A low-key start and an 89th-minute victor that gave them a forgettable 1-0 win over an Egypt side missing Mohamed Salah has now given way to real hope they can win their third World Cup. "There are hard games in store for us though". On one side you have Uruguay who plays a very balanced style of soccer.
Their run to the last eight for the first time since 1994 has been built on three clean sheets in four games, but while hard to break down, they lack a potent force up front. Named as World's best player on five occasions by Federation Internationale de Football Association, he led his country to win the first European Championships trophy in 2016.
Images emerged after the match of Cavani struggling to manoeuvre down a flight of stairs though the Uruguayan medical team have since announced that the injury is only an edema and nothing more.
Suarez with 53 goals and Cavani 44 - 12 of them from assists by his striking partner - are their two all-time leading scorers and again showed their understanding with an astonishing opening goal in the seventh minute.
Perhaps even enough to give France fits in the quarterfinals.
England, ahh, England. No one put them as favorites for the title and I don't see them as one either.
They are not the prettiest side, but Sweden are extremely effective and happy to play the role of underdog, having seen off the Netherlands and Italy in qualifying and Germany in the group stages.
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A video review reversed the decision to award a penalty kick and Neymar's frustrations a few minutes later led to a yellow card. Reaction: Neymar scared by a ghost? Neymar was definitely going for the dinked shot, but we'll just glaze over that for now.
Brazil and Belgium are among the most favoured teams to go all the way and will be heavily tipped to account for Mexico and Japan respectively in Monday's matches.
And here we go with Belgium.
So as these two titans of the game both bow out of the World Cup, perhaps for the last time, how can their legacies be viewed and compared to the other greats of the game?
Despite the five-time Ballon d'Or suggesting he'll remain at the highest level into his 40's, his post-match comments sparked rumours he may end his 15-year career with A Seleção das Quinas.
In the final round of 16 encounter, England will carry high expectations into their showdown with Colombia, who will be sweating on the fitness of star man James Rodriguez. I haven't seen such a strong team and personally, this is my favorite for the title in Russian Federation.
"I could not contain myself and told her what I thought about the vain Ronaldo, the Portuguese national team and all the clubs she likes". They're a young, talented team on the rise. "However, we also have to praise Portugal for the match". At this moment I bet on Belgium.