Sports Illustrated has come out with a power rankings list of the final eight.
Then it's Brazil and Belgium's turn to try to continue their World Cup adventure. That wouldn't sound so bad, except for the fact Brazil lost in a 7-1 beat down in that match.
Maradona also was filmed on FIFA's official television broadcast aggressively raising his middle fingers after Argentina scored a late winning goal against Nigeria in St. Petersburg.
"However, the team are very good at the moment". So far, he's contributed two of Brazil's seven goals in this tournament.
If you're looking for a nail-biter, you should find it in this match. It's annoying, but I'm not ashamed to admit it's comically entertaining. "We've been waiting for two years to find out, what can Belgium do against a true worldwide giant?"
Kylian Mbappe's World Cup took off last Saturday when he scored twice in France's thrilling 4-3 victory over Argentina. Some think Neymar could even win his first Federation Internationale de Football Association player of the year award if Brazil wins it all.
Both sides failed to score in extra time so the game went to nail-biting penalties, but luckily England were triumphant.
In Saturday´s other quarter-final, host nation Russian Federation will hope to keep their rollercoaster ride through the finals going when they face Croatia.
Uruguay's strength lies in their defense.
The Sbornaya defended excellently against Spain and managed to beat them despite having just one attempt on target when Artem Dzyuba converted a penalty. Now, is the time for the rest of the teams to shine. Yes, Romelu Lukaku remains the biggest attacking threat for Roberto Martinez, but with so many attacking threats it is almost impossible for Brazil to hone in on just one Belgian player. Let's watch Brazil climb ever closer to the top of the mountain and back them in this quarterfinal tilt.
Fellow midfielder Yuri Zhirkov has been ruled out injured and is unlikely to feature again, unless the hosts make it to the final in Moscow on July 15, according to Cherchesov.
But first, the world´s most expensive player and his star-studded supporting cast have to get past Belgium, who boast an array of their firepower, to reach the semi-finals. They're listed as the biggest favorite to win their quarterfinal match, against Sweden.
"Playing for my team is a great honour and a pleasure, but to win the World Cup with Croatia is nearly unthinkable, like the most handsome fairy tale!"
But everyone loves an underdog story, right?
Captain Andreas Granqvist has embodied this collective philosophy most of all. That's been a theme for them throughout the tournament.
The World Cup now has only eight teams left to the tournament and all of them are just three wins away to lifting the trophy, and betPawa has boosted all the games to give you best odds in Uganda. Some may call that a hot streak-although many are convinced that streak is about to come to an end. We begin with England against Sweden, after Gareth Southgate's men finally banished their World Cup penalty shootout hell against Colombia.
Argentinian forward Lionel Messi is out of the World Cup, along with 24 of the 32 qualifying nations.