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#WorldCup 2018: Thierry Henry, Hazard console emotional Neymar following Belgium’s victory over Brazil



They may have just booked their place in the World Cup semi-finals , but Thierry Henry and Eden Hazard were quickly on hand to comfort Neymar after Belgium beat Brazil.

The Red Devils overcame the tournament favourites 2-1 on Friday in Kazan, thanks to an own-goal from Fernandinho and a fierce strike from Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne .

And after another World Cup campaign ended in disappointment for Neymar, the Paris Saint-Germain star was left inconsolable on the pitch at full-time.

But Neymar wasn’t alone as Henry and Hazard very kindly consoled the emotional Brazilian at the Kazan Arena following the entertaining quarter-final clash.

Former Arsenal striker Henry was initially filmed hugging Neymar before Chelsea winger Hazard stepped in and comforted him instead.

Brazil were dumped out of the World Cup following a very impressive first-half display by Roberto Martinez’s side.

Fernandinho put into his own net after just 13 minutes before De Bruyne struck home into the bottom corner from the edge of the box past Alisson on 31 minutes.

Brazil pulled one back with just 17 minutes remaining through Renato Augusto but Belgium held on.

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Belgium will take on France in the semi-finals on Tuesday and Martinez’s assistant, Henry, will come up against his country of birth with a place in the World Cup final at stake.