Brazil’s World Cup came to an end with a 1-2 defeat to Belgium in the quarter-finals of Russia 2018 in Kazan on Friday night.
Roberto Martínez’s men had much the better of the first half, taking the lead through Fernandinho’s own goal in the 13th minute before Kevin De Bruyne’s strike doubled their advantage following a powerful Romelu Lukaku run.
Brazil were able to pull themselves back into the game when substitute Renato Augusto scored with just under quarter of an hour left to play but a succession of spurned opportunities sealed their fate.
With Neymar once again the centre of attention, here are the best of the tweets and jokes as Brazil go out of the World Cup after a 1-2 quarter-final defeat to Belgium:
— BetVictor (@BetVictor) July 6, 2018
— Gabriel Pokey (@PokeyBR) July 6, 2018
— Ben Stanley (@BDStanley) July 6, 2018
— Letras.mus.br (@letras) July 6, 2018
BELGIUM MORE THAN JUST WAFFLES #BRABEL
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) July 6, 2018
— 1️⃣1️⃣Неб⚪јша Баб⚪вић (@Brodonacelnik) July 6, 2018
Dear Neymar, my teacher once told me that a rolling stone gathers no moss. As for the number of times you've rolled over this world cup, I expected you to gather nothing.
Your loving fan,
Indomie noodles#BRABEL pic.twitter.com/SXAvkmWz8P
— Aine Derrick (@hotniqqha) July 6, 2018
— Danny Kelly (@dannykellywords) July 6, 2018
I'm happy for Neymar, now he can lay down all he wants #BRABEL
— Josie ✊ (@sahlojolina) July 6, 2018
— tchin (@chanyeolUye) July 6, 2018
— mepassistant (@mepassistants) July 6, 2018
Depressed for the next four years #BRABEL
— maddie ッ (@maddieebowerss) July 6, 2018
— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) July 6, 2018
— Russia World Cup (@RussiaWorldCupp) July 6, 2018
Robert downey jr, Hugh jackman, Tom cruise, Leonardo Dicaprio and all other's actors are in depression currently bc they are thinking of Neymar getting all good roles in Hollywood #brabel
— Vanshika (@Vanshika1331D) July 6, 2018
— túlio (@zephyrinthesky) July 6, 2018
— Shreyansh (@Messi_Meister) July 6, 2018
— Katja / Катя (@SchlagerKaty) July 6, 2018
— ＺＥＹＡＤ (@zeyadelaraby7_) July 6, 2018
— Mohit (@yug_Manek) July 6, 2018
— simon purves (@simonpurves) July 6, 2018
— أ حـ ـمـ د | 1927 (@AMED_YH) July 6, 2018
— SHIJU CR (@shiju_cr) July 6, 2018
— Insónias em Carvão (@insoniascarvao) July 6, 2018
#BRABEL Neymar will not fly home with rest of the Brazilian team . He will be diving home .
— 比克拉 (@BIKT_) July 6, 2018
— Josoh Numbercruncher (@Mtkenyafinest) July 6, 2018
How it must pain the Brexiters to see yet another victory for Brussels. #BRABEL
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) July 6, 2018