Five things we learned from World Cup pre-quarters

StoriesPhilippe Coutinho How Brazil's humble attacker became the critical piece in Tite's jigsaw

StoriesPhilippe Coutinho How Brazil's humble attacker became the critical piece in Tite's jigsaw

"Everybody knows Neymar's class - he is an admirable and spectacular player", Suarez said at a Uruguay news conference ahead of their game against France.

With Spain's elimination during the Round of 16, England has emerged as the strongest squad on their side of the bracket, and have been rewarded on the World Cup championship odds, where they trail only Brazil and sit alongside France at +400.

The World Cup match is set to begin two hours after the men's tennis final begins, a decision that Mick Desmond, the All England Club's commercial and media director, said Wednesday came after a "dialogue" between Federation Internationale de Football Association and tennis officials.

"Since the beginning of the World Cup, she mocked Messi and said he couldn't even score a penalty against Iceland".

Both teams have done very well in the competition, and both are definitely eyeing to continue their journey in Russian Federation so expect a very exciting game between hungry nations.

"My brain says England, but my heart says Sweden". We have underestimated them for years.

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After a frantic group stage, the first knockout stage of the World Cup continued the thrills, as we were treated to some wonderful matches. They have created their own story and made history. "I would prefer that they go for Mbappe".

One team boasts star quality in England while the Swedes are complete with players who are ready to win despite being underdogs.

Following his side's 2-0 defeat to Brazil in the last 16, Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio accused Neymar of "too much acting", a view Ronaldo disagrees with.

Sweden became the fifth European team to reach the quarterfinals and will play either England or Colombia in Samara.

I think broadcasters who've got both sets of rights were concerned.

Uruguay's success has been built on a solid defence led by Atletico Madrid pair Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin, with the old-fashioned strike partnership of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani doing the damage at the other end with five goals between them.

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