FIVE reasons why Uruguay can win World Cup 2018

FIVE reasons why Uruguay can win World Cup 2018

FIVE reasons why Uruguay can win World Cup 2018

In other quarterfinals, Brazil will play Belgium at 6am Saturday, England will play Sweden at 2am Sunday while hosts Russian Federation will play Croatia at 6am Sunday.

On Friday, Uruguay play Benjamin Mendy's France at 3pm, before Brazil and Belgium face one another in a game that could see six City players involved.

The PSG star has come under heavy criticism for his supposed diving and theatrics during the World Cup, particularly during the last 16 match between Brazil and Mexico, where the Mexican boss Juan Carlos Osorio lambasted him and suggested that his delay tactics had a negative effect on the game.

The Sun tabloid coined his save the "Hand of Jord", harking back to Diego Maradona's "Hand of God" incident in 1986, when the Argentine used his hand to put the ball into the net against England. "For fans' comfort we made a decision to organize an additional space to watch the games near the Spartak stadium", Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin wrote on Twitter.

Last week there were similar scenes in the Peterborough bar as England fans celebrated Harry Kane's penalty against Panama and his last minute goal against Tunisia.

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.

"But I would say at the moment England - nobody speaks about England but they are risky - Brazil or France".

"During my time with England we met them four times. I don't want to go home yet".

Fouled 23 times in four matches so far, that means Neymar spends nearly 30 seconds "recovering" from every knock.

Neymar has already been backed by those around him in the Brazil side to continue ignoring his detractors and those who feel the best way to contain him is to kick him.

Brazil sits as +300 tournament favourites following their 2-0 shutout of Mexico as -200 chalk, while Belgium rides high following their 3-2 victory over Japan on -275 odds.

Belgium were on the brink of another major tournament failure when trailing 2-0 with 21 minutes to play against, only for a magnificent breakaway goal by Nacer Chadli in the fourth minute of injury-time to cap a stunning fightback.

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