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Foreign press praises Red Devils after ‘blazing voetbalgevecht’ against Brazil

The Red Devils have with their sensational victory in the quarter-finals of the soccer world cup also made an impact beyond the country’s borders. “The golden generation has finally grown up.”

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“Belgium showed a brilliant performance on the mat and kegelde five-fold winner of the Brazil out of the tournament”, open to the BBC. “The golden generation has finally grown up. This Belgian team with Premier League winners has energy and confidence, and many wonder if the team can finally harvest. Brazil started the tournament with a lot of optimism, but should nothing leave, with Neymars theatre as one of the topics of the tournament. The Seleção was a different team than the one that four years ago in the semi-finals fell after a schaamtelijke 7-1 defeat against Germany. But this is a new painful exit.”

Martinez gets praise in Spain

The Spanish media point out on the merit of national coach Roberto Martinez, a Spaniard and an architect of the Belgian success. “Martinez put the football world on its head,” writes Marca. “The victory against Brazil increased the figure of the coach and made him the trainersrevelatie of Russia 2018. It is not surprising that his name sounds to Hierro for Spain to follow. Belgium, the meesterplan of ‘Bob’ to perfection in order for the second time in its history in the semi-finals to hijzen.”

Also in AXIS, receives Martinez praise. “Belgium is made in a memorable contest to an end the Brazilian dream. This was one of those parties who for years remembered. After a first half of Belgium where Martinez is sovereign showed above Tite, answered Brazil with the pride of a champion in a second half in which no time was to breathe. The tactical plan of Martinez deserves praise.” “

Sporting revenge

“At the end of an exciting, tense and surprising party knocked Belgium Brazil 2-1 after the first half, deadly strike, and in the second half as heroic to survive,” sounds in the Italian Gazzetta dello Sport.

Also by our neighbors made the Belgians impression. “Belgium turns Brazil into a vibrant voetbalgevecht”, thus, in holland Voetbal International (VI). “The Red Devils were in the final stage, on the verge of collapse, but pulled the 1-2 victory over the finish line. A tactical onbenul was Roberto Martinez called in the netherlands and abroad. The coach took against Brazil sporting revenge. Correct tactical findings – Romelu Lukaku from the right, and Marouane Fellaini at the society, Jan Vertonghen, in losing full and a free, attacking role for Kevin De Bruyne – made the difference.”

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