There is no doubt that the 2018 FIFA World Cup has been a tournament of upsets. Out of the last 8 teams left in the competition, only 3 are ranked inside the top 10 of FIFA Rankings. Here is how they stack up ahead of the Quarterfinals:
The Swedish side will be a tough nut to crack for England in the quarterfinals. With 2 wins in Group stages and a pretty ordinary outing against Switzerland in the Round of 16, Sweden appears to be one of the weakest teams in the Last 8. The side lacks depth and quality and is expected to bow out against England.
— England (@England) July 4, 2018
Croatia will be up against hosts Russia and will be under immense pressure. But the Croatians have already experienced pressure in the world cup as they beat Denmark on penalties to book a quarterfinal berth. Playing against the hosts in the quarters will be tough and one can expect Croatia to turn up with their A-Game in Sochi on Saturday night. Realistically, Russia have come further than what most predicted and the match against Croatia could well be the end of their journey in the 2018 World Cup.
The moment hosts Russia booked a place in the #WorldCup quarter-finals…
Those celebrations ?
— FIFA World Cup ? (@FIFAWorldCup) July 1, 2018
Written by: Yash Chawla. Yash is former Sports Anchor of NDTV. With over 9 years of experience as a Sports Journalist, Yash now sails with Crowdynews.com