Updated: May 24
Soccer fans everywhere steady themselves for today’s second World Cup semifinal match that pits England against Croatia. However, if you’re looking to have a big weekend no matter what happens later today the money is with France. This entire WC tournament the final four of Belgium, France, Croatia and sometimes England have played outstanding despite all the attention being given to Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Neymar. Les Blues display on yesterday not only establishes them as the early favorite in Sunday’s finale it also moves them heads and tails above the remaining competition. France clearly demonstrated that there is no formation or defensive scheme that can slow its relentless attacking nor an offense that finds holes in its lines. In just a few short hours Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Ivan Rakitic, and the fiery Luka Modric will settle the score as to which teams will play on Saturday and who will play this Sunday, but it will be France who will be sliding and dancing after the last full-time whistle of the 2018 World Cup. We will have the best weekend picks and plays including the World Cup coming up Friday morning.