So here we are at the quarter final stage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. What have we learned and which pre-tournament fancies have so far paid off?
We have learned some things we sort of knew already. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo cannot win a World Cup for Argentina or Portugal on their own.
An era of glorious Spanish football has come to an end. Andres Iniesta joins his friend Xavi in retiring from International football and with it begins a period of rebuilding and deep thinking for Spain. Passing the ball a zillion times is all . . .
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