Top 5 players who have never lifted the World Cup

Top 5 players who have never lifted the World Cup

The player whom fellow Brazil great Pelé anointed the heir to the throne (when Neymar was 20!) should be lauded for his performance on Monday, when he contributed a goal and an assist in Brazil's 2-0 win over Mexico, putting his squad into the World Cup quarterfinals.

On a dramatic night in Moscow's Spartak Stadium, England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made a key save from Carlos Bacca before Eric Dier's spot-kick gave England their first-ever win on penalties at a World Cup at the fourth attempt - ending the jinx that has dogged them for so long.

A Reddit user posted an image from Neymar's Instagram story showing a lobby with some very recognizable usernames including "Menino Ney" (PSG player Neymar Jr), -J-E-S-U-S (Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus) and coutinho11 (Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho).

So often the man to save Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't work his magic on Saturday against Uruguay, as they bowed out of the tournament.

A World Cup that has delivered its fair share of shocks and upsets continued that trend in the Round of 16, particularly the ousting of favourites Spain by outliers Russian Federation.

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

The Russian national team has a chance for the first time in half a century to get to the semi-final of the World Cup.

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The Red Devils will have been buoyed by their 3-2 comeback victory against Japan in the last 16 and have more than enough firepower to hurt the Selecao, but Brazil will prey on Belgium's obvious defensive weaknesses.

In this World Cup France has scored 7 goals with 19-year-old Kylian Mbappé scoring three goals for them.

"Their strikers are defenders when it's time to defend and they can defend in their own box as well".

Sweden v England isn't the only game on Saturday. "My brain says England, though my heart says Sweden".

"We know that we are a good team, we've earned our successes, we know how we've got this far", he told a post-match news conference.

Belgium displayed their fighting spirit and manager Roberto Martinez was able to completely change the game after going down 2-0.

On Saturday, England play their quarter-final against Sweden in Samara, with a last-four clash against either Croatia or Russian Federation up for grabs.

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