July 4, 2018 / 3:02 PM / 3 months ago

FACTBOX-Soccer-Brazil v Belgium

KAZAN, Russia, July 4 (Reuters) - Brazil play Belgium in a World Cup quarter-final in Kazan on Friday:

Where: Kazan Arena

Capacity: 42,873

When: Friday July 6, 2100 local (1800 GMT/1400 ET)

Referee: TBA

Key stats:

* Brazil have not lost in their last 16 competitive matches.

* Belgium are unbeaten in 22 matches. Their last defeat in a competitive match was to Wales in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.

* Brazil are unbeaten at the tournament. They started with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland then beat Costa Rica (2-0), Serbia (2-0) and Mexico (2-0).

* Belgium have won all of their matches in Russia, beating Panama (3-0), Tunisia (5-2), England (1-0) and Japan (3-2)

* Brazil have won the World Cup five times but have been knocked out in the quarter-finals in two of the last three tournaments.

* Belgium reached the quarter-finals four years ago in Brazil and the semi-finals in 1986 when they were beaten by a Diego Maradona-inspired Argentina.

* Brazil have kept 19 clean sheets in 25 international matches under coach Tite. They conceded precisely one goal in each of the other six games.

* Belgium have scored more goals than any other team at the tournament (12).

* Brazil have won three of four penalty shootouts at the World Cup, including the one that decided the 1994 final against Italy.

* Belgium won their only World Cup penalty shootout against Spain in the quarter-finals of the 1986 tournament.

* Brazil forward Neymar has had 24 shots in Russia, more than anyone else at the tournament.

* Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku is the second highest goalscorer at the tournament with four.

* Brazil’s Casemiro will miss the match after picking up two yellow cards.

* Yellow cards will be wiped after the completion of the quarter-finals but Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Filipe Luis all have a single caution and would still miss the semi-final if Brazil get through and they pick up another in Kazan.

* Kevin de Bruyne, Jan Vertonghen, Leander Dendoncker, Thomas Meunier and Youri Tielemans are in the same position for Belgium.

Previous meetings:

Brazil and Belgium have played each other four times. Brazil has won three of the clashes, including the most recent in the Round of 16 at the 2002 World Cup. Belgium won the first, a friendly, 5-1 in 1963. (Reporting by Toby Davis; Editing by Ken Ferris/John O’Brien)

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