Neymar scored his first career goal in the playoffs of the world Cup, but the exact impact is Roberto Firmino has become Brazil's 228th goal for all history of performances at the world Championships, which made Brazil the most successful team in the history of the tournament.
Marcelo is fit again for Brazil and could return in place of Filipe Luis at left back, while winger Douglas Costa is back from injury and will be on the bench.
Manchester City star De Bruyne is yet to score at the World Cup but played a key part in Belgium's last-gasp victor against Japan in the round of 16, the Red Devils coming from two goals down to win 3-2.
'He shouldn't be allowed to play with them almost!'
MOSCOW, July 5 ― Veteran Belgium defender Vincent Kompany said yesterday Brazil are the best team at the World Cup but his side are not losing any sleep at the prospect of playing them.
If Kevin De Bruyne is having a quiet World Cup, as some pundits have suggested, it can only be because expectations surrounding the Belgium playmaker are so incredibly high.
But Ronaldo said Neymar - who is one of the most fouled players in the entire tournament - needed more protecting.
Belgium is the competition's top scorer with 12 in its four games, with the goals spread around the team.
There is a worry for Brazil heading into the Belgium match: The team will be without midfielder Casemiro, who is suspended after picking up a second yellow card in the 2-0 win over Mexico in the round of 16.
"So, it's a defining game, but not just for us, it's a defining game for Brazil as well".
Much of the focus surrounding Brazil's bid for a record-extending sixth world title has inevitably been on Neymar.
"I don't care much for criticism, not even from the press because in a way this can influence athletes".
De Bruyne impressed his national team manager for his strong personality and maturity, showing that he is a real leader on the pitch for Belgium, particularly in their last match against Japan.