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For the first time, Asia could have two teams in the quarter-finals of a World Cup. On Monday, Japan take on Croatia, beaten finalists in 2018, before South Korea attempt to tame record five-time champions Brazil, in back-to-back round-of-16 ties.
Sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz joins the show from Qatar to give his take on the matches.
In other stories, The Land Transport Authority has awarded a $758 million contract to design and build a 5km tunnel for the second phase of the Cross Island MRT Line (CRL), 2km of which will pass beneath the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.
A joint venture between Obayashi Corp and Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co (Singapore) will construct the 5km tunnel between Fairways Drive and Sin Ming Walk.
It also gave out a separate $496 million contract for Punggol interchange station under the CRL Punggol extension. Construction firm Woh Hup will build the CRL Punggol Interchange station, which is located in Punggol Central.