A plane carrying a Brazilian football team, journalists, and nine crew members crashed in Colombia, killing 71 and leaving six survivors. Brasilia has announced three days of national mourning.
England face Colombia in a bid to reach a first World Cup quarterfinal in 12 years, with the South American side buoyed by the news James Rodriguez is fit to play. Tuesday also sees Sweden take on Switzerland.
They have spent hours on multiple planes just to get to Russia. But the long journey and huge costs have certainly not dampened the spirits of hundreds of fans from South and Central America.
Brazil and Belgium are the headline acts as the round of 16 continues on Monday. All eyes are on Neymar as Brazil take on Mexico, but the star man for Brazil has been Philipp Coutinho.
Who needs what? The group stage of the 2018 World Cup comes to end this week with a lot still to play for in all the groups. DW outlines the permutations – including what Germany need to do to progress.
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