World Cup 2018 Updated Bracket, Schedule for Quarterfinal Matches

Just eight teams remained in the 2018 World Cup after England beat Colombia in a stunning penalty shootout on Tuesday in the final match of the knockout stage.

It has certainly been an entertaining World Cup thus far and perhaps no match more so than the Colombia-England game. Along the way, traditional powerhouses like Germany, Argentina and Spain have been sent packing. Cristiano Ronaldo (and the rest of the Portuguese side) have been bounced. The United States ... ah, never mind.

Brazil has to be considered the favorites to win it all now. They made relatively easy work of Mexico in their Round of 16 matchup and certainly contain the talent to claim a sixth World Cup title. Brazilian star Neymar scored in the match and played well but angered some fans by seemingly faking an injury with over-the-top acting.

"I think it's more an attempt to undermine me than anything else," Neymar said about the incident after the match, according to ESPN. "I don't much care for criticism, not even for praise, because this can influence in a way the athlete's attitude."

France has also impressed. They outlasted the Messi-led Argentina side by a 4-3 score-line in the Round of 16, led by two goals from Kylian Mbappe in what felt like an arrival on the world stage.

"Kylian attacked Argentina from the off," former Arsenal manager Wenger said after the match, according to ESPN. "He was dangerous all match long and, when he was faced with a decision, he made it. Do not forget that Kylian is only 19 years old—we do not realize what that means at this level. You need to take a step back to understand it. It is exceptional what he has achieved. ... When the numbers are there at that age, it means that there is efficiency on top of very young talent—this proves that he is part of the group of five or six top players that will soon dominate the world."

Now, with the England-Colombia result and the quarterfinals matchups officially set, all eyes turn toward the next round of games.

Here's the schedule:

Friday, July 6

-Uruguay vs. France, 10 a.m. ET, televised on Fox Sports 1

-Belgium vs. Brazil, 2 p.m. ET, televised on Fox Sports 1

Saturday, July 7

-Sweden vs. England, 10 a.m. ET, televised on Fox

-Russia vs. Croatia, 2 p.m. ET, televised on Fox

And here's the updated bracket via NBC Sports:

And then there were 8.

The #WorldCup quarter-finals are SET.

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