In years to come, when this stadium is a crumbling white elephant, they will sit in almost empty stands, hear the wind whisper across the marsh that surrounds it and believe what they can hear is the ghosts of giants.
In three games, Kazan has claimed the winners of 11 World Cups. First Germany went, insipid against South Korea. Then, in a full-blooded epic, Argentina were blown away by France. And then fell the biggest of all, Brazil, outwitted and outbattled by Belgium, who will face France in Tuesday’s semi-final.
Written by Jonathan Wilson at the Kazan Arena
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jul/06/brazil-belgium-world-cup-quarter-final-match-report under the title “Brazil knocked out of World Cup by Kevin De Bruyne and brilliant Belgium”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.