June 29, 2018

World Cup Knockout Stage

It’s hard to believe, but the World Cup knockout stage is imminent. The past few weeks of the group stage has literally flown by. There has been some top quality football played, high emotions, the introduction of VAR and some massive shocks (The Germans are off home!). There have been a number of standout performers too. Today at Intersport Elverys we are going to look at three of the teams we think could go all the way, as well as some of their star performers.

ENGLAND

There is always hype around England at major tournaments. “Footballs Coming Home” is the buzz word again all over Twitter. The fans are starting to believe that the current crop of Premier League stars can land World Cup glory. Every supporter seems delighted that the team finished second to Belgium in their group, as it meant England are on the “easier” side of the draw. They were probably right. England have broken their penalty shoot-out hoodoo and will now face Sweden in the Quarter Finals. Harry Kane leads the goal scoring charts with 6 goals and if he can keep his scoring boots on, there is no reason the English can’t get to the Semi-Final and even further.

Harry’s boot of choice is the Nike Phantom III Elite and you can get your pair in-store at Intersport Elverys or online HERE.

URUGUAY

A lot of people probably aren’t aware of the fact that Uruguay have actually won the World Cup twice, in 1930 and 1950. Their current team are quietly going about their business in Russia. They have two of the most feared front men in World football in Luiz Suarez and Edison Cavani. Both have already hit the net in the competition and we’ve a feeling they could both do more damage as the competition goes on. Even though they are on the tougher side of the draw, here at Intersport Elverys we feel they could go far and maybe even add title number three to their World Cup haul. The boot of choice for Cavani is the Nike Hypervenon Phantom II Elite Dynamic Fit and you can get your pair in-store at Intersport Elverys or online HERE.

BRAZIL

They were the favorites before the tournament started and now that Germany have crashed out, more people are tipping them to go all the way. They went through the group stage unbeaten, collecting 7 points from 9. They face Belgium in the Quarter Finals now, which could be a cracker. Brazil have world class players all over the pitch. From Alisson in goal, Thiago Silva and Marcelo at the back, Neymar up top to name just a few. But their standout player so far has been Philippe Coutinho. The Barcelona play-maker has already hit the net twice, both goals vital in putting his team ahead in both games. If he continues his form, aided by the other top players, Brazil look likely to take the crown. Philippe Coutinho prefers to wear the Nike Mercurial Vapor 12 Elite and you can get your pair in-store at Intersport Elverys or online HERE.

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