Brazil vs Belgium team news: Fellaini and Chadli start World Cup quarter-final

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The pair both came off the bench to score against Japan in the last 16 and come in for Dries Mertens and Yannick Carrasco

Belgium have handed starts to Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli for their World Cup quarter-final against Brazil.

The pair both came off the bench to score in the last 16 as the Red Devils came from 2-0 down against Japan to win 3-2.

And they have been rewarded for their contributions by stepping into Roberto Martinez's side in Kazan.

West Brom winger Chadli comes in as a straight swap for Yannick Carrasco on the left-hand side having scored the dramatic late winner on Monday.

Fellaini, meanwhile, replaces Napoli forward Dries Mertens, with Martinez keen to use the Manchester United midfielder's physicality alongside Axel Witsel.

That means a more advanced role for Kevin De Bruyne, who alongside Eden Hazard will provide support for lone striker Romelu Lukaku.

Brazil, meanwhile, make two changes from their win over Mexico in the last 16.

Marcelo is fit to return to the starting XI having missed the 2-0 win in Samara, and comes straight back in for Filipe Luis.

His Real Madrid team-mate Casemiro, however, is suspended and is replaced by Manchester City's Fernandinho in midfield.

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Selecao boss Tite has resisted the temptation, though, to replace Gabriel Jesus with Roberto Firmino despite the former having failed to find the net thus far in Russia.

Brazil XI: Alisson; Fagner, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Paulinho, Fernandinho, Coutinho; Willian, Jesus, Neymar.

Belgium XI: Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen; Meunier, Fellaini, Witsel, Chadli; De Bruyne, Hazard; R Lukaku.

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