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Argentine pope consoles Brazil after soccer World Cup exit

Argentine pope consoles Brazil after soccer World Cup exit

"Maybe he's going to sing La Marseillaise, but he's with us now and doing a great job".

Here's the unofficial count for Brazil's quarter-final match against Belgium. Brazil had already surpassed Germany's 226 goals in the 2-0 win against Mexico in the round of 16, taking their own tally up to 228, and they also have the most wins (73) of any nation in World Cup history.

Asked if he felt Neymar went too far with his theatrics, Xavi told AS: "It's the way he plays, it's just the way he is and that's hard to change".

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russian Federation.

Neymar's wingman at Paris Saint-Germain, in Russia Mbappe has underlined his reputation as one of the most exciting players on the planet and performed as France's most potent attacking threat.

While England fans dare to dream, the World Cup 2018 final is edging closer each day.

Neymar sometimes goes too far with his theatrics, according to former Brazil global Julio Baptista.

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Belgium have enjoyed a fantastic World Cup so far and Kevin De Bruyne has made clear that the team are ambitious and only thinking about winning the tournament in Russian Federation. And on that basis, the golazos so far at the 2018 World Cup are certainly up there with those at any previous tournament.

"He's helped me grow a lot as an individual player, he's made football easier", he admitted.

"Unfortunately our dream has been postponed, and it is very painful for all of us that after so much work and dedication on the part of each player, technical commission, and staff, there is enormous pain", he wrote.

Brazil star Neymar came under fire for exaggerating fouls at the World Cup in Russian Federation, where his team were eliminated in the quarter-finals.

Francis often meets with visiting national football teams, has a collection of gifted jerseys and frequently promotes the value of sports particularly for young people. I think he's set to be the next big superstar as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are coming to the end of their careers.

France take on Belgium next Tuesday (7pm) with England facing Croatia 24 hours later.


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