Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has predicted one of the nations that will play in this year's World Cup final.
With England looking to continue their assault towards the latter stages against Sweden and host nation Russian Federation taking on Croatia, the Soccer Saturday pundit has offered his views on how things will unfold. "Sadly, I don't think they've got a chance at winning it". They won't go anywhere, but they've got pace too. Former World Cup champs still in Russian Federation to compete are Brazil, England, France, and Uruguay.
"It would be easier for England to beat Brazil than to beat Sweden". "It is the ideal storm - England playing in the quarter finals on a Saturday afternoon", said Eddie Gershon, spokesman for J D Wetherspoon, which has 880 pubs, "Even those diehard non-football fans who prefer to go shopping on a Saturday afternoon are likely to be in our pubs for this momentous occasion".
"We need to get the defence right, we need to be courageous when we have possession".
Everyone has had troubles breaking teams down, defensively teams have generally been very sound.
Emma Strawford, who lives in Bartley Green, is more confident about England's chances and will be watching the match at home with her partner and children.
"[If England beat Sweden] then you have to meet Russian Federation or Croatia". Sweden are attempting to reach a first semi-final since 1994, when they were beaten 1-0 in the last four by eventual champions Brazil.
"The allocation is about 2,500 and I think we'll have 8,000-9,000 in there to be honest". I was disappointed with Croatia in the last round, they struggled really badly. In Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, Croatia have arguably the best midfield in Russian Federation and Mario Mandzukic and Ante Rebic mean they will be more forceful in attack than the Spanish.
Russian Federation will try to take it all the way, I think. Croatia will present a similar challenge to the Spanish, with a tidy passing midfield, but the Croatians are more direct and Russian Federation will have to defend as well as they did against Spain and maybe even better.
In coming through against Spain, they showed they can progress against far more talented sides, though Croatia will likely carry far more attacking intent than La Roja.
Southgate's team have beaten Tunisia, Panama and Colombia to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since Eriksson was boss.