Written bySiddharth Gupta
After 3 penalty shootouts, an injury-time winner, Cavani's glorious brace and a dismal performance by David de Gea, the FIFA World Cup 2018 is set for some mouth-watering clashes in the quarter-finals.
The quarter-final fixtures will start from Friday, with Uruguay locking horns with France in the first of the four matches.
Here are the teams which have qualified for the quarters.
If the group matches were a deviation from the popular predictions, the round of 16 games have only curved those divergences further away.
Here are the teams which will play in the quarter-finals: Uruguay, France, Brazil, Belgium, Sweden, England, Russia and Croatia.
The matches will be shown live on Sony Ten and Sony ESPN. You can stream it live on Sony LIV as well.
Since 2010, FIFA has started to wipe off yellow cards, which the players receive after the quarter-finals. UEFA followed the suit, when it implemented this rule in 2014 across their competitions, namely, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.
Two-time winners of the World Cup, Uruguay will battle against the 1998 champions France.
The match will take place on July 6 at 7:30 PM IST at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.
This would be followed by an epic battle between the hot favorites Brazil and Belgium.
Kazan Arena host this fixture and the game will take place at 11:30 PM IST.
Besides the game against Mexico, the Swedish knives have failed to script convincing victories.
They have now been slated to play against Englishmen, who have just buried their World Cup penalty blues.
At 7:30 PM IST, Samara would host this contest.
Later, at 11:30 PM IST, Russia will lock horns with the star studded Croatian-mid-field at the Fisht Stadium.
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