Written byRodney Dsouza ·
The quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup started today with France taking on Uruguay.
After an exciting round of 16, we are up for another thrilling set of fixtures.
Brazil, France, England and Belgium are still going strong in the tournament, while Russia and Sweden are planning major upsets.
Here, we take a look at the records which might get shattered in the quarter-finals.
Harry Kane has scored 6 out of England's 9 goals at the World Cup till now.
He is the leading goal-scorer of the tournament and the favorite to win the Golden Boot.
However, Kane could break another record and become England's leading goal-scorer in a single World Cup campaign.
He is already at level with Gary Lineker, who scored 6 goals in 1986.
Russia are enjoying a remarkable World Cup campaign.
Form scoring 5 goals in the opener to knocking out Spain from the tournament, Russians are doing everything right.
Interestingly, Russia are also enjoying hosts' luck.
In the last 20 editions of FIFA World Cup, 13 hosts have made it to the semi-final stage.
Can Russia continue this tradition?
France have an extremely poor record against Uruguay.
The Le Blues haven't won or even scored against Oscar Tabarez's men in their last 4 meetings.
These two sides played 4 consecutive goal-less draws between 2002 and 2012.
However, Uruguay did beat them 1-0 in 2013.
So with Griezmann and Mbappe, in France's ranks, will this unwanted record come to an end?
The 2018 World Cup has seen the number of penalties awarded go off the roof, courtesy of the introduction of VAR.
However, out of 28 penalties, which have been awarded, Brazil haven't won any.
This is despite the fact that they have the most fouled player in the tournament Neymar Jr.
On the other hand, Belgium are yet to concede a penalty.
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