Having simulated the draw for the 2018 World Cup and predicted who would qualify from each group, I look at predicting who would progress from the Last 16.
Spain V Colombia
Colombia will give it a good go, but Spain’s possession will see them progress to the quarter final.
Germany V Croatia
A tough test for the defending champions, but they will have enough to see off a Croatian team who push them but ultimately fall short.
Belgium V Mexico
A close game that Belgium will ultimately win via penalties.
Uruguay V Iceland
A good performance from Iceland to qualify from their group, but Uruguay will be too strong and progress to the quarter final.
Poland V Russia
Despite strong home support, Russia will bow out of the tournament to Poland.
Brazil V Denmark
Eriksen is able to pose problems for the Brazilian defence, but it will take more than one player to stop Brazil as they progress.
France V England
A strong defensive performance from England, but the never-ending French pressure pays off and they progress.
Argentina V Portugal
It’s billed as Messi V Ronaldo. Messi ultimately wins out in extra time.
Leave a comment and let me know who you think would progress from these ties.
Next time, I will look at the quarter finals.