So often the man to save Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't work his magic on Saturday against Uruguay, as they bowed out of the tournament.
"We love seeing England do well and would love Gareth Southgate and his side to do well at this World Cup".
On the cards to make another run at the Ballon d'Or, Ronaldo set numerous records for club and country.
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The Brazilian superstar, the most unsafe one-on-one player in the world, who has his country on the cusp of its sixth World Cup title, should be celebrated for his ability to beat defenders and change a match with a single run. They have created their own story and made history.
On seeding, defending champions Germany would have expected to be in Samara on Saturday but they finished bottom of Group F in Russian Federation, an ignominious exit that would have come sooner had Sweden held out for a few seconds more to draw their clash in Sochi.
Croatia may be favored on paper in this match but something is telling us that Russia's stunning victory over Spain will propel them to even greater heights.
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But, Axel Witsel's presence in midfield is vital, meaning Mertens remains the only expendable player in attack. They've only gone out twice at this stage in that run (vs France in 2006 and vs the Netherlands in 2010).
Spain followed Argentina and Portugal out of the tournament on Sunday when they were beaten on penalties by hosts Russian Federation.
Sweden edged out Switzerland 1-0 in the last-16.
Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens and Kevin De Bruyne are likely to give Brazil's defence the biggest test of their campaign so far, although the South Americans have only conceded once in four matches.
And on Saturday, England face their biggest match for a generation when they take on Sweden in Samara, before Russian Federation and Croatia go head to head in Sochi.
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Uruguay on the other hand have scored also scored 7 goals at the World Cup with Edinson Cavani scoring three goals for them. Let's take a quick preview at the four quarterfinal matches scheduled for Friday and Saturday while we glance at the corresponding odds to win it all.