team of the tournament: my pre-cup predictions
best ever?

the final weekend

Belgium-England turned out as I expected ... I got the winner right (Belgium) and one of the scorers (Hazard). (I predicted a 2-1 final score, with the other goals by Lukaku and Kane.) I woke up late, watched a little bit of the second half, but this match was meaningless in the end. Usually by this point, after a month of focusing on the World Cup, I don't want it to end. And that's true now, but that wasn't enough to make me watch Belgium-England. I may actually be burned out.

Meanwhile, I'm predicting France 2 Croatia 1, goals by Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann, and Mario Mandzukic. Based on my predicted score, this should be a good match. Shout out to Luka Modric of Croatia, who has had a great tournament.