But the Selecao were stunned by the first European side to qualify for this world cup - the Red Devils of Belgium.
There may be less pressure on England than at previous tournaments, but former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson says they'd still hate to lose their World Cup quarter-final against his native Sweden on Saturday. The last eight. After an exciting Group Stage, the Round of 16 didn't disappoint, with three of the ties going to penalties.
Sweden have a fully fit squad ahead of the game and Andersson confirmed they have an approach which mirrors England's meticulous preparations.
"They have shown it so many times now".
Muslera apologised for his error but rejected the thought that one mistake could haunt his career.
"I was celebrating across to the bench".
"England have the players individually to do something special".
"They were probably the dirtiest team I've ever come up against. surrounding the referee, pushing the referee, the headbutt that you've all seen, scuffing the penalty spot and a lot of off-the-ball things you haven't heard about".
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And some of them are convinced that the coveted trophy will be lifted by captain Harry Kane on July 15. Jordan Pickford is now an England hero.
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In a critical error, Mercedes chose to keep race leader Lewis Hamilton out and their victory hopes quickly unravelled from there. The mistake coupled with Red Bull boldly stacking its own drivers played right into Verstappen's hands.
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However, if Les Bleus can continue the forward momentum they showed against Argentina, they will take some stopping. When you have two world-class players connecting things all over the park, you have a chance to go far.
I think England will need to get two goals to be sure, but that'll be hard.
Cast your mind back to Tuesday night - when we all lost our collective shit over the fact England actually managed to win a World Cup penalty shootout.
"Congratulations to England and Southgate", he added. Mentally, they were very, very strong.
He will be 35 by the time the next World cup comes around and knowing very well that life in the four years could change drastically, "El Pistolero" would not be short of motivation as he makes one final attempt to bury his tarnished image of the past and recreate one for the future. "Some players are not playing much and they have still made a big contribution to unity and in fostering a good atmosphere", he said. They have young, hungry players.
"If you look at the games we have played, of course the opponents have more ball possession, but we have created more chances".
Having started the competition with 32 countries in contention, the number was whittled down to 16 for the exciting knockout section, and now we are into the quarter finals.
Yet Eriksson does not consider that a major issue given he thinks the team's strength to be how it functions as a unit. In less than 24 hours, you'll know who will play.