Brazil’s Danilo ruled out of World Cup with ankle problem

Jordan Pickford jumps for joy after England win

Jordan Pickford jumps for joy after England win

"Emotions are simple. You show them when you direct the team".

Hugo Ayala of Mexico tackles Philippe Coutinho of Brazil during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. A strong team is coming and we will keep all the gate receipts from the clash.

Neymar's Brazil crashed out of the World Cup on Friday, failing to erase the pain of their humiliation on home soil four years ago as Belgium beat them 2-1 to set up a semi-final against France.

Steen: Pressure is on both these teams for a different reason.

We're down to the final 8 in the 2018 World Cup: Uruguay, France, Brazil, England, Russia, Croatia, Sweden, and Belgium.

Earlier in the day, Sweden overcame Switzerland 1-0, setting up their quarter-final against England. Beginning with Argentina's exit against France in a seven-goal thriller, in which the lightning-quick French youngster Kylian Mbappe announced himself on the global stage. They leaking three goals should not ring the alarm bells yet as the defense has held fort well in the past.

"That will be a fight to get to the first ball".

But after a bright start from Tite's team, it was Belgium who looked the more risky, scoring through a Fernandinho own goal in the 13th minute and increasing their lead with a superb De Bruyne strike just after the half-hour. France produced 4 goals in their last outing, they have a fantastic midfield that can dictate pace, and enough attacking talent to score.

England Wins on Penalties
After over 90 minutes of domination and a quarter-final looking all but sealed, they had to bag an equalizer. The Swiss have only lost one match in the past two years, with 15 wins and four draws during that stretch.

In a Kazan Arena expected to be dominated by yellow-clad Brazil fans, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne have a chance to prove they can cut it at the highest global level.

The semi-final matches will then follow next week. They've a solid playing squad and good bench strength, too. Here's who they think will go all the way.

The only knockout game staged there so far was Brazil's 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday.

The thing that impressed me most about England against Colombia was the way they stood up to the provocation they faced. Everybody has started getting the feeling that they can do it.

England plays Sweden in the quarterfinals on Saturday, at face value a far easier proposition than meeting Brazil.

Casemiro being suspended for a World Cup quarter-final should be a cause of panic. His creativity will be key for the team and will also determine if the forward line has a saying in the outcome of the game.

Russian Federation changed tactics to play five men in defence with a lone striker in Artem Dzyuba against Spain in the round of 16 on Sunday, an approach that restricted their opponents to just one chance in 90 minutes. They can't afford any hiccups like that against the Brazilians, whose backline should make the difference in this game.

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