The 2018 World Cup barrels along, thrilling at almost every turn. I would say that memorable World Cups are dependent on dramatic matches in the last three stages, so hopefully this one doesn't end in a damp squib. Based on the showings so far, I would argue that the strongest four sides have been Brazil, Uruguay, France and Belgium - who are all in the same half of the draw. So my one worry is that whoever wins that half of the draw might just cruise to victory in an easy final. Let's hope not!
Anyway, today's article will be a quick update to see what each team's prospects are before the quarter-finals. As always, our World Cup model has been updated to reflect the values used in this article.