Arsene Wenger reveals his three favourites to win World Cup 2018

Spain face Russia in the Round of 16. AFP

Brazil had a rather comfortable game to lead them into the quarter finals whilst Belgium however came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in a thrilling game against dark horses Japan. Already assured of berths in the knockout stage, both sides elected to rest their regulars, and England was happy to suffer a 1-0 loss and avoid a quarterfinal clash with tournament favourites Brazil.

Sweden lags as a +370 bet on Saturday's World Cup odds, and are also pegged as distant +2500 longshots on the championships odds.

Before we move on to the quarter-finals - Uruguay vs France, Brazil vs Belgium, Sweden vs England and Russian Federation vs Croatia - let's look back at some of the memorable moments, shocking statistics and hilarious memes from the Round of 16.

Do you think Brazil will advance past Belgium?

Tite's men now face Belgium on Friday, while France will entertain Uruguay on the same day.

Belgium are at their best when De Bruyne finds room to manoeuvre and, with Casemiro suspended, it may be down to his Manchester City team-mate Fernandinho to shackle him.

Wimbledon chief executive Richard Lewis said: "It has not been a discussion other than, "we are two o'clock and that's it". Neymar's antics in total have added up to 13 minutes and 50 seconds since the tournament began.

"What makes me happy is not him at his best - less than that". Sweden will not be an easy team to beat but given the quality of the English side, one would definitely expect the Lions to continue roaring with Kane, Lingard and Sterling.

I for one look forward to the meeting of minds that will occur on Friday night as he takes on Marouane Fellaini, the walking booking, in the Quarter Final.

Croatia may be favored on paper in this match but something is telling us that Russia's stunning victory over Spain will propel them to even greater heights.

Anmar Goodridge-Boyce is a 19-year-old sports journalist, IOC Young Reporter, football commentator with an associate degree in Mass Communication.

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