Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar and Kane big names in Europe-South America who dominate the big stage. Of the 20 previous World Cups, Europe has lifted the trophy 11 times and South America nine. The world awaits, as they dream of a Ronaldo-Messi matchup and will Spain and Brazil dominate as they have before?
- France and Uruguay have had a good tournament but both Portugal and Argentina have struggled to get in gear.
- Spain and host team Russia both have shown signs of brilliance, as Croatia and Denmark have also had a good showing.
- Belgium has been the dark horse of the tournament, and also Brazil has found their swagger. Mexico and Japan backed up into the knockout round.
- Sweden and England seem to be the teams no one wants to face, as Columbia and Switzerland just seem to be in their way.
Here are the matchups
Saturday, June 30
France vs. Argentina – 10:00 a.m. EST
Verdict: Argentina wins a close one
Uruguay vs. Portugal – 2:00 p.m. EST
Verdict: Ronaldo helps Portugal advance
Sunday, July 1
Spain vs. Russia – 10:00 a.m. EST
Verdict: Spain to edge it.
Croatia vs. Denmark – 2:00 p.m. EST
Verdict: Croatia keeps looking strong
Monday, July 2
Brazil vs. Mexico – 10:00 a.m. EST
Verdict: Brazil advances in penalties
Belgium vs. Japan – 2:00 p.m. EST
Verdict: Belgium takes it comfortably.
Tuesday, July 3
Sweden vs. Switzerland – 10:00 a.m. EST
Verdict: Sweden gets ready to face England
Colombia vs. England – 2:00 p.m. EST
Verdict: Harry Kane and England prevail.
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