World Cup knockout round schedule & notes

June 29, 2018 - 4:16 pm
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Griffin Smith reporting
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It's amazing that the defending world champs are already out. Germany was eliminated in the group stage on Wednesday. Leaving teams like Brazil and Spain as the favorites to win the FIFA World Cup. After an off day on Friday, the Round of 16 begins on Saturday. Here's the schedule for the knockout round games.
 

Saturday, June 30th 

Uruguay v Portugal @ 2PM


Sunday, July 1st 

Croatia v Denmark @ 2PM


Monday, July 2nd

Belgium v Japan @ 2PM 

-Belgium remains undefeated heading into the round of 16 as they went 3-0 during the first three matches. 
-Japan slipped through into the next round going 1-1-1 in three games. 
-Belgium seem to be the clear favorites to win this game.

Tuesday, July 3rd

Colombia v England @ 2PM

-Each team enters this game with 2 wins and one loss through their first three games. 
-England hopes to bounce back after losing their 3rd game of the tournament. 
-England seems to have the edge and are the early favorites to win this game and advance in hopes to winning the World Cup. 

Sweden v Switzerland @ 10 AM

Spain v Russia @ 10 AM

France v Argentina @ 10AM

Uruguay v Portugal @ 2PM

-Uruguay is undefeated in the World Cup thus far as they are 3 and 0.  
-Uruguay has still yet to allow a goal during this span.  Portugal has one win during the Cup
-Portugal could be haunted by their draw in game 3 of the World Cup. Forced them to finish second in group B.


Sunday, July 1st 

Spain v Russia @ 10 AM

-Spain seems to be the favorite for this matchup.  Spain is a powerhouse who have yet to find their rhythm in the World Cup thus far.  
-Spain is looking to become winner’s again as they won in 2010. 
-Russia has been stable throughout the first three games winning 2 and losing only 1. 
 

Croatia v Denmark @ 2PM

-Croatia has yet to lose a game in the World Cup so far going 3 and 0.  
-Denmark is not too far behind as they have won one and drew 2 games in the first three. 
-Croatia and Denmark have an even history as each team has won twice and the other has been a draw. 


Monday, July 2nd

Brazil v Mexico @ 10 AM 

-Mexico started the tournament off with an impressive first 2 games coming out with two wins.  However, Mexico got blown out of the second half of their final game.  
-Mexico looks to bounce back after a tough 3rd game in the Cup. 
-Brazil is expected to be the favorites for this matchup as Neymar and Brazil look to climb their way to the top.
 

Belgium v Japan @ 2PM 

-Belgium remains undefeated heading into the round of 16 as they went 3-0 during the first three matches. 
-Japan slipped through into the next round going 1-1-1 in three games. 
-Belgium seem to be the clear favorites to win this game.

 

Tuesday, July 3rd

Sweden v Switzerland @ 10 AM

-Sweden has been great defensively during their first three games as they have won 2 and lost 1 through their first three. 
-For Switzerland, they have won 1 and drew 2.
-Switzerland have lost only 1 of their last 20 games.
 

Colombia v England @ 2PM

-Each team enters this game with 2 wins and one loss through their first three games. 
-England hopes to bounce back after losing their 3rd game of the tournament. 
-England seems to have the edge and are the early favorites to win this game and advance in hopes to winning the World Cup. 

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