Brazil take on Belgium in what looks like being the game of the round between two teams who love to attack and two teams who play to win.
France take on Uruguay in the first World Cup quater final, this one looks to be tight and both teams will fancy their chances of making the semi-finals
Just eight teams remain in the World Cup, and the quarter finals take place on Friday and Saturday. After those games we will be down to the final four.
England took another step forward in their World Cup quest last night when they won a penalty shootout against Colombia to reach the quarter finals
The draw for the knockout round couldn’t have worked out any better for England as they look for World Cup glory for the first time since 1966
Things were looking good for Japan with a 2-0 lead, but a comeback that included a stoppage time winner for Belgium was enough to break the hearts of Japanese players and fans.
Russia and Croatia were the two teams to qualify from the World Cup last 16 games yesterday, knocking out Spain and Denmark in penalty shootouts.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup has provided us with some memorable moments thus far in the group stages, from last minute winners to shocking upsets. Now, however, things are about to step up a notch – as we prepare for the knockout stages of the greatest show on earth.
We’re well over half way through the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and it’s been an interesting tournament for the so-called ‘big’ teams so far.
Sometimes you can telegraph exactly what’s going to happen in any given game of football. Other times, however, things don’t go to plan – and yesterday Kylian Mbappe tore up the script when he outshone both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on a day which saw the two greatest players in world football crash out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Later tonight Croatia will go head to head with Denmark, in a Round of 16 game that actually should’ve been viewed as quite plausible prior to the tournament getting underway.
While it may not seem like it upon first glance, the Round Of 16 actually serves as the real ‘start’ of the tournament for many fans and pundits alike.