Brazil, the pre-tournament favorite for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, has maintained its favored status heading into the quarterfinals in Russian Federation, starting Friday. Sweden will come into this game considered an underdog, but the team has all the tools to overcome England.
The 2018 World Cup Quarterfinals begin on Friday with a pair of games. And even in defeat, teams like Japan and Denmark won hearts and impressed with their fight.
With Portugal and Argentina leaving Russian Federation in the round of 16, the award is open for a new victor.
On a day of penalty shootouts and goalkeepers stepping up, Croatia avoided the same fate as Spain as they were rescued by their keeper Danijel Subasic.
Following his side's 2-0 defeat to Brazil in the last 16, Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio accused Neymar of "too much acting", a view Ronaldo disagrees with.
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Neymar has made headlines at this tournament both for his offence and for his dramatic reactions to being fouled, and he's had plenty of opportunities to be involved in both.
This means four World Cups without triumph for the player who seemed to be upbeat about his country's' performance.
Belgium will also pose a big threat with Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne, and Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini as their potent weapons.
Other top players for Uruguay are Luis Suarez of Barcelona and Diego Godin of Atletico Madrid.
In one half, England, who played their one final when they won the title in 1966, and Sweden, who lost to Brazil on home soil in the 1958 final, will meet in Samara on Saturday with a last-four clash against Croatia or Russian Federation awaiting the victor.
In Brazil's group stage game against Serbia, when he was tackled, that's where his rolling in the World Cup began.