Neymar unwilling to play football again after Brazil’s exit from World Cup

Vincent Kompany is ready for Belgium's clash against Brazil

Honestly, everyday non-World Cup players can play Neymar better than Neymar can play himself.

The Paris Saint-Germain star left Russian Federation having scored two goals in five games as Brazil failed to play their best football, despite topping Group E without losing a match and then beating Mexico 2-0 in the round of 16.

Tite lost first-choice right-back Dani Alves just prior to the World Cup getting under way, and Danilo's enforced absence will see him turn to his reserve back-up.

Asked what he would do if Neymar repeated his much-criticised theatrics from Monday's Round of 16 win over Mexico, where he rolled around in apparent agony on the field after clashes with the opposition, Kompany said: "I don't know".

"We will need power", Belgium's coach Roberto Martinez said in what could be a hint towards his intentions.

The 24-year-old watched the match in the Shiite outskirts of Beirut, where Brazilian flags hang from buildings and shop windows are filled with life-size posters of players.

Martinez hailed the playmaker's ability to stay cool under pressure ahead of the quarter-final against Brazil in Kazan.

"In Brazil, we know who is Neymar and who is Pele".

"These two teams are constructed to score and to win matches".

"Everything is open, up for grabs", he said.

Should Belgium triumph against five-time champions Brazil, they will go on to a semi-final against either France or Uruguay.

Lukaku has scored four goals in three games for Belgium at the tournament and has performed at a high standard in every one of those appearances.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Belgium beat Brazil 2-1 at the Kazan Arena in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. One option could see Fernandinho come into the side for a role he is accustomed to playing at Manchester City. Neymar will have to be careful not to pick up another booking as he would miss a semifinal should Brazil prevail.

For Belgium, defender Jan Vertonghen and De Bruyne are carrying yellow cards as well.

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