Lovren feeling Liverpool spirit in Croatia's World Cup run

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However, two-time World Cup victor Ronaldo has defended his compatriot, claiming he's not received enough protection from officials.

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.

Yahoo Sports notes that Neymar might be the most-fouled player in the World Cup, but figures revealed on Thursday show just how much he is "milking every point of contact". We have no examples of a team who won the World Cup without a big, big massive goalkeeper.

He has since taken the team to the last eight in Russian Federation after a penalty shootout win over Denmark at the weekend, which followed an impressive showing in the group stage.

Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney says evaluating incidents like the one involving Neymar in the Mexico game isn't easy in spite of the bad optics.

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Martinez must now find the right balance to harness the best from Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku without leaving Belgium exposed. Sweden is without a game-changing big name, but England is not.

The tournament's leading goal scorer Harry Kane give England the lead in the 57th minute from the penalty spot versus Columbia who equalised in added time to force another half-hour of play before losing 4-3 on penalties. "Yes, it pains me to leave Firmino on the bench, but the opportunities for him could happen, either with Gabriel on the pitch or not".

Raheem Sterling is yet to fire at the World Cup for England.

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

Neither the hosts, whose previous best was a single semi-final appearance as the Soviet Union in 1966 or Croatia, who also reached the last four in 1998, were expected to challenge but have significantly outshone many supposed superiors.

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

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