Manchester City defender out of World Cup with left ankle injury

06 July, 2018, 04:30 | Author: Judy Cobb
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In the July 2 game against Mexico, he was down for five minutes and 29 seconds total, with the longest interruption coming when Mexican player Miguel Layun stepped on Neymar's right ankle.

Meanwhile, England beat Colombia after a penalty shootout on Tuesday night at the Otkrytiye Arena, setting up a quarter-final against Sweden, while France and Brazil also made it through the round-of-16. Well if anyone thought that this tournament had a clear-cut victor think again.

Stunning upsets and remarkable comebacks have been just a few of the storylines for the 2018 World Cup.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation kicked off on June 14 and is taking place in 11 cities.

The variables are plenty.

On Friday, Uruguay play Benjamin Mendy's France at 3pm, before Brazil and Belgium face one another in a game that could see six City players involved.

Do you think Brazil will advance past Belgium?

Brazil had the easier route to the final eight when they easily got past a Mexico side which offered little to no threat by a 2-0 margin.

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo came out in support of his countryman Neymar on Wednesday as criticism mounted against the pundits who have condemned his diving but ignored the play-acting of other players. They can't afford any hiccups like that against the Brazilians, whose backline should make the difference in this game.

In Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne, Belgium, who last reached the semis in 1986, have two of the game's most devastating creators.

England may be more talented on paper but Sweden has a mojo rolling through this tournament that is hard to reconcile.

It is here that the habitual battle between soccer's two dominant continents, who have produced all previous World Cup winners, will take place. His total time wasted on the pitch adds up to 13 minutes and 50 seconds in the entire tournament.

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