China News Service, Beijing, December 7th (Reporter Wang Yu) In the early morning of the 7th Beijing time, the World Cup in Qatar ended all the competition for the quarter-finals.

Eight teams stand out from the thousands of troops and will soon start a more intense competition.

The top four seats are close at hand. When football becomes a game of "only need to win three more games", who can go one step closer to the dream of the Hercules Cup?

Although last Saturday's prediction of the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Qatar was only 75% correct, the editor still has to continue to boldly predict the trend of the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Qatar.

On December 3, Beijing time, in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Qatar, the Dutch team defeated the US team 3:1 and entered the quarterfinals first.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Cui Nan

upper half

Netherlands vs Argentina

Prediction: Holland to win

  The quarter-final match between the Netherlands and Argentina is destined to be a close match.

Both sides have distinct tactical styles, with stars in the formation, and their strengths are balanced on the three lines.

Whether the Spear of Argentina led by Messi can break through the Shield of the Netherlands where Van Dijk sits will be the biggest highlight of this game.

  As the saying goes, "cooks don't look at recipes, but look at the art of war." The Tulip Legion gave up the "total attack and total defense" that they were proud of in the past, and turned to fighting steadily and implementing defensive counterattacks tactically.

The benefits brought about by such a change are also obvious. At present, they remain unbeaten in this tournament, and players such as Dumfries, De Jong, and Gakpo are even more brilliant.

  On the other hand, the Argentine team has experienced an unexpected loss after the start of the game, and the team's state is getting better.

But to enter the quarterfinals, every game is tough.

As one of the strongest defensive lines recognized in the World Cup, the oppression of the Dutch team in the midfield, especially the three-back system led by Van Dijk has brought a test to the connection between Argentina's midfield and frontcourt.

On December 4, Beijing time, in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Qatar, the Argentine team defeated the Australian team 2:1 and successfully advanced to the quarter-finals.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Tomita

  Once the Argentine team's line of cooperation is cut off, Messi will be greatly restricted from taking the ball in the middle and penetrating forward.

thus falling into a situation of isolation and helplessness.

To break through the opponent's defense, the burden on Messi's shoulders is getting heavier, and at the same time someone needs to stand up to share the offensive pressure.

Brazil vs Croatia

Prediction: Brazil wins

  Compared with the exhaustion of the Croatian team after three hand-to-hand group matches and a 120-minute battle with Japan in the round of 16, Brazil is undoubtedly in a better state.

The rotation of the main lineup has been fully rested, and the team has just experienced a big victory. The whole team is full of fighting spirit, and the Samba Army is fully advancing towards the sixth World Cup championship trophy.

  Four years ago, Brazil unexpectedly lost to Belgium and stopped in the quarter-finals. The cruelty of being eliminated in an instant in the knockout round allowed Neymar, the core of this team, to grow rapidly.

Today, the Selecao led by him are still capable and creative on the front line. The serious Brazil team is enough to make any team's defense feel scared.

On December 5, local time, in the 1/8 finals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Croatian team defeated the Japanese team through a penalty shootout and entered the quarterfinals.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Cui Nan

  As the runner-up of the last World Cup, the Croatian team struggled slightly in this tournament. They have already drawn with three teams in regular time.

Now the most obvious shortcoming of the Plaid Legion is that the main lineup is too old. Whether the "old" Plaid Legion can keep up with the Brazilian dance steps needs to be marked with a question mark.

But once they are dragged into overtime or even a penalty shootout, the situation may be different, because no one knows how to win in overtime and penalty shootouts better than Croatia.

lower half

England vs France

Prediction: France to win

  The world football classic "French Battle" will be the finale of the World Cup quarter-finals in Qatar. In many people's eyes, this is the advance stage of the World Cup final.

There is no other reason. The lineups of both sides are not only talented, but also have shown strong dominance in this tournament.

  The front trident of the French team can be called the strongest offensive combination in this tournament.

Mbappe remains the most reliable attacking option for the defending champions, and after four years of experience, he has developed into the most attacking striker on the planet.

Griezmann's transformation in the role of the team is amazing. From the offensive knife to the team's metronome, he has become increasingly indispensable to the team.

On December 4, local time, in the 1/8 finals of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, the French team eliminated the Polish team 3:1.

  The England team, which broke into the semi-finals of the last World Cup, took over the baton from the French team and created a youthful storm in the World Cup in Qatar.

The "post-00s" striker line composed of Saka, Foden and Bellingham, coupled with the connection of captain Kane, the Three Lions have scored 12 goals so far, not only ranking first among the teams in this tournament, And broke the team history record.

  The excellent state of the England team on the offensive end may make the French team's defense line feel tight.

In particular, the French team has conceded goals in the four games so far in this World Cup. If the top-heavy lineup is not resolved as soon as possible, the road to defending the Gallic Rooster will be more difficult than imagined.


Portugal VS Morocco

Prediction: Portugal to win

  In every World Cup, dark horses are expected, and there is never a shortage of dark horses.

Today, Morocco from North Africa has become a dark horse that stands out from the World Cup in Qatar.

After defeating the Matador Legion with clever tactics and strong will, they will face another traditional powerhouse in the Iberian Peninsula-the Portuguese team.

On December 6, local time, the last match of the 1/8 finals of the 2022 Qatar World Cup was held. The Portuguese team beat the Swiss team 6:1 and won the last eight seats in this World Cup.

The picture shows Ronaldo coming off the bench.

  Compared with Morocco's upset victory over Spain, Portugal coach Santos' formation against Switzerland was even more surprising and courageous.

Ronaldo, who was sitting on the bench, witnessed the 21-year-old Ramos, who replaced him in the starting lineup, scored a hat-trick, destroying the Swiss defense line as if entering no one's land, and it may also provide a promising future for the team And feel gratified.

  The historical law of the World Cup shows that the semi-finals are a hurdle that all "civilian teams" cannot overcome.

But Morocco, which has beaten Belgium and Spain in succession, clearly has stronger ambitions.

However, with more helpers around Ronaldo, can Morocco's iron barrel formation continue to be as airtight as it was against Spain?