Sweden won its group and edged past Switzerland to make it to the quarterfinals, and while it sits 46 places ahead of Russian Federation in the FIFA World Rankings, Sweden won't be enjoying home-field advantage.
The remaining two last-8 matches will be played tomorrow.
After Japan blew a 2-0 lead with 25 minutes left, the players and fans could have thrown a huge fit - but instead they respectfully said thank you to their hosts. The Soviet Union reached the 1966 semi-finals.
On a dramatic night in Moscow's Spartak Stadium, goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made a key save from Carlos Bacca before Eric Dier's spot-kick gave England their first-ever win on penalties at a World Cup at the fourth attempt - ending a jinx that has dogged them for so long.
"The difference is we haven't won a World Cup, it's as simple as that ... you go into a tournament when you don't have the know-how to win the tournament", Martinez said.
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The powerful Ante Rebic has impressed as well, fresh from scoring twice for Eintracht Frankfurt in their German Cup final win over Bayern Munich. The hosts, meanwhile, have already punched much above their weight and will hope the partisan crowd at the Fisht Stadium by the Black Sea will carry them even further.
Croatia are seeking to emulate their best result in 1998, when they reached the semi-finals and finished third after a 2-1 win over the Netherlands in the playoff.
The technical group has further reported that in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, 6.1 of every 10 goals came from open play.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Brazil defeated Mexico by 2-0 in their round of 16 fixture. Only five experts can go through to the semifinals; let's see how they get on.
There are clear frontrunners but as I said before, this World Cup continues to surprise everyone who is watching it. Both sides can score, but the question is whether Belgium can finally become a big team by defeating Brazil.
Dalic took the team through a play-off against Greece to qualify for the finals and has overseen continued progress despite off-field distractions. Mexico flattered to deceive after a promising start to their campaign, in which they beat defending champions Germany in their opening match. England, however, did manage to win on penalties, which will have given them a mammoth boost ahead of the quarter-final against Sweden.