it was a simple slip of the tongue but in the pre-game pre-amble he said: ‘We’re about to hear the national anthems of Brazil and Belgium in this FA Cup quarter-final and it could be special.’

Big match nerves even get the better of the men behind the microphone sometimes.



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