World Cup Notes: Eight remain, and more from Russia

We're down to the last eight in Russia, with two quarterfinal matches scheduled for both Friday and Saturday. The perceived best eight national squads in the entire world, and we'll be down to the semifinals by the time we all make our way to Gillette for the Revolution and Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday afternoon.

Let's do a light breakdown to remind everyone how we got to this point:

Uruguay-France, Friday, 10 a.m., FS1

Uruguay topped Group A, while France topped Group C. Uruguay beat Portugal in the Round of 16, while France knocked off Argentina.

In my eyes, France can do no wrong, as its attacking players in Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Greizmann, and Olivier Giroud are getting the job done, and Mbappe is fast. Les Bleus have to try to contain Luis Suarez, but if things get desperate for the Celestes, expect some chippy play in the last half an hour -- much like we saw with England and Colombia on Tuesday. Uruguay is expected to be without Edinson Cavani.

Brazil-Belgium, Friday, 2 p.m., FS1