Benteke makes Coutinho joke as he celebrates Belgium win with Brazil barb

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The Crystal Palace striker has started the mind games ahead of the World Cup quarter-final between the two sides

Christian Benteke has kicked off the mind-games ahead of Belgium's blockbuster World Cup quarter-final against Brazil.

Belgium had to come from two goals down to beat Japan 3-2 in Rostov-on-Don and will now face Brazil after a stunning comeback.

Five-time champions Brazil are widely tipped as favourites to win a sixth crown and Benteke is already cranking up the pressure on Neymar and his team.

Despite being left out of the Belgium squad after a poor Premier League season with Crystal Palace, Benteke saw the chance to poke fun at Brazil by using snaps of former Liverpool team-mate Philippe Coutinho.

Indeed, one picture sees Coutinho smiling, with the caption: "When you think you'll play Japan in the quarters." And it sits next to another, with Coutinho grimacing, with the words "But Belgium turns it around with a last minute winner."

Whether or not his social media antics come back to bite him later, with Belgium facing Brazil on Friday in Kazan, remains to be seen.

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Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 in their quarter-final, with Neymar and Roberto Firmino both on the scoresheet.

The winner of the clash between the Selecao and the Red Devils will face the winner of the quarter-final between Uruguay and France.

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