"You can see our lack of experience sometimes, but we have so many qualities too".
Brazil made a slow start in Russian Federation but hit their stride with an impressive performance to shut down Mexico in the last round, even though Neymar was roundly criticised for once again play-acting at the merest contact from an opponent.
JP Dellacamera and Tony Meola will be the announcers for Friday's quarterfinal between Uruguay and France in Nizhny Novgorod, and Derek Rae and Aly Wagner will call the England-Sweden matchup on Saturday in Samara. The two winners face each other in next Tuesday's semifinal. We only have two countries still in, while centrism has one, and the right five - including one authoritarian nation. Although in the 2010 Census, only 694 people in Los Angeles identified themselves as natives of Uruguay.
Their progression has been the narrative of an exciting FIFA World Cup so far, with minnows beating giants and matches have all been competitive for the most part.
Defender Jan Vertonghen and substitute Marouane Fellaine both brought goals back for Belgium before fellow substitute, Nacer Chadli, capped Belgium's win with a goal following a attractive counterattack in the dying moments of the match.
Both squads are coming off the heels of arguably their most impressive matches of the tournament. In the end, I have many friends, just for me he is the best defender in the world.
"A football match should never be settled with the horror of penalties". He will primarily look to create space for Luis Suarez.
The key story for Uruguay is the fitness of striker Edinson Cavani.
"I think we'll get quite a few looking to travel for the quarter-final, although that's hard to get to logistically".
For the first time since the tournament began, soccer fans have had to wait more than 48 hours for matches.
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But a left ankle injury means Danilo, 26, will miss the rest of the tournament, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) confirmed late on Thursday. Brazil's star, Neymar, can be forgiven for his somewhat theatrical dives and rolls on the field because he is producing on the field. But, they have some injury problems in the back.
But they have no midfielder like Luka Modric who didn't play well against Denmark but helped Croatia get over the line with a fearless second penalty in the shoot-out after Kasper Schmeichel saved the first in normal time. It's like taking a horse to the derby when they've only won at a little track. The Belgians are ranked #3 in the world, and they haven't lost in 23 matches dating back to 2016. France, Belgium, Uruguay and Sweden won 4-3, 3-2, 2-1 and 1-0 respectively. Belgium have great players and a great coach as well.
"Africa is going to be successful one day but we need to think again how we approach these big competitions", African legend Didier Drogba told BBC Sport. The final match will be held on July 15 at Luzhniki Stadium here. They won't be fussed about having a lot of the ball, or having a go at England.
Every team which has had the chance to use a fourth sub has done so.
"Our strength is that we are a collective and we have our own style of play". Their only goal in the 1-0 win over Switzerland came on a deflection. England were champions in England 1966, while Sweden were runners-up in Sweden 1958. Let's see what they can do against Sweden.