Brazil train with eyes on Belgium quarter-final

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Sochi, July 4 (IANS) Brazil were put through their paces on the training field here Wednesday, two days after overcoming Mexico in a 2-0 victory that secured the South Americans a spot in the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals.

Once again, David Lucca da Silva Santos, son of star forward Neymar Jr, watched from the sidelines of the practice ground at Brazil’s World Cup headquarters, reported Efe.

At six years old, his youth means he is not likely to play any role against Belgium in the quarterfinal match at the Kazan Arena on Friday.

His father, Neymar, opened the scoring against an on-form Mexico on Monday, a lead solidified later by Liverpool man Roberto Firmino.

Brazil remains hot favourites to win the World Cup in Russia, but Belgium present arguably their biggest hurdle yet.

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–IANS

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