"There is a lot of pain because we knew we could go further and make history".
The criticism comes after Tite failed to replace Fred in the final 23-man squad as he had up until 24 hours prior to Brazil's first appearance in the tournament to make a change, a game which came ten days following the United man's injury.
"Belgium are young, but they are maturing".
"The system we've been using has been in place for two years and we've improved as individuals", Lukaku said in a prematch news conference. Football's full of it - there are even YouTube compilations dedicated to the World Cup's Best Ever Flopping.
Fred did not play any part in Brazil's World Cup campaign.
Belgium showed plenty of attacking flair in their 2-1 win over Brazil in the other quarter-final and Varane singled out forward Romelu Lukaku and playmaker Eden Hazard as two of the players the French would have to be wary off. "I think we will have to savour the game and do as much as we can for our country".
"We know what we are capable of but Brazil are the favourites, putting us into a different role".
A stingy Brazil team has only conceded once in the tournament and Lukaku said it is hard to find weaknesses. The main questions following disappointing defeats in the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 European Championship centred on the team's character.
Martinez is preparing his side to face Brazil in Friday's quarterfinal, and declared himself surprised at speculation he could become the permanent replacement for Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked by Spain on the eve of the World Cup after it was revealed he would be taking the Real Madrid job after the tournament. "I'm proud of everyone", said Neymar, who hadn't spoken publicly since the team's elimination in Kazan.