Russia 2018 has been a captivating tournament with only one goalless draw in the group stage, and a thrilling round of 16 that threw up plenty of shocks.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo may no longer be in town but there will still be plenty of stars on show in the quarter-finals, from Neymar to Luis Suarez, and Eden Hazard to Antoine Griezmann.
So let’s take a look at what’s coming up this weekend:
Uruguay v France
Head-to-head: Uruguay 2 wins, France 1 win, 4 draws
If World Cup history is anything to go by, this one won’t be a classic – France and Uruguay have shared two 0-0 draws at the tournament, in 2002 and 2010. The South American side also beat the Europeans 2-1 in 1966.
But that will all go out the window on Friday, and we should be in for an entertaining match with the tournament’s meanest defence up against France’s lively attack.
Kylian Mbappe announced himself on the international stage with a double in France’s 4-3 win against Argentina in the last 16, and Griezmann showed signs he is starting to fire.
Uruguay have conceded just one goal in four games, but with Edinson Cavani an injury doubt the burden will fall on Suarez to perform more heroics.
That could mean Uruguay sit back even more than usual and try to contain France, hoping to catch them on the counter attack. France are fancied, but Uruguay are no mugs and could pull off the shock.
Brazil v Belgium
Head-to-head: Brazil 3 wins, Belgium 1 win
The sides haven’t met since 2002, when Brazil beat the Belgians 2-0 in the last 16 thanks to goals from Rivaldo and Ronaldo.
It is Neymar who has taken up the mantle for the Selecao from that duo, and the Paris Saint-Germain forward is starting to fire after a slow start to the tournament.
Belgium scraped through after coming back from two goals down against Japan on Monday while Brazil broke down a stubborn Mexico side thanks to a Neymar goal and assist.
Roberto Martinez’s side will have to step things up if the “Golden Generation” are to finally win a tournament.
They’ve scored more goals (12) than any team at the tournament, while Brazil have conceded the least goals (1). Something’s got to give, but the goals have dried up for Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku after doubles in each of his first two games.
Prediction: Brazil 2-0 Belgium
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