Belgian fans in Brussels watching their team triumph over Brazil in the World Cup quarterfinals in Russia cheered and danced as the final whistle sounded, sending their team into a semi-final against France.
Belgium struck early and held off a late Brazil fightback to send the five-times champions tumbling out of the World Cup with a 2-1 victory in an end-to-end thriller on Friday. A Fernandinho own goal and a brilliant Kevin De Bruyne strike gave Belgium a spot in the last four for the second time after 1986.
Meanwhile, despondent Brazilian fans in Rio de Janeiro sulked as Brazil was sent home at the quarter-final stage for the third time in the last four World Cups.
Belgian fans celebrate as their World Cup team goes to the semi-finals for the first time in 1986 with a 2-1 victory over Brazil. (VCG)