With the two worlds best players leaving their dreams of winning world cup unfulfilled yet again have gone out of the tournament with their national sides Argentina and Portugal. Yes, Ronaldo and Messi are out of the world cup and so are Portugal and Argentina respectively. The Mbappe show in the first and the Cavani show in the second game of Round of 16 ended the journeys of Ronaldo and Messi.
It’s the second day of Round of 16 and its time for some nail-biting matches yet again; Spain will be battling with Russia in the first game today, whereas Croatia will be locking horns with Denmark in the second game of the day.
On paper, the first match looks to be a close affair as Spain isn’t in a good nick, while the home side Russia is living it up to the hype until now. The team lead by Ramos just booked their berth into the Round of 16 with courtesy to the last minute’s goal and grace points else they were quite equal to the non-qualifying Iran in the first round. The Russian heads are high so their aims with winning 2 out of 3 games in the first round, and the best part to all this is Artem Dzybua showing consistency in netting the ball.
Looking out the bench strength and experience of the Spanish side, the predictions pouring in tells Ramos Xi winning the game with the likes of, Isco, Pique and Iniesta.
In the second match of today, Croatia vs Denmark, the latter is most likely to win the game as the promising stars like Modric and Rakitic have been doing it so well with winning three out three in the initial stages of this ongoing world cup.