Danilo ruled out for the rest of the World Cup

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When the World Cup began a few weeks ago, the teams that enjoyed maximum support were Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, Spain and Germany, thanks to the star-studded line-up of each team.

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"Everyone was saying you should come in second (in Group G) ... but look at the European Championship when we had the same route as England now and things went wrong straight away".

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With Cavani's fitness in doubt, Uruguay will be increasingly reliant upon Suarez to take advantage of any gaps in the France defence and snap up every opportunity for a shot at goal. France struggled a bit in the group, Uruguay topped theirs with only wins and conceded no goals.

France have Kylian Mbappe in his prime and he single-handedly deadly destroyed Argentina bagging a brace and carving out a penalty. ESPN Deportes' Alex Pareja goes for the most comprehensive victory, predicting 3-1 to Les Bleus.

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The World Cup finals resume on Friday after a two-day break following England's dramatic penalty shootout victory over Colombia. However, a squad boasting the individual talent of Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku simply can not afford to give Brazil a head start in Kazan if they are to fulfil their dream. Neymar and Firmino should terrorize a poor Belgian defense, but I'm still not sold Brazil will survive the weight of expectations as long as Belgium can match them score for score and at least force extra time. "As for ourselves, we're focusing on our team and (this is) our strongest side (till) now". "It was very tense to watch and to play", he told Omnisport.

England may be more talented on paper but Sweden has a mojo rolling through this tournament that is hard to reconcile.

Spain was expected to feature in the last eight but ultimately failed to beat host Russian Federation, who gave them a bitter flight home after 1-1 at the regular time and penalty-shootout loss.

Belgium have a similar attacking outlook, but have been a lot more open. The report was compiled by Fifa's technical study group which also found that there was one particular component that separated teams that passed the group phase to those that did not is the shot to goal and shot on target to goal ratio.

However, while Croatia needed penalties to beat Denmark in the last round, they have come to Sochi full of confidence. Let's take a quick preview at the four quarterfinal matches scheduled for Friday and Saturday while we glance at the corresponding odds to win it all.

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