Brazil lost to Belgium 2-1 in Kazan and were eliminated from the tournament, while the Red Devils progressed to the World Cup semi-finals, where they will face 1998 winners France in St. Petersburg on Wednesday morning (AEST).

"Today we made history," Witsel said post-match.

"It's an unforgettable moment. Not only did we qualify for the semi-final, but also we beat Brazil. We are so happy, we can't even believe in what we've done.

"The secret to our victory? We were very disciplined, especially in defence."

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russia.