With England winning their first ever World Cup penalty shootout, the super exciting Round of 16 concluded lessening the number of teams by half. Eight teams will battle it out in the breathtaking quarterfinals on the 6th and 7th of July 2018.
The Round of 16 was unpredictable and full of surprises even with Ronaldo and Messi bowing out early. However, it’s time now to focus on the last 8.
Teams in the World Cup Quarter Finals
Quarter Final Match-Ups
France vs Uruguay (Friday, July 6)
Brasil vs Belgium (Friday, July 6)
Sweden vs England (Saturday, July 7)
Russia vs Croatia (Saturday, July 7)
Four cracking games with Brasil taking on Belgium for a place in the semi-finals against France or Uruguay. England will have the advantage over Sweden and the winner will take on Croatia or hosts Russia to qualify for the all-important finals of the competition.
Quarter Final Prediction
France vs Uruguay
France has a better side but Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez are capable of humiliating any opponent regardless of the occasion. However, Mbappe will be a threat and unless Diego Godin can find a way to keep him quiet, he’ll twist turn and run past defenders.
Ngolo Kante has the biggest task of all, to man-mark Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez.
Prediction: 2-1 France
Brasil vs Belgium
We all saw what Belgium did to Japan after going two goals down and they are quite capable of dismantling any team, including Brasil.
With Eden Hazard and Romeru Lukaku upfront, the Europeans are tipped to find the edge over the South American side.
Prediction: 2-0 Belgium
Sweden vs England
Sweden has outsmarted a number top teams to make it to the last 8 but we think England will find a way to beat them in the last 8.
England had it covered against Columbia but a late comeback took the game to penalties.
Prediction: 3-1 England
Russia vs Croatia
For the first time, the Russians are on to of their game but Croatia has quality, particularly with Modric and Rakitic in the side. We think the game will go down to extra time but Croatia will find a way to win within the 30 minutes.
Prediction: 2-1 Croatia
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