Do we really need to take two days away from this tournament?!?
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The Russian World Cup is turning out to be a beauty, with more studs than duds on the docket.
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Whether the tournament can keep that up is another story.
The most provocative fixture on the schedule sees Brazil take on Belgium in France, as the Red Devils hope to be the nation that finds a way to break down a terrific Brazilian attack.
Meanwhile, Uruguay will hope to keep up its steady defense in the face of French pressure, while England and Sweden square off for the right to face the winner of hosts Russia versus dark horse darlings Croatia.
Friday: Uruguay v France – Nizhny Novgorod 10 a.m. ET (Match 57)
Friday: Brazil v Belgium – Kazan 2 p.m. ET (Match 58)
Saturday: Sweden v England – Samara 10 a.m. ET (Match 60)
Saturday: Russia v Croatia – Sochi 2 p.m. ET (Match 59)
Tuesday, July 10: Winner match 57 v winner match 58 – St Petersburg 2 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11: Winner match 59 v winner match 60 – Moscow (Luzhniki) 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 14: St Petersburg 10 a.m.
Sunday, July 15: Moscow (Luzhniki) 11 a.m.