Uruguay have struck me as being extremely hard to beat and, whether or not it is backed up statistically, I think they have got the best defence in the competition.
"We still have a long way to go in this tournament", Kane, who also scored in the shootout, said as the expectations of England fans rise at the prospect of a less than intimidating match with Sweden and a semi-final against Russian Federation or Croatia.
Brazil are well-known for their flamboyant football, but they also possess an excellent defence which has been breached just once at the World Cup.
Which brings us full circle to England who, as previously mentioned, will face Sweden.
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The record average audience in the United Kingdom in the past 30 years is the 26.2 million who watched England's semi-final against West Germany in 1990 - fractionally higher than the 26 million who turned on for England's second round match with Argentina in the 1998 World Cup. They are very solid and really tough.
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With that, dreams of a quarter-final between the two greatest players were shattered. "He is an exceptional player", said Uruguay's veteran coach Oscar Tabarez .
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Speaking before the tournament, FA technical director Dan Ashworth explained: 'There's been a little bit of research done to show that English players are quick to the ball when the whistle goes.
They also play with two up front - usually Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez - which means they carry a big threat going forward too.
Croatia really anxious me in the last 16 against Denmark because they just disappeared in the second half. They have young, hungry players.
'Against Spain they used a different system, but you must adapt to every team you play against.
Sweden will be forced into at least one change for the quarter-final clash in Samara as Celtic full-back Mikael Lustig will miss the game through suspension.
"If one is suspended, they will put in another one and you won't know the difference", he said.
As for Lingard, his goal against Panama was a memorable moment, but like Sterling and Alli, he has not done enough to create chances for Kane.
The Three Lions have quietly gone about their business in Russian Federation so far, but with only eight teams left the role of underdog no longer fits them.