Top 3 Peak Moments of the weekend: Gallant Belgians, Pickford saves & Russia bow out in style

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    #1 Belgium hold off Brazil

    After coming back to beat Japan in the round of 16, Belgium had bigger fish to fry in form of Brazil in the quarter-finals and showed awesome quality by taking a 2-0 lead at the break.

    The Selecao did pull one back but the Red Devils held firm for a 2-1 victory to progress to the semi-finals for only the second time in the tournament’s history.

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    #2 Pickford the saviour

    England might have thumped Sweden 2-0 in Samara on Saturday afternoon to make it to only their third semi-final in the tournament's history, but they certainly had goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to thank, who stood tall through the entire 90 minutes, making brilliant saves to keep the Swedish threat at bay.

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    #4 Russia heads held high even in defeat

    After ousting 2010 champions Spain in the round of 16, there was a lot of hope that the Russians would do well against the Croatians which they did by taking the lead in the first half and tying the game 2-2 in extra-time.

    The Sbornaya ended up losing 4-3 on penalties but they can be proud of their displays as they defied expectations.