"They know how to win World Cups, they've done it more than any other nation so they have that psychological barrier out of the way", the Spaniard said.
He then missed training on Wednesday with a back muscle injury.
Before the tournament, Lawro correctly chose 14 of the 16 teams that reached the first knockout stage, including Brazil -his pick to win the tournament, and England - who he thought would go out in the quarter-finals.
Yerokhin's contribution was meager - no tackles and only two passes in 25 minutes - but he was still delighted with being part of Russia's biggest World Cup win since Soviet times. Sweden is not likely to have any defensive breakdowns against England.
"I have not yet thought about what I will do after the end of my career, before that there is still time, but I would like to stay in football". Sergei Ignashevich, who turns 39 this month, became the oldest player to score an own-goal in the competition.
Despite losing to Uruguay, the Russians did enough to finish as runners-up in Group A and were given the daunting task to face the 2010 World Cup winners in Spain. Brazil was humiliated in the 2014 World Cup, losing in the semifinals at home to Germany by a 7-1 margin.
"Iniesta is a player with a capital letter, I consider Iniesta one of the best attacking midfielders in the history of world football and treat him with great respect as a player and an athlete".
England cruised past Sweden, 2-0 in the third quarter-final at Samara last night, to reach the last-4 stage of the World Cup for the first time since 1990.
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Tournament favourites Brazil have yet to really fire on all cylinders at the World Cup as they prepare to face a Belgium side that has plundered 12 goals in four games.
Modric, however, put the win in Croatia's grasp minutes before the end of the second half of extra time with a sumptuous through ball that Ante Rebic ran on to before being felled by Mathias Jorgensen in the penalty area.
In a Kazan Arena expected to be awash with yellow-clad Brazil fans, Belgian trio Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne have a chance to prove they can cut it at the highest global level after so many disappointments.
On the flanks, Willian and Philippe Coutinho can stretch defences, and fire in shots and crosses, while Neymar and Gabriel Jesus can also pull defences apart from more central positions. The most popular mariachi hat in the World Cup is black with the red, white and green colors of the Mexican flag embroidered on the sides and "Mexico" written on top.
Now, with sportsbooks updating their 2018 World Cup odds to win heading into the quarterfinals, Sumpter's model has revealed every country's exact probability of winning it all.
"We want to enjoy our game".
"Thousands of visitors to the city, also consuming water, contribute to the increase in water", Samara Communal Systems wrote in a press release. That's causing water pressure to drop in some neighborhoods, the company adds.
The quarterfinals of the world's biggest sporting event wraps up on Saturday, with games starting at 10am and 2pm.