Brazil still bookies' favourites, but England loom...

Cape Town - Brazil are still favourites for a sixth Soccer World Cup triumph, but the odds on England have been slashed as the tournament enters its quarter-final stage.

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Brazil face a mouth-watering last 8 showdown with Belgium, while Uruguay face France in another clash not to be missed on Friday, July 6 in a stacked top half of the draw.

In the bottom half, England face Sweden, while hosts Russia take on Croatia on Saturday, July 7.

Leading SA bookmakers BET.co.za have installed Brazil as 11/4 favourites, followed by France and England at 4/1.

Belgium and Croatia are both available at 6/1, followed by Uruguay (16/1), Russia (19/1) and Sweden (24/1).

Soccer World Cup quarter-finals:

TOP HALF

FRIDAY, JULY 6

Uruguay v France - 16:00

Brazil v Belgium - 20:00

BOTTOM HALF

SATURDAY, JULY 7

Sweden v England - 16:00

Russia v Croatia - 20:00