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And then there were eight.

Click through the gallery above to see our best XI from the round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup.

Preston now has no outdoor big screen provision for watching the games, unlike many other cities and towns across the UK.

Maradona, notorious in England for his famous "Hand of God" goal at the 1986 tournament, said the American official should have penalised Harry Kane rather than give a penalty for a foul by Colombia's Carlos Sanchez during Tuesday's knockout match.

In the other match in England's half of the draw, host nation Russian Federation - riding a wave of euphoria after their shock win against 2010 winners Spain - face a Croatia side inspired by Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric in Sochi on Saturday.

This peaked at 127,000 tweets per minute when Eric Dier scored the decisive penalty in England's narrow second round World Cup win over Colombia last night, an event which momentarily sent the United Kingdom into meltdown.

Arsene Wenger says there are only three teams left in Russian Federation who can win the World Cup. Gareth Southgate admitted his team had so far managed to free themselves from the psychological pressure that had burdened some of their predecessors. England lost its semifinal to West Germany in Turin on penalties before well-behaved fanatics.

"Their strikers are defenders when it's time to defend and they can defend in their own box as well". We don't have to be bowed by the pressure of the past.

But that will all go out the window on Thursday, and we should be in for an entertaining match with the tournament's meanest defence up against France's lively attack. "I don't want to go home yet".

The World Cup hit the pause button today as the eight remaining teams geared up for the quarter-finals after England became the final side to qualify following a penalty shootout win against Colombia. The Three Lions are 10/11 to win in 90 minutes, while Sweden are 7/2 and the draw is 23/10.

Croatia have emerged as serious contenders to win their first World Cup and, if they do, expect airports and all manner of other public amenities to be named after the man who made it all possible, Luka Modric.

Both of the latter nations have raised the World Cup trophy at least once; France most recently in 1998.

Long tipped as potential dark horses, the Red Devils came back from 2-0 down against Japan in the round of 16 and are 6/1 to lift the trophy.

Favourites Brazil will come up against Belgium's "golden generation" in Kazan on Friday while an exciting young France side spearheaded by Kylian Mbappe take on a shrewd Uruguay outfit in Nizhny Novgorod. The question for head coach Roberto Martinez is whether he'll move to a more defensive posture. Unfortunately, it's fallen upon us to let them across the water know that. "It is uncomfortable to play this match with such refereeing decisions".

England players celebrate winning the penlaty shoot-out of the FIFA World Cup 2018, round of 16 match at the Spartak Stadium, Moscow.

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