David Lee in Russia: Growing continental divide spells European dominance at the World Cup

Players of Belgium celebrate with their fans after the FIFA World Cup 2018 group G preliminary round football match between England and Belgium in Kaliningrad, Russia, on June 28, 2018.
Players of Belgium celebrate with their fans after the FIFA World Cup 2018 group G preliminary round football match between England and Belgium in Kaliningrad, Russia, on June 28, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

SAMARA, RUSSIA - Europe's dominance at the World Cup will extend another four years after Uruguay and Brazil, the only non-European sides left, were knocked out in Friday's (July 6) quarter-finals.

When the Selecao won their fifth and last world title in 2002, South America were actually leading Europe 9-8 in Cups won.

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