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The 2002 World Cup victor told reporters ahead of Brazil's quarter-final clash with Belgium on Friday: "There are many ways to see football and interpret it".

While the Kazan murals have been popular with picture-snapping fans, one in Moscow proved more controversial when it emerged that the man tasked with decorating the city for the World Cup had commissioned a 12-storey portrait of his wife.

Those 10 free kicks awarded to him made him the most fouled World Cup player in 20 years.

The couple first met in a bar while watching the 2002 World Cup and had fallen in love talking about football.

On the cards to make another run at the Ballon d'Or, Ronaldo set numerous records for club and country.

Uruguay is no joke and at pre-World Cup odds of +3300 there will be more than a few bettors biting their fingernails in this match against France. In those 25 minutes, Belgion scored three times, ousting Japan from the competition and sending them home. But when you anger former England skipper that much that he rants: 'It was absolutely pathetic when he is rolling around pretending to be in agony.

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Brazil star Neymar put another feather in his cap during his country's World Cup last-16 encounter against Mexico. They have never won a knockout-round game at the competition.

Before we move on to the quarter-finals - Uruguay vs France, Brazil vs Belgium, Sweden vs England and Russian Federation vs Croatia - let's look back at some of the memorable moments, shocking statistics and hilarious memes from the Round of 16.

It's the world No. 2 against No. 3 in what is widely considered the most exciting game of the round - and one of the biggest of the tournament to date. If Spartak Moscow midfielder Zobnin can keep him as quiet as he kept Andres Iniesta when Russian Federation defeated Spain, the hosts might pull off another shock result.

Earlier in the day, Sweden overcame Switzerland 1-0, setting up their quarter-final against England. However, the Blue and Yellow can not be taken lightly after keeping clean sheets in each of their three wins to date, capped by a 1-0 victory over Switzerland as +225 underdogs to earn their first quarterfinal berth since 1994.

Among those still standing, Brazil and France represent the early favourites while Sweden and Russian Federation have advanced further than many would have expected, and all will be eyeing a run to the final after the unpredictable way this tournament has unfolded.

Sweden and England, and Russian Federation and Croatia are due to play on Saturday.

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