The World Cup is the ideal opportunity for lower ranked players to display their qualities to the global audience and to the thousands of football clubs who are on the look out to strengthen their squad. "We have to take responsibility".
Suspension rules out Switzerland defenders Fabian Schar and Stephan Lichtsteiner, while Sebastian Larsson misses out for Sweden in what is arguably the weakest of the last-16 ties despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic claiming his country will "probably" win the World Cup.
"I always remember one player in the second World Cup in Mexico, Negrete, he scored an fantastic goal, a bicycle kick in the Azteca, which stays for the history of football". Argentina, meanwhile, needed a late goal from Marcos Rojo to finish second in Group D. Lionel Messi's World Cup dream lives on, but La Albiceleste need to improve - and quickly - if they are to go one better than four years ago in Brazil.
The Portuguese also said he did not expect any one player to emerge from being a relative unknown to global stardom on the back of performances in Russian Federation. We got what we deserved.
England v Belgium. What will the score be?
He added he was concerned about the prowess of England captain Kane, who is the tournament's top scorer with five goals so far. Belgium will present England's biggest test yet at Russian Federation 2018. "That's what is brilliant about tournaments.
Croatia is now ranked 3rd in the world with 1,331 points thanks to wins against Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland at the World Cup, reports La Gazzetta Dello Sport. Mexico won their first two games in style but failed to clinch top spot as Sweden cruised to a 3-0 triumph and topped the group.
"I like the concept of VAR, the concept that if something wrong happens, if a big mistake happens, the VAR is there to bring the truth to the game".
The 2002 World Cup team, which reached the semi-finals, was given a pass on services as have other sporting talents from the Olympics and baseball teams. "Jogi Loew made a great job but this tournament we will forget". They were not playing with body language. I think we need to take action. In the 80 years since then, they've lost four knockout games. In any case, with a new generation of talented players at his disposal, he has what he needs to start rebuilding.
"I repeat they are excellent, they play very well but we also have our strengths".
'Dark day for German football' after World Cup elimination
It is the first time since 1938 that Germany has not advanced out of the group stage of World Cup play. The person filming the video, Patrick Infurna, says "Only the World Cup could do this".
I must say, I'm more than pleased with progress of my dark horse Croatia, who have been gathering fans since they started out with some really nice football. With nail-biting matches - it saw many this season, be it defending champions Germany's shocking exit for the first time in the group stage to Senegal's departure owing to the fair play rule - it has left its audience captivated.
It read: "Leroy Sané, the best young player in the Premier League, has to stay at home?"
After a "dark day" for German football, as Neuer put it, the future looks bright.
England crushing Panama 5-0 at halftime
The margin of victory for England surpassed 3-0 wins over Poland and Paraguay in Mexico in 1986, and against Denmark in 2002. But Bent believes defending at set-pieces is an area the squad will need to work on as the tournament progresses.