Kevin De Bruyne relishing World Cup journey


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Belgium and Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne insists his team are enjoying their journey at the World Cup and do not plan on ending it anytime soon.

The former Chelsea man scored a stunning goal on Friday night as Belgium booked their spot in the World Cup semi-finals.

Belgium beat five-time winners Brazil 2-1 as the tournament favourites had no answer for Roberto Martinez’s men.

The Red Devils’ reward is a clash against France on Tuesday and De Bruyne insists the whole group are enjoying the occasion.

He told reporters: “We have achieved something that is really beautiful and not easy.

We are proud to reach the semi-finals and will do our utmost to win that match.

“We are in the top four and are happy, but once you’re that close you want to everything you can. Only a few times in your lifetime [can you come to a World Cup].

“You might go to two or three in a lifetime if you’re lucky.

We will do all we can and hopefully we can give you some nice images of Belgium. We are going to give everything we can to beat France.

“We are on an equal footing with France, we will try and do everything we can physically and mentally.

That’s all we can do. At the end, you do all you can to win and if they’re better, they’re better. That’s football.”

Tuesday’s game with France kicks-off at 7pm at the Saint Petersburg Stadium and France are the narrow favourites at 2.50, with the draw at 3.25 while Belgium are 3.00 to grab the win.

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