• Analysis

Both teams play a practical, organization-oriented style apt to frustrate other sides, making them an interesting stylistic match.

  • Analysis

Modric's primary contributions are going to come through possession and distribution.

  • Analysis

Each team has allowed just one goal all tournament entering a matchup against a high-powered opponent.

  • Analysis

The team has reinvented itself since its debacle four years ago, and now looks like the most complete team in the field.

  • Analysis

England piled up offensive chances against lesser foes, but that advantage disappeared against a more accomplished Belgium side.

  • Analysis

With a favorable draw and a brutal counterattacking style, Sweden has the best chance among the non-favorites to make a deep run in the tournament.

  • Analysis

Since 1998, eight teams have benefited from late goals to advance but only one team won its round-of-16 game.

  • Analysis

Smaller nations are better now than ever, providing unprecedented challenges to the top contenders.

  • Analysis

Rooney is a skilled and smart passer, able to change the dynamics of a possession with one touch of the ball.

  • Analysis

El Tri is winning with a mix of experience and youth — the latter led by the rise of Lozano, Carlos Salcedo and Jesús Gallardo on the global stage.

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