Eden Hazard celebrates Belgium’s 2-1 win over Brazil in Kazan. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty

Brazil 1 Belgium 2 Roberto Martinez seemed unsure himself before this game whether his Belgium side had the know-how and self-belief to win a World C(...)

Paulinho of Brazil scores his team’s first goal during their 2018 World Cup Group E win over Serbia at Spartak Stadium. Photo: Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Serbia 0 Brazil 2 World Cup press boxes are usually positioned to give journalists the same sort of view of the match that you are used to seeing on (...)

Fans of Beijing Guoan display a ‘Green Invasion’ flag during a match against Chongcing Lifan FC in 2015. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Although Jim McGuinness’s new club Beijing Guoan have not yet splashed the big cash on players like Jackson Martinez and Oscar, there is a feeling tha(...)

Oscar’s team-mate at Shanghai SIPG is compatriot Hulk, who had already broken the Chinese transfer record with his €49 million fee. Photograph:  VCG via Getty Images

In the stands at the Shanghai Stadium, the SIPG fans will hail Brazilian midfielder Oscar’s arrival with roars of “We are red!” sung in English, and c(...)

Neymar and Brazil return to Belo Horizonte for the first time since their 7-1 humiliation at the hands of Germany in the 2014 World Cup. Photograph: Reuters/Ricardo Moraes

Brazil v Argentina, World Cup qualifier, Belo Horizonte, Thursday 11.45pm (GMT) It has been 28 months, but finally Brazil will return to the site o(...)