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England became the last team to qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals after a dramatic penalty shootout victory against Colombia to join Sweden, Croatia and Russian Federation in the quarter-finals of the bottom half.

Neymar must help Brazil lift the trophy next week if he wants to join the greats, according to the World Cup victor who first took home FIFA's top individual award.

In other quarterfinals, Brazil will play Belgium at 6am Saturday, England will play Sweden at 2am Sunday while hosts Russian Federation will play Croatia at 6am Sunday. One of those teams - who have one World Cup title combined - will be playing in the tournament final July 15 in Moscow. "PSG were well represented but we're talking about the national team.in the right moments the forwards have the freedom to do what they do best and we hope tomorrow is a great day and Neymar is inspired, like the other players".

Ronaldo's comments came as fans and pundits, many of them Brazilians, hit out at what they saw as play-acting by English players in their shootout win over Colombia. That time, Neymar was down for almost two minutes, RTS reports.

Former German World Cup star, Lothar Matthaus, also gave his opinion, stating: "Neymar doesn't need to act".

Neymar was accused of similar behavior in Brazil's games earlier in the tournament.




In Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne, Belgium, who last reached the semis in 1986, have two of the game's most devastating creators.

The third match will feature Sweden and England.

It is here that the habitual battle between soccer's two dominant continents, who have produced all previous World Cup winners, will take place.

Sport looks how each side are placed ahead of the quarter-finals on Friday and Saturday.

Steen: Pressure is on both these teams for a different reason.

Anmar Goodridge-Boyce is a 19-year-old sports journalist, IOC Young Reporter, football commentator with an associate degree in Mass Communication.


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