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07/08/2008
1:0 (0:0)
  • HERNANES (79')

Summary

Brazil edge nine-man Belgium
Hernanes emerged as Brazil's unlikely hero in Shenyang, smashing home a decisive late strike to see off the valiant challenge of nine-man Belgium. More »

Line-up

12
1
2
2
3
3
5
4
6
5
7
6
8
7
9
9
10
10
14
11
15
18

Substitute(s)

1
8
4
12
11
13
13
14
16
15
17
16
18
17

Coaches

DUNGA (BRA)
(BEL) Jean Francois DE SART

Officials

Referee: Khalil AL GHAMDI (KSA)Assistant Referee 1: Mohammed AL GHAMDI (KSA)Assistant Referee 2: Hamdi AL KADRIE (SYR)Fourth official: Viktor KASSAI (HUN)

  • Brazil's Diego gestures
  • Belgium Tom de Mul in action against Brazil
  • Lucas of Brazil (R) vies with Belgium's Moussa Dembele.
  • Brazil coach Dunga watches his team in their opening Group C match against Belgium.
  • Brazil's Alexandre Pato (L) and Vincent Kompany of Belgium chase for the ball during their Group C encounter.
  • Belgium's Vincent Kompany (second from R) receives a red card from referee Khalil Al Ghamdi.

"The first match is always a tough one, in any tournament. Belgium played very well in defence and we tried to play it down the flanks," Dunga, Brazil coach