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Belgium booked a place into the World Cup semi-finals after beating Brazil in Kazan Arena tonight. An own-goal from Fernandinho and Kevin De Bruyne’s stunning strike gave a double lead after 30 minutes.

Substitute Renato Augusto scored with a header with 15 minutes left to go. Chelsea’s goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois denied a certain goal with a world class one-handed save on Neymar in the extra-time.

Eden Hazard went close to scoring in the second half, well assisted by former Blues’ Kevin De Bruyne.

Meanwhile, Chelsea winger Willian was replaced with Roberto Firmino following a poor performance in the first half. Brazil are out of the World Cup, while Belgium will face N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud in the semi-final which takes place on Tuesday night.

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Barcelona and Manchester United are keen to sign Willian from Chelsea, who reportedly rejected a second £55m bid for the Brazilian star from La Liga giants.

Willian, speaking at a press conference ahead of next World Cup clash against Belgium, told journalists: “People speculate a lot and we see a lot of things on the Internet but this is not the time to talk about this,”

“I’ve not received any information about whether is true or not [Barcelona’s interest]. I’m trying to focus on the national team at the moment.”

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Alisson Becker‘s agent Ze Maria has refused to confirm Chelsea have already set personal terms with the current AS Roma goalkeeper on a £100,000-a-week contract.

He told TeleRadio Stereo: “Nothing will happen in the next few days. Alisson is 100 per cent focused on the World Cup.”

Brazil face Belgium tomorrow (7PM BST) in Kazan. Chelsea stars Willian, Thibaut Courtois, and Eden Hazard are expected to start the game.

 

 

 

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After yesterday’s great performance with BrazilChelsea winger Willian is again a target for many European top club.

According to Sky Sports, Spanish giants Barcelona have offered more than £50m to sign the Brazilian star, but Chelsea have rejected their second offer.

It has been reported the Spanish giants had already a £50m bid rejected earlier last week.

However, talks are still ongoing between the two clubs as it is also understood Willian wants to leave Stamford Bridge if Antonio Conte remains the Blues’ manager.

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Belgium bounced back with a massive comeback as they beat Japan after being two goals behind last night in Russia.

Goals from Jan Vertonghen, Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli completed an amazing turnaround for the Red Devils. 

Thibaut Courtois started in goal while Eden Hazard hit the post and served a superb assist for the Manchester United midfielder, who leveled the score just before Chadli’s late goal which secured a 3-2 win.

Belgium face Brazil in the Quarter-Finals of the World Cup, it means a Chelsea quartet could be starting the game: Willian, Courtois, Hazard and Batshuayi.

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Chelsea winger Willian played 90′ for Brazil in tonight’s win against Serbia in Moscow.

Paulinho‘s fine touch past Stojkovic put Tite’s men in front before Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva cruised to a 2-0 score in the second half.

Brazil will face Mexico in the next round (Monday kick-off time 3PM BST)

Willian is expected to be selected in the starting XI after Juventus star Douglas Costa suffered a thigh injury and he could miss the rest of the World Cup.

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Williando Brasil disputa a bola com o jogador dos Estados Unidos durante partida amistosa no Gillette Stadium, em Foxborough, Massachusetts, Estados Unidos, Terça-feira, Setembro, 8, 2015.

Brazil drew 1-1 in their World Cup debut against Switzerland in Russia.

Chelsea winger Willian started and played the whole game but he didn’t really make an impact on the game.

Goals were scored by ex Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, with an amazing shot in the middle of the first half, and by Steven Zuber, who equalised with a header on a corner in the beginning of the second part.

So now Brazil and Switzerland are leveled with 1 point in Group F, where Sweden and South Korea will debut tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m.

 

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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger did not feature in Germany’s opener against Mexico this evening.

Joachim Low’s men suffered an unexpected 1-0 defeat as PSV winger Hirving Lozano capitalized a counter-attack lately in the first half.

Die Mannschaft played with Matt Hummels and Jerome Boateng as defensive duo, with both Rudiger, Sule and Ginter relegated to the bench.

On the other hand, Chelsea winger Willian is currently featuring against Switzerland in Rostov as La Seleçao are in front at half-time thanks to Philippe Coutinho’s masterpiece from 25 yards out.

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Chelsea star Willian has retreated from his recent Instagram post which hided manager Antonio Conte from squad-wide image of celebrations for the FA Cup Final win against Manchester United.

With the Red Devils constantly linked with a move for the Brazilian star, here are some words from Willian“I was happy with my performance during the season, I played very well I always try to do my best and work hard” he told journalists.

“Sometimes to stay on the bench is difficult but I respect the decision of the manager”.

“I think it was that I don’t have nothing more to say about my club because now I want to have focus here on the national team and the World Cup.”

Willian was crucial this season as he scored 13 goals from 55 appearances, coming off the bench in several games.

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Chelsea have made an offer of €60m for Roma goalkeeper Alisson, reports from Italy claim.

The Brazil international, who is expected to be his country’s number one at this summer’s World Cup, has seen his stock rise dramatically after an impressive season with Eusebio Di Francesco side.

He has been heavily linked with Real Madrid and Liverpool in recent times, with both of the Champions League finalists thought to be in the market for new goalkeepers.

However, according to Pagine Romaniste, it is the Reds’ English Premier League rivals Chelsea who have made the first official offer for the 25-year-old.

It is thought that the Blues have made a €60m ( £ 50m) bid for the player, while they would offer Alisson wages of €4.5m a season.

According to the report, though, it is highly unlikely that sporting director Monchi will accept the offer.

Instead, Roma will wait until after the World Cup before considering doing business – by which time Alisson’s performances at the tournament will hopefully have increased his value still further.

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