Playmaker De Bruyne usually features higher up the pitch for the Premier League champions under Pep Guardiola, and his change of position at the World Cup has led to plenty of questions regarding his position for the national team, where he plays in a two alongside Axel Witsel.
"When you are in a World Cup quarterfinal facing Brazil, you don't need extra motivation".
Fred did not make an appearance during Brazil's World Cup campaign as he failed to fully recover from an ankle injury.
"The pain is very great because we knew we could get there, we knew we had the conditions to go further, to make history... but it was not this time".
Flopping/diving is when a player tries to bamboozle the referee into thinking they've been fouled.
Since beating Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final, the five-time victor has been eliminated by European sides in the three subsequent competitions.
The much-lauded midfield struggled in the Round of 16 tie against a Japan side who never gave them time on the ball and it was only when Marouane Fellaini came on in the second half to provide some muscle that Belgium took control of the contest.
For Friday's match, the tactics might be simpler. Three of the four are really experienced defenders so you have to know how to attack.
"I think Thierry deserves huge credit".
"But if it's going to be a collective performance from a smart team that knows how to play together and fight for each other, then we have a chance and that's the only thing I care about. It can be that simple and this squad is ready for that".
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.