FIFA World Cup
Article posted on Friday 13 July - 16:53 EDT
France are playing in their third World Cup final against Croatia who have never reached the final in their history. The French won the tournament on home soil back in 1998 and were runners-up in 2006 in Germany. Bovada make them odds on to win their second title, and we do too. Find out why inside.
Belgium and England may have lost out on reaching the 2018 FIFA World Cup final but they have one more match to play before they can fly home: the third-place playoff. Some see this as a nothing game, yet both managers should be going all out to win so they can say they finished third at the World Cup.
The last semi-final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup pits Croatia against England for a place in the final. It is the first time since 1990 that England have reached this stage and 1998 for Croatia. Both teams looked evenly matched on paper so it may come down to who can handle the pressure the best. Well, who will?
Hosts Russia take on Croatia knowing they can progress to the semi-finals of the World Cup for only the second time in their history. It has been 52 years since, then as the Soviet Union, Russia progressed past the quarter-finals, could the hosts go all the way on home soil?
Sweden and England lock horns in the third quarter-final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup having progressed from the Round of 16 for the first time in what seems an age for their fans. Sweden have reached this stage for the first time since 1994, and England for the first time since 2006. The winners face either Russia or Croatia, who will that winner be?
Brazil and Belgium face off in the 2018 FIFA World cup Quarter-Final in a game that would not look out of place as the final game of this incredible tournament. Brazil have won the World Cup have won the World Cup five times, but not since 2002, while Belgium are hoping to progress from the quarter-finals for only the second time in their history.
Uruguay take on France in the first quarter-final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup knowing this could be their best chance to win what would be their third World Cup title. France looked immense against Argentina, which makes for an exciting game to get the quarter-finals underway.
Colombia and England will see this tournament as their best chance to win the World Cup thanks to so many big teams being eliminated. An easy game, on paper at least, awaits them in the quarter-finals, but they have to get through this fixture first. Whoever wins will fancy their chances of glory, who will win and who will falter?
Article posted on Monday 02 July
Sweden have the chance to progress to the last eight of a World Cup for the first time in 24 years, but they have to overcome a Switzerland side who are notoriously difficult to beat and who themselves have not seen a World Cup quarter-finals since 1954.
Belgium take on Japan in the Round of 16 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup knowing a mouth-watering fixture between the winner of Brazil vs Mexico awaits them in the quarter-finals. With so many upsets already in this tournament, can Japan pull off a major shock?