The production line of young talent has slowed down in the South American country.
It wasn't a smooth qualification run, but Japan did what had to be done and qualified for Russia.
After shocking everyone to win the European Championship in 2016, the Portuguese will look to repeat that success in Russia.
The Spanish sailed through qualifying, with their demolition of Italy in September being particularly impressive
Mexico topped both of their qualifying groups but there are still doubts over the team.
Pavard goal: Benjamin Pavard scored a glorious goal to help France progress through to the Quarter Final
In this match preview, we look at Neymar and whether he can inspire Brazil to progress.
Di Maria goal: Angel Di Maria fires in a ferocious strike to equalize for Argentina
Spain will bring Russia's World Cup to an end later at the Luzhniki Stadium.
Messi and Ronaldo face France and Uruguay today, and we think both could meet in the quarter-finals.