The FIFA World Cup 2018 First group stage round has over. The eight last-16 ties will be played from Friday 30 June to Tuesday 3 July. Total 32 teams and thousands of their fans will descend on Russia this summer. FIFA is celebration of millions fans and watched group stage match between the 14 June to 28 June. Most of the top leagues in Europe failed to live up to Knockout (top 16) stage.
In this World cup defending champion Germany loss 2 matches and out the round of 16. The knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is the next round and final stage of the tournament competition. Knockout stage of the world cup .
2018 FIFA World Cup: Predictions the Quarter-Finalists & Knockout
Our experts predict every knockout stage match in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. 16 Top teams will be reached next round in Knockout stage of the world cup. It will begin on 30 June with the
Teams that have reached the last 16
One to Watch: Gabriel Jesus
Fun Fact: The Brazil XI is extremely diverse with its players playing in up to five different leagues.
France to beat Germany and lift the World Cup for the second time.
Star: Antoinne Griezzman
Player to watch: Benjamin Pavard
Fun Fact: The French XI has an average age of only 25!
Star: Lionel Messi
One to Watch: Paulo Dybala
Fun Fact: Despite coming third in their group in qualifying rounds, Argentina tied with rock bottom Venezuela for goals, as they both scored only 19 goals in 18 matches.
Star: Harry Kane
One to watch: Raheem Sterling
Fun Fact: In their likely starting XI, England have only 11 years of combined experience of playing abroad – all 11 coming from Eric Dier’s years in Sporting Lisbon
Star: Kevin De Bruyne
One to Watch: Dries Mertens
Fun Fact: In this team, only two of the likely XI play outside of England.
Star: Cristiano Ronaldo
One to Watch: Ricardo Pereira
Fun Fact: The likelihood of Portugal winning Euro 2016 was initially little, with standard odds being 20/1!
Portugal final 23-man squad
- Coach: Fernando Santos
- Star player: Cristiano Ronaldo
- World Cup best: Third place 1966
Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Olympique Lyonnais/France), Beto (Goztepe SK/Turkey), Rui Patricio (Sporting CP).
Defenders: Bruno Alves (Rangers/Scotland), Cedric (Southampton/England), Jose Fonte (Dalian Aerbin/China PR), Mario Rui (Napoli/Italy), Pepe (Besiktas/Turkey), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund/Germany), Ricardo (Porto), Ruben Dias (Benfica).
Midfielders: Adrien Silva (Leicester City/England), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City/England), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP), Joao Mario (West Ham United/England), Joao Moutinho (Monaco/France), Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv Moscow/Russia), William (Sporting CP).
Forwards: Andre Silva (AC Milan/Italy), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Spain),Gelson Martins (Sporting CP), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia/Spain), icardo Quaresma (Besiktas/Turkey).
Star: Andres Iniesta
One to Watch: Isco
Fun Fact: Of the likely XI, seven players either play in Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Knockout stage Prediction
France vs Argentina-
- Prediction: France 4 Argentina 3
- Won– France
Uruguay vs Portugal-
- Prediction: Uruguay 2 Portugal 1 (AET)
Russia vs Spain-
- Prediction: Russia 0 Spain 1
Croatia vs Denmark –
- Prediction: Croatia 1 Denmark 0 (AET)
Brazil vs Mexico –
- Prediction: Brazil 2 Mexico 0
Sweden vs Switzerland –
- Prediction: Sweden 2 Switzerland 1 (AET)
Belgium vs Japan
- Prediction: Belgium 2 Japan 0
Colombia vs England
- Prediction: Colombia 0 England 1 (AET)
2018 World Cup quarter-finals Prediction
- Uruguay/Portugal vs France/Argentina
- Russia/Spain vs Croatia/Denmark
- Brazil/Mexico vs Belgium/Japan
- Sweden/Switzerland vs England/Colombia