World no one or very few expected
We have semis in Russia 2018 and the truth is that for now, World champion will be a selection of which were not in the first quinielas. With the eliminations of Germany in the group stage, of Spain and Argentina in the second round and Brazil and Uruguay in the quarter, only two world champions have the chance to win the World Cup.
Two selections made 52 Y 20 years who won their only World Cup. We speak as England and France respectively that have a stroke of authority in this world above all a priori selections departed as favorites ahead of them. And they will not easy to get his second star as two clear candidates come to try to win their first. Belgium Bob Martinez, the sensation of the tournament and Croatia back into the top four in the world.
They all know what it is to play a semifinal of a World Cup but has been a long time since. Which makes it less than was in this situation was France who reached the World Cup final 2006, make 12 years, and then he would lose against Italy. Belgium played his last World Cup semifinal ago 32 years, particularly when he got into Mexico 1986.
England could not see a showpiece tournament since 1990 when they reached the semis, nothing more and nothing less than 28 years while Croatia got it made just 20 years, in 1998, in the World Cup just he won France. Some attractive semi-finals in a championship that has been more even and exciting than ever.
A tournament that whoever wins it will be a welcome development. We'll see if England or France get their second star or conversely, a new country puts its name on the elite list of world champions Spain made in 2010.