2018 FIFA World Cup Semi-Finalists | Sotheby’s International Realty Edition


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2018 FIFA World Cup Semi-Finalists | Sotheby’s International Realty Edition

France, Belgium, England, and Croatia remain as the final four teams to compete in the 2018 Men’s FIFA World Cup. Teams have come out of the woodwork showing that they have just as good of a lineup, if not better than some of the world’s most popular squads. Greats like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been eliminated, making younger and less-known teams shine through. Highly favored teams like Brazil, Germany, and Spain are out, which is part of the reason why this year’s tournament has been so interesting. That, and the gripping PK shootouts that have followed so many of these matches. I can’t, with a clear conscience, say that there are only underdogs left. It hasn’t been that long since France has won a World Cup, and Belgium was supposed to be a strong, young team from the get-go, but I can say that this isn’t who most people had guessed would still be around at this point.

The four teams that are left, France, Belgium, England, and Croatia, will be playing throughout this week and into the weekend. The final game will be held on Sunday, July 15th.  Each team packs its own punch and will surely give fans the same gripping performances we’ve been seeing all summer. Packing a different kind of punch, this Sotheby’s International Realty lineup of homes in the remaining team’s countries show the beauty of these different locations and the history in which they’ve been built around. As hard as it was to simply pick one home to show in each country, below we have our top contenders.

These homes can be found on Sotheby’s International Realty’s website or on each individual office’s webpage, all included below.

2018 FIFA World Cup Semi-Finalist Homes


To start off the lineup, we’ve chosen the House with Garden near Pantheon in Paris, Ile-De-France. This is a cool one for those of you history fans. This estate is listed as a historical monument and dates to the 18th century. Intricate details in each room show that the home has been well-maintained and updated, but the style and elegance have been preserved.
France back

france living

Marketed by:
Propriétés Parisiennes Sotheby’s International Realty
114 Rue du Bac
Paris, Paris, 75007
For more information: https://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-487-dp5tdh/house-with-garden-near-pantheon-paris-il-75005


One of the many things Belgium is known for is their fine arts. This James Bond-like home does not lack in the art or design department. With many incredible options, we chose the Rhode-Saint-Genèse Espinette Centrale home near Belgium’s capital, Brussels. Designed by architect Bruno Erpicum, these contemporary villas sit on more than 50 acres and come with all of the bells and whistles.

Belgium outside

Belgium living room

Marketed by:
Brussels Sotheby’s International Realty
Listing agent: Sylvie Koch
Avenue Louise 200
Brussels, Brussels
For more information: https://www.sothebysrealty.be/en/house-for-sale-rhode-saint-genese-espinette-centrale-detail-1679.html


A backyard view of the London Eye and beautiful floor to ceiling windows throughout the home are only two of the many factors in which the Carlton House Terrace St. James was chosen from the many extraordinary properties spread throughout England. If you’ve ever watched The Parent Trap, you may get some serious Elizabeth James vibes from this quintessential pad. “The Elizabeth James?” (Parent Trap [1998])

England Front

Room 1

london eye backyard

Marketed by:
United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty
Listing agent: Shereen Malik
77-79 Ebury Street
London, England, SW1W0NZ
United Kingdom
For more information: https://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-691-wcpfwr/carlton-house-terrace-st-jamess-london-en


All of Croatia’s current Sotheby’s listings are breathtaking. We’ve selected Villa Anchor as the chosen property, but don’t be fooled – all of the listings in this country are just as jaw-dropping. Gorgeous scenery surrounds each and every property that is available.




Marketed by:
Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty
Listing agent: Ivana Markovic
Grljevačka 2 a
21312 Podstrana
For more information: https://sothebysrealty.hr/properties/villa-anchor/

Article written by:
Hannah Farley with Encore Sotheby’s International Realty

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