A European World Cup

England captain Harry Kane celebrates converting a penalty against Colombia

There are no obvious weaknesses and, although they're in the much tougher half of the draw, they're my pick for lifting the trophy for a sixth time in Moscow on July 15. There are just eight games left to play in Russian Federation now as the tournament reaches the business end. Romelu Lukaku had an off day in the round of 16, but his quality makes him the player to watch out for a while other big names in Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard remain a unsafe proposition. They can't afford any hiccups like that against the Brazilians, whose backline should make the difference in this game.

They have no shortage of talent this year: Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, and Hugo Lloris-to name a few. "We are playing really well and we have such players that we certainly should believe can go to the very end", said defender Domagoj Vida. On the other side of the field, England has struggled to create from open play since their second group stage game against Panama, and has conceded one goal in each of its five matches. "For me, there has to be another way".

Here's the thing about this World Cup, though: it's been chalked full of upsets and shocking finishes-and what sports fan doesn't appreciate that?! Now, except for Brazil, none of them are in the last eight. I can even say some kind of a burden to be better than them. However, the prevailing odds on this head-to-head match favor France at -200, which means that it would be considered an upset if Uruguay was to prevail.

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.

England became the last team to qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals after a dramatic penalty shootout as favourites Brazil and fancied France trained their sights on their last-eight opponents.

Uruguay are crossing their fingers that prolific striker Edinson Cavani will recover from the calf injury he sustained in his impressive two-goal performance that ended the hopes of Cristiano Ronaldo´s Portugal.

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He then missed training on Wednesday with a back muscle injury.

Sweden v England isn't the only game on Saturday.

Meanwhile, after getting off to a slow start in Russia, Brazil cruised into the quarter-finals of the tournament with a trio of 2-0 victories, beating Costa Rica and Serbia to close out the group stage and eliminating Mexico in the round of 16.

Coach Gareth Southgate has urged his young squad to seize their chance.

"We understood that. With the Croats we should play using our strong points, dictating our play".

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