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Five Latin American Teams Remain in the 2018 FIFA World Cup


The 2018 FIFA World Cup has not disappointed as it has had lots of nail-biting finishes and lots of upsets one in particular Germany who was ranked #1 lost to South Korea 2-0 and was eliminated from the World Cup. Now that the group stages are done its time for the knockout stage.

Five Latin American teams remain standing and ready for the madness that is the knockout stage.

Now we take a look at the Latin American teams in the round of 16.

FRANCE VS. ARGENTINA

Argentina was on the verge of elimination but with a last minute goal against Nigeria helped them advanced. Now they will face a very young French team whose average age is 26. They are lead by the dynamic 19-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe.

At age 31, this likely will be Messi’s last chance for the World Cup title and all the pressure will be on his shoulder to match Diego Maradona’s success.

URUGUAY VS. PORTUGAL

Uruguay led by Luis Suarez will face the five-time FIFA Player of the Year, Cristiano Ronaldo. This should be a great game as two top scores clash. Uruguay has a good chance to beat Portugal if Suarez has a great game and does not to leave any bite marks.

BRAZIL VS. MEXICO

The battle between El Tri and Seleção and the curse of the “quinto partido.” Led by Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, Carlos Vela and the rising star Hirving “Chucky” Lozano, this is Mexico’s best chance in years to finally break the curse and advance.

Brazil is poised to get back to the semifinals and redeem themselves from the humiliation against Germany in the semifinals four years ago. Led by Neymar, Marcelo and Coutinho this should be a great game.

COLOMBIA VS. ENGLAND

Los Cafeteros were the only team to reach the round of 16 after losing their opener. With the recent injury to James Rodriguez and the uncertainty if he will be able to play, Colombia will have a very hard time keeping up with England. But as the group stage has taught us, anything can happen.

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