Brazil coach Tite defended his star man in Russian Federation, saying: "If you look, you will see how much he has been participating collectively - taking back the ball, taking up space".
"I think Madrid have interest in him, but I do not know about any offers or any potential bids but it would be almost impossible to sign a player who can sell a lot like him. It's not something you need to travel to Belgium to realise", he said.
For all their critics, France have moved into the last four with a minimum of fuss, ruthlessly disposing of Uruguay on Friday.
Legendary striker Ronaldo has backed Tite to remain coach of Brazil despite the team's 2-1 defeat to Belgium on Friday, a result that eliminated the five-time champions from the World Cup in Russian Federation.
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Only one can advance, and Portugal needs to play better than it did in tying Spain and Iran. "That is an additional factor. Jose Gimenez could return for Uruguay after he missed the final group game against Russian Federation with a back injury.
In Tuesday's matchup, France goes for its second world championship, whereas Belgium's best finish was fourth place in 1986.
There has also been the rise of new strong teams in the case of Belgium.
Following Croatia's shootout win over Russia, Fox Sports soccer analyst Alexi Lalas suggested that Russia 2018 was the greatest World Cupever. "It is an opportunity, nearly to try and improve on what we did against Brazil", Martinez said. "That's important if you want to beat the extremes of this competition".
Having said that, he may well have got some eggs and stones pelted at him judging by footage of some fans giving the official team bus a different kind of welcome. "We've been favourites. (Against Brazil) we were the underdogs. It is an opportunity in our careers and we have to grab it with both hands".
Born in Etterbeek to Moroccan parents, Fellaini is an established member of Belgium's golden generation. Some of them will return four years from now.
However, when looking at the chances they created in this game, there aren't too many of them and the ones they did create were low quality.
He told the crowd: "I see a lot of Brazilian flags: Have courage!"
Martinez had no answer to this and Belgium's second half tactics appeared to be nothing more than relying on their existing shape and using Hazard to get them out of trouble. It was time mainly spent rolling around in apparent agony before getting back on his feet again to continue with the dribbles, flicks and no-look passes.
Beaten finalists at Euro 2016 on home soil, France will aim to go one better in Russian Federation and emulate the successful squad of 1998 which included Didier Deschamps, who could emulate Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer by winning the World Cup as both a player and manager. Brazil, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Uruguay, France, England and Spain have been the countries who have won the World Cup so far.
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