belgium beats favorites brazil two to one and to book a place in the world cup semifinals. plus earlier on friday france knocked out your boy with a two nil victory and me. and france is on cloud nine following their porter final victory as fans waved flags and climbed on cars in celebration. i. have very warm welcome to the program from all of us here at r t h q in moscow we start with our special coverage of the world cup where at crunch night of football friday france and belgium go through to the last four of the championship our teams
across all the excitement. welcome back to full place if you reveal what you know the day you would have has. all the cool to finals has now come to close we know exactly who the. it was still in the race for the trophy. it's all through to the last full brazil in the world was its time to pack their bags and the game of the day belgium saw all five time world cup winners brazil two goals to one.
i. think what so that what we did today we did where we give. we were technically really within a. week a president of the country and the. two there was more defensive than than i used to be but i think where i did that with joe and i like i like all the team and. a big victory for us was we we did this. and what a game it was belgium opening the scoring in the thirteenth minute chadli curling the ball in straight from a corner table for nadine you straight tossed out a sense into the net embarrassment for the experience the fun is that really that
set the mood for the whole game belgium doubling their lead a little while later a star striker. powerhouse picking the ball up in the belgium's off powering forward. through the midfield the defense tossing out wanted to give the bhutto took a shot put it very powerful allowed time and space on the ball want to solo into the bottom left hand corner no charts for the key put there douglas costa came on forward to silva that did change the pace of the game a bit strengthened brazil's midfield pulling it out wide trying to spread the belgians didn't work so defensive masterclass that aside from one would for brazil of brazil's one also go so reviving hopes just three minutes off to coming on to the pitch bearing this had a right into the bottom right corner off to use force from the t.v. you could just sit there splitting the difference was enough though for the brazilians the attack laws are looking unimpressive throughout the whole much.
really shot down by the belgians at all that star striker star trek and we feel is looking pretty helpless in the face of the belgian machine without further ado let's cross live to source who's joining us there in the fall and of course the world cup host peter schmeichel guys i would say you know yes well we're based in sochi now we've upped sticks from moscow because the last quarter final would be russia house up against croatia that want to look forward see but plenty to talk about before then because we watch that game by belgium really stuffed it in brazil you said it was to be fair to pace he was saying all along he felt belgium would cause problems not for brazil i think. by from the beginning i thought they would cause a problem to anyone and it's just the squad they have the players have got available it's no surprise no one can be surprised about this brazil played better today than i've seen them in the whole tournament and ironically they go out in that form as i thought. defensively you know they're very unlucky in the first goal it's just got
a little flick of calm company which then hit a friend indeed your goes in and it's what happens in football they didn't really become a form and then they find themselves to know at half time. but i have to say you know what it's saying goodbye to to one of the better teams now where i think some of the other teams of still in the tournament maybe you know we get swept the more but that's the nature of the world. toward the second half they did well i wanted them to in the last ten minutes to push it a little bit more and they did with the goal the goal was fantastic they went you know it was supposed into the box from the from continue to a ghost who would just come on he's been on the pitch for three minutes scored and then again two minutes later he had another chance and everyone thought that that will resume and it just needs outside the post so t.v. changed. he took. put doctors koster on to polynya
off and put on and william came on and it came off at half time for mean you came on a list of those which i had a really impacted me because of that in many cities causing all sorts of problems all the free stuff that you shouldn't work so so most of what happened good that happened in the second half was that they were involved. look to name to say you know this is your opportunity to show how good you are you had little sniffs you had a situation where you get support and insight he passes inside the box to fit mean you from mean you have a shot because just over and i'm a mouse i had a shot in one thousand minutes plus three which t. book which was a fantastically russia. many people as we've been saying all along written off russian at the very start of the story but now them in the quarter finals. i've been very impressed by russian i've been very impressed by. having had no support
absolutely no support when i travel around in. russia to do stories all the eleven cities all the whole cities i had very little. optimism about the russian team i think the thing with with the team is that they didn't have to qualify so there's no competitive matches for nearly two years. and because of your fee for ranking. you drop and i think top of my head sixty fifth russia came in a sixty fifth in the future and that's a long way down we only got thirty two teams that we don't know it's nineteen minutes we'll hear you but you know you you know it's it's time to take that for anything but then you know that the way the whole tournament has progressed for the mind and i think the chance of the way he's attacked he. changed things he had so many experiments in. all these preparations he won three of them back then
he went for the back then he went five at the back and everything seemed not to work once he got to the tournament and he had all the issues with the injured players as well. so it's nice to be so thirty thirty thirty eight years of age he was not so we've been retired for comeback and he's been absolutely admissions it doesn't he look something i mean this is it and this is what i really like about you know a world cup it always throws out a team like that where you don't you don't think they'll do and then it's there of course but the support in the first game the way the whole thing evolve and develop you know it slowly being build up now that beat spain i mean russia can beat anyone after beating spain and france just a quick recap they. thought reason becomes to play in the end. and again that's something that you sort of predicted might happen given focus on he was out here and watching but that's a big problem for your boy so this was on his own he's he's
a good striker cavani on his own he's a good striker put kovalainen suarez together is decent and that wasn't after your wife and. i've been very consistent with kev on the i actually think that he's been the best player in the you're going see and i also think he was what he's been one of the best performing players in the whole of the world probably started off and tactically well didn't scope but we you know contributed with the series and then he scored two goals and that this was a system so. you know that that was a really really tough. stuff for them today not to have him. and the thing is i said this before that france was a one team for me that really stepped it up they they went from being everything sink to the stomach was a white obviously i don't even closer to them and on them so they were very obvious the sort of slowly got through the group stages. but in the last sixteen.
against argentina really stepped it up and everything could play on that page so he would you call them between france and belgium and to me they seem very similar things and it's as if we're going to tell you about the potency in the half that brought them to speak french you know it this is how close are you know it's two different sides of football and there's two different kinds of football teams and it's very very very different to this moment in time to separate them in terms of strength. i would i would say that big play is and i think what will happen in this in the fun is going to be a cautious affair i'm pretty sure that we should disclose away from the final we don't want to go out going high and then you lose on to it and france have seen belgium counter-attacking two games no you don't want to go out there so it's going to be cautious and it's going to for me i think it's going to be down to an individual skill and individual brilliance and they will play against each other in
the top leagues in europe and i don't know pretty much the nature of this gang was open to the point but here you get them all together in a team you have a different manager who looks at every one strength and you try to sort of make the plan dried and come up with a product that will be different and international football in the first place is different from from from from football it's a tasty one i can't wait for this also about the possibility of an england russia semifinal how about that would be a crock of a game would not let's go. now he's been following that crucial clash brazil belgium perhaps many will be sad to see the five time world champions going home i'm guessing brazil fans disappointed where you are as well well absolutely you know i was here for the argentina france game i'm now here for the brazil belgium game and judging by how much fun both the argentinians and the brazilians add in the streets of design you would never be able to tell that this would effectively become the final stop for the boat. american teams they're both going home from
design and all these three will see a lot of brazilian fans very sad in the seats of cars on tonight you would look at the stadium you would see it's a sea of yellow and occasional small islands of red so let me use this report as a rallying call to all the belgians it's not too late to buy tickets to st petersburg and be there on tuesday when. their team plays against france and arguably the biggest game for belgium i had a little chat with the fever president johnny in france you know about this world cup and about russia's chances i will tell you after the end of the world cup but so far it's. quite top class i have to say with the president it's more russia. that's going to. help with this result. and always with us that's your. thing the russian team. has been great has made. already
a great achievement but as we know once you start. getting the. more and i think russia on the russian people have to be proud for what their team is doing in this world cup this was not only the last game for brazil this was the last game focus on all the matches a world cup match is over and john in france you know said that it was an amazing atmosphere amazing experience to be in the city which is now saying goodbye to the world cup obviously we're not and we'll see you all in st petersburg on tuesday that was the guys were discussing earlier today just hours ago of course we found out the name of the first seven finalist. in a two mil win for blues goals from griezmann the french fans into ecstasy all over france the summer look at the. game.
thank heaven want had to the had five had a fifth of the oval i observed have such a positive mood for those fires global even those that have left the torment of crossed out so that it hasn't dampened their spirits or stop the party rolling on and on and on and while of football players battle out on the pitch fans of course
will bring you all the latest goals disappointments to see the whole range of motions your naughty international for join us for war updates and world cup but we're not fighting to live. and now into other world news britain's home secretary is calling on russia to come clean after the nerve agent never took was again detected in the south of england so she says russia is using the u.k. as a dumping ground for poison russia has denied any involvement and expressed concern that the nerve agent has surfaced again the accusations emerged after a couple was reportedly poisoned by now we choke in the town of amesbury they are now hospitalized in critical condition and police say they show signs of nerve
agent exposure scotland yard now says the investigation is expected to take weeks if not months to complete due to challenges emerging during the operation police also state there is still no evidence the nerve agent came from the same batch that sergei and yulia script all were exposed to in the salisbury poisoning in march but precautionary measures have still been introduced public health officials in england have urged people in nearby salisbury not to pick up any unknown items they also gave detailed instructions on using baby wipes or washing clothes at specific temperatures here's how people in salisbury have reacted. you should do that anyway look closely. baby was the right thing to do it i mean maybe why so i wouldn't use them i'm sticking to it's ridiculous you're good baby bunnies. anything they say we're always remains that fly about and he says she says and people know somebody that say they're at the hospital or down and but i
thought every minute one of the very misses that yeah it was something that was disregarded that was picked up a new thinking it was a recreational drug. following the amesbury poisoning some british media outlets have indulged in scaremongering they claim an assassination attempt or cyber attack on critical national infrastructure by russia is imminent artes and associates are going to reports. well the british press is one too rarely shy away from anti russian sentiment but when it comes to this latest novel saga we've seen that speculation scaremongering and really wishful thinking seem to be battling it out with those less frenzied voices that are still calling for evidence and one example a latest piece in the times talks about alleged spies being on alert over serious threat of a russian attack this peace talks about how spy agencies in the u.k. are apparently on standby expecting some kind of attack from russia any minute now
and what's the source they just say its sources and of course if that wasn't enough the piece goes on to talk about how major sporting events seem to coincide and not by accident with developments such as the south the city and war back in two thousand and eight and the crimean referendum saying it's not by accident and russia is behind this now in contrast we've seen pieces along the likes of one in the guardian that says it would be nice to see some evidence first and that russia's involvement really hasn't been proven yet and facts really would not be a bad idea not very many people seem to know what exactly is going on in this whole saga yet of course we are also seeing british of british officials continuing to sing the same tune as they have been this whole time saying now that following the second poisoning that russia needs to come clean it is now time for the russian state comes forward and explains exactly what is going on it is completely
unacceptable for our people to be either deliberate or accidental targets or for streets parks towns to be dumping grounds for poison you know the all for is still there to the russian state to try the sisters to tell us what happened because that would definitely help keep the people of souls very safe and of course again the british papers have been echoing those moods expressed by the u.k. . home secretary we have headlines such as moscow is using britain as a dumping ground for poisoned russia must come clean we have one here that says legacy of the u.s.s.r. and last but not least something like most likely explanation is a russian state hooked on a poison as a weapon of terror and of course all this while this whole entire time for the last four months really russia has been saying has nothing to do with this it doesn't have a motive it's called for a joint investigation with the u.k. multiple times and is really waiting for some actual tangible facts in all of this
to be presented international affairs commentator marc success the mainstream media are quoting unproven statements as fact. i think too much of the media seems to believe that its national duty is pay sure that duty to parrot the government line on this one the government line has been contradictory but not contradicted by the media itself has been so many holes in the story i think we could. we could throw quite a lot of war down them and throw a lot of cold water on these claims because there's nothing to the as much as they change so much in very so considerably from day to day practically with the original stories and i was being given a rehash of course in the middle of a sporting event in russia what a coincidence and though and as i say too much of the media is too willing to accept too much which is unproven and in flat contradictions everything that looks like common sense these events are actually designed to draw attention away from that world cup and distract from the success of events like the social lympics
similar events were occurring then there's a claim that russia would want to use the these events as smokescreens but for what for attacking two random people in some small town in in england as if. the russian government or mr putin has got better things to do than to go around making mischief in some obscure regional town in some unfortunately relatively obscure country it's absurd in all its tenets and we should remember that the examples given i noticed in the media for example wars in georgia and so on are examples which were initiated by the western backed governments in those regions so it wasn't the russians starting something in line with these events it was actually the other way around those events were happening when the western backed government began their own campaigns for example towards south a seizure all those years ago. signatories of the iran nuclear deal have agreed
to stay committed to the agreement as well as protect companies doing business with iran from u.s. sanctions they announced it was made at a meeting in vienna called to discuss donald trump's withdrawal from the deal. the participants recognized that in return for the implementation of its nuclear related commitments the lifting of sanctions including the economic dividends arising from it constitutes an essential part of the way the participants will work on the above issues through direct bilateral efforts and through engagement with international partners in order to encourage them to follow the same policies and to establish similar mechanisms in their economic relations with the protection of companies from the extraterritorial effects of u.s. sanctions the countries also agreed to purchase or oil and gas from tehran international oil i can almost dr mom do salomé warns the move could spark u.s. retaliation against the. do you open your own urine we've already elitism cannot
give protection to every single company that is affected by american sanctions on iran but get it extend the threat of retaliation by view. could deter a president from for taking stiff measures egg is european companies going to deal with iran i think it is in the interest of iran the european union. that the. iranian nuclear deal continuing to function. the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons has issued an interim report on the alleged chemical attack in the syrian city of duma in april it says various chlorinated chemicals were found in samples from two local sites it also states no nerve agents or other degradation products were detected the o.p.c. w.
has not made a final conclusion about the allegations and its work is ongoing the alleged chemical attack and do most was carried out on april the seventh a week later the u.s. france and the u.k. carried out air strikes against syria leaving cousin assad for using chemical weapons against his people that's despite russian military experts on the ground failing to find any trace of chemical weapons use and do. chemistry professor james torre says the organic compounds the o.p.c. w. found are not related to nerve agents. it means what they found or just typical are getting compounds that would be present from an industrial cylinder it has nothing to do with nerve agents that are getting compounds that they found were corsi to gases and try to clear or see the gases and those are the types of compounds that any any organic chemistry lab or industrial site would have those
are used as skin treatment agents used for work removal that has nothing to do with a chemical agent. western media was quick to react to the report with the b.b.c. even claiming proof of chemical weapons use had been found though they have since corrected their headline to reflect that the o.p.c. w. is far from conclusive on the matter back in april after the alleged attack u.s. officials were also eager to jump to conclusions. the united states has excellent intelligence gathering as we saw what happened with information that led us to believe that sarin and chlorine gas were used in this most recent attack we certainly had a lot of media and social media indicators that either chlorine or sharon were used james store also told us he was immediately skeptical of the chemical attack allegations from the beginning. just looking at the the attack looking at her cylinders i knew that this was not
a chemical weapons attack if anything there may have been some cylinders that may have been exploded but those were typical industrial cylinders of common compounds they had nothing to do with a chemical weapons attack and that's why the report has said that there are known no chemical weapons agents were found at all whether they be nerve agents or chemical agents or mustard agents none of the agents or the by products of the degradation products were found. the planned demolition of a bedouin village in the west bank has been suspended by an israeli court that was after protests erupted there between police and activists on wednesday as israeli authorities move all does arrest to the site. yes a lot of the yes yes all right protestors created a human chain to prevent the equipment from entering the village skirmishes left thirty five people injured and two under arrest according to local forces
a palestinian journalist in the kit claims israeli soldiers also attacked journalists were filming the new un and various rights groups have all come out against removing the village by force a spokesperson for the un relief agency for palestine refugees says the plan may violate international law. things in the village up salutes the terrifying the bedouin themselves some of the most disadvantaged people in the middle east they and their children are living on a knife edge international humanitarian law prohibits the transfer of the population of an occupied territory without the genuinely and fully informed consent of the affected people regardless of the motives to consent is not considered genuine in an environment not by the use of pressure physical force coalition fear of violence old us so the position is very clear what we may be witnessing could be a grave breach of the fourth day of the convention and it may amount to
a war crime the un the humanitarian court makes in jerusalem the director of under its west bank office members of the diplomatic community n.g.o.s the power to north or a team that's been oppressed for a whole visit to the bed been built what are we supposed to do we are humanitarian aid workers we are you know the diplomatic community is the diplomats what are we to do in the face of a highly equipped army using bulldozers. the removal of the village had been approved by a court and may which said the settlement was illegal under israeli law israel plan to relocate the residents to an area twelve kilometers away jamal juma a local activist says people will continue to resist the plan. so whenever this is happened is going to be clashes people is going to stand up to give said do not go into a low. end of the people and destruction of their community and we know that this
is a crime against humanity this is this is i want to see and i want to find this is autumn and we are going to defend it you know what that with the prices this is a political decision and you know that is that i would want to not just. displace the people of i don't know what about that is on the twenty four locations that. for expansion and displacement kind of. that's a wrap up of the day's top headlines and your world cup highlights for this hour but don't forget you can always head to our web site r.t. dot com for the details on all the stories and more as always thanks for tuning in .