We’ve already had the most exciting World Cup of the decade, and it was also the most competitive, with the two finalists already fighting it out to the title.
But with two of the favourites going head to head for the title, we’re going to take a look at the World Cups biggest games.
Who will win?
We’ve gone back and done the same for the most recent World Cup, and we’re now ready to see who wins the tournament, and who ends up going home.
First, here are the big games to watch this weekend.
Australia v France in Sydney 1 February: Who wins the match?
Australia has had a tough time of it this year, and has been outscored by 2-0.
But that hasn’t stopped them from coming back from two goals down to beat Argentina 3-2 in Buenos Aires on Tuesday night.
How do they do it?
Argentina are unbeaten in four World Cup finals and the Argentine side have won every one of their last five meetings.
They have also won three of their past four games, and have a comfortable advantage in the standings with six points.
Australia have won their last two meetings, and in the last four games against Argentina they have won eight of their 11 matches, with three wins and two draws.
What do they have to lose?
Australia have scored 11 goals against Argentina in their last six World Cup games, with Argentina winning three.
Argentina have scored nine goals in their past five World Cup matches, and their last loss was a 3-1 defeat to Germany in 2014.
How will the teams line up?
The teams are scheduled to play in the same stadium for the first time since Brazil’s victory over France in 2018, but this will be the first game played in front of the Sydney Opera House in the World, so there is a significant degree of uncertainty.
How important will it be for Australia?
Australia’s form in Australia’s two previous World Cup appearances has been nothing short of outstanding.
Their form this year has been the best in the tournament.
They haven’t conceded a goal since April 5, and only one goal in their final four games.
What will be Australia’s players to watch?
It’s been a long wait since they have had a player like David Carney for the World cup, but the 26-year-old will be looking to prove he is ready for the next challenge in the A-League.
The Socceroos’ leading scorer with seven goals is the captain and the most prolific of the players, but he hasn’t scored in the finals since the last two tournaments.
He was dropped from the squad to face Brazil because he couldn’t take it anymore, and after missing out on the chance to face Argentina, he’s likely to be back.
What’s in store for the teams?
Both sides are likely to look to exploit Australia’s lack of a traditional attacking threat, and Australia will look to keep the ball moving and create chances from set pieces.
France will try to put the game to bed, with goals from Olivier Giroud, André-Pierre Gignac and Olivier Ntcham all coming from set plays.
The home side are also likely to try and play their best football in Australia, but they have conceded more goals than they’ve scored in any of their games in the competition so far.
Can the teams win?
Australia is unbeaten in the quarter finals, and will be hoping to continue that form against a very tough Argentina side.
But this is also a World Cup match and the teams have a lot to prove.