Belgium were gifted the lead through an unfortunate own goal from Brazil star Fernandinho after 13 minutes. The Red Devils doubled their lead on the half-hour mark via an exquisite 20-yard finish from Kevin De Bruyne.
Renato Augusto pulled one back for Brazil with a good header just three minutes after coming off the bench. Brazil were denied a penalty despite Vincent Kompany appearing to bring Gabriel Jesus down in the box. Belgium will face European rivals France in the World Cup semi-final on Tuesday 10 July.