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Greatest World Cup ever? Not so fast 07/08/2018

10 July 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russian Federation.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward, however expressed his pride at the experience in Russian Federation. "I did my job and made sure the team was calm in hard situations".

Romelu Lukaku is the most risky player in the two teams according to xG, averaging 0.68 non-penalty xG so far at this World Cup.

"Maybe in the other two - the (last) World Cup and the European Championship, some players did not have the belief yet of winning it".

They played that match without Neymar, who had been stretchered off in the quarter-final win over Colombia with a fractured vertebrae.

France's Kylian Mbappe (3 goals) is the highest scoring teenager in a World Cup tournament since Pele scored six in 1958.

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Neymar, who only just recovered from a metatarsal injury in time to play in Russian Federation, spoke of his pride in his team-mates, who failed to emulate Brazil's achievement of reaching the semi-finals in 2014.

Following Croatia's shootout win over Russia, Fox Sports soccer analyst Alexi Lalas suggested that Russia 2018 was the greatest World Cup ever.

The Seleção plummeted out of the World Cup on Friday after falling to defeat at the hands of Belgium in the quarter final, leaving Tite to pick up the pieces as criticism over his team selection reached boiling point.

Arguably shackled by a deep-lying role in midfield during Belgium's first four games, De Bruyne was unleashed against Brazil and the beating heart of Roberto Martinez's team did not disappoint. Belgium are a strong side on paper and play as a total unit. So even more upsetting than the 2014 humiliation, then.

There is even a possibility that the final can be played between Belgium and Croatia, where we will see first-time runners-up and a victor.

Greatest World Cup ever? Not so fast 07/08/2018