Watch: Roberto Martinez complimentary of Kevin De Bruyne's impact on Belgium

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Kevin De Bruyne and Belgium will meet Japan in the Round of 16.

Kevin De Bruyne has yet to truly shine like he’s capable of at the World Cup yet, but Belgium boss Roberto Martinez believes he’s still been essential to the team’s success.

The midfielder has one assist through two games, with Belgium going a perfect 3-0 in the group stages.

“He has been a little bit a top performer that has not been highlighted yet. And he’s essential for the way that we want to play,” Martinez said of De Bruyne.

Martinez also spoke of Belgium’s confidence going into the last 16. See his full comments below.

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Watch: Neymar not being protected by Brazil at World Cup, says Casemiro

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Neymar and Casemiro celebrate against Costa Rica.

Neymar is one of the best players in the world and as such, receives plenty of criticism, especially when he doesn’t meet high expectations.

His Brazil team-mate Casemiro, however, laughed off the idea that the squad are protecting Neymar at the World Cup.

“Protect Neymar? Neymar is a world-class star for a long time. Neymar knows how to deal with critics,” Casemiro said.

See Casemiro’s full comments in the video below.

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Watch: Thibaut Courtois reveals why he doesn't enjoying playing against Belgium team-mate Marouane Fellaini in the Premier League

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Marouane Fellaini is a difficult opponent for Thibaut Courtois

Marouane Fellaini signing a new contract at Manchester United will be bad news for Belgium team-mate Thibaut Courtois after the goalkeeper revealed he doesn’t enjoy playing against him in the Premier League.

The Chelsea shot-stopper said he finds it very difficult to play against the tall midfielder and is happy that he is on the same team as him in the World Cup.

Ahead of Belgium’s last-16 round tie against Japan, watch the video what he said of the Manchester United man.

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