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 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.

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.

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 goals so far, two behind England’s Harry Kane.

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. So the coach has a tricky job to justify his picks and gameplan.