Chester chairman David Harrington-Wright was quoted by the Chester Chronicle as saying: "When the fixture was first discussed there was a possible clash with an England quarter-final in the World Cup. We know with Tite's Brazil and particularly with Neymar and Coutinho, this is a real World Cup contender".
After a dramatic round of knockouts, the FIFA World Cup 2018 contenders have been cut down to eight.
England plays Sweden in the quarterfinals on Saturday, at face value a far easier proposition than meeting Brazil.
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This came to a head with his ludicrous acting when trodden on by Mexico player Miguel Layun in their Round of 16 match, which pushed Rivaldo in 2002 as the worst incident of faking ever seen at the World Cup. Coutinho is +190 to find the back of the net and should have opportunities against Belgium as our numbers have Brazil scoring 2.15 goals.
Maybe now, at the quarterfinal stage, the brilliance of Neymar's play will do all the talking.
The Manchester City full-back featured just once for Tite's men in Russian Federation, playing in his team's draw with Switzerland in their opening game.
Brazil have played four games in the tournament and Neymar has been fouled 23 times in four games.
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Naturally, the world was shocked by this upset, with some of the best reactions coming at Spain's expense. Russian Federation and Spain finished extra time with the score at 1-1.
While the Kazan murals have been popular with picture-snapping fans, one in Moscow proved more controversial when it emerged that the man tasked with decorating the city for the World Cup had commissioned a 12-storey portrait of his wife. "I just think that we're too honest as Canadians".
Now their golden generation will have the chance to prove they've truly arrived in a marquee quarter-final match against Brazil. Can the fairytale story get any better? The difference between these two teams could be the presence of a star. There are no soft teams left and draw has given us some very even matchups.
Laura Armstrong is a sports reporter based in Toronto.
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The end of Japan's game against Poland , however, has led to a rather severe backlash from football fans on social media. However, both players and coach alike are united in their conviction not to set out for a draw.