When are they, which teams are left and knockout matches

Lionel Messi – 2022 World Cup semi-finals: when are they, which teams are left and knockout matches – Khalil Bashar/Getty Images

With the quarterfinals done and dusted off, the World Cup is down to four teams: Argentina, Croatia. France, Morocco.

In the quarter-finals, Croatia earned a surprise shoot-out win over tournament favorites Brazil, while Argentina also needed spot-kicks to overcome a spirited Dutch side.

Cristiano Ronaldo broke down in tears as Morocco shocked Portugal with a 1-0 win, while Gareth Southgate’s England were eliminated by world champions France after Harry Kane missed a decisive penalty for the equaliser.

What is the remaining World Cup schedule for the knockout stage?


Tuesday 13th December

SF1 – Argentina vs Croatia, 7pm

Wednesday 14th December

SF2 – France vs Morocco, 7pm

Playoff for third place

Saturday 17th December

Loss of Argentina/Croatia vs Loss of France/Morocco, 15:00

Sunday 18th December

Lusail Stadium, 3pm

How did the quarterfinal matches unfold?

Friday 9 December

QF1 Croatia 1 Brazil 1 (Croatia win 4-2 on penalties)
QF2 2 Netherlands 2 Argentina 2 (Argentina win 4-3 on penalties)

Saturday 10th December

QF3 – Morocco 1 Portugal 0
QF4 – England 1 France 2

Who is leading the race for the Golden Boot?

At the end of the group stage, Marcus Rashford was among the top. Now, Kylian Mbappe leads, with teammate Olivier Giroud and Argentine Lionel Messi just behind. For all the latest World Cup stats, check out our at-a-glance guide.

What was the group standings?

How did each team progress to the round of 16?

In group A

Final ranking

Holland topped the group after beating Qatar in their last game. Senegal edgy Ecuador 2-1 to move into second place. Qatar they were the first team eliminated from the World Cup and lost all three games, scoring just one goal.

In group B

Final ranking

England they progressed as group winners after overcoming Wales in their final game. Their 3-0 victory means Wales finished at the bottom, while the United States of America he finished second after passing Iran in their decision maker.

In group C

Final ranking

After losing the first game against Saudi Arabia, Argentina they completed their reversal of fortune by beating Poland to top the pack. Poland, despite losing to the South Americans, advanced to the round of 16 in second place on goal difference. That came later Mexico could only beat Saudi Arabia 2-1, thus having to settle for third place, with Saudi Arabia finishing bottom.

In group D

Final ranking

France they qualified and are still top of the group despite a surprise defeat to Tunisia in their last group match. Australia they stunned Denmark 1-0 in their final group match to qualify in second place, level on points with France but second on goal difference. Tunisia finished third with four points while Denmarkthe Dark Horses of many people before the tournament, picked up just one point in fourth place.

In group E

Final ranking

Japan won the group after a sensational victory over Spain in the final round, which came following a goal that caused a huge controversy because the ball appeared to be out of play during the build-up. Spain he took second place despite the loss. Germany they are out of the World Cup despite beating Costa Rica in their last game. Costa Rica finished fund.

In group F

Final ranking

Morocco they qualified as surprise group winners with seven points after a 2-1 win Canada. Croatia managed to hold on to second place after a 0-0 draw with Belgium in a match that will be remembered for Romelu Lukaku’s hat-trick of wasted golden opportunities in the final.

In group G

Final ranking

Brazil they topped the section despite a defeat by Cameroon on the final night of the group stage. Swiss he finished second thanks to their cantankerous victory over Serbia. Cameroon And Serbia both came out.

In group H

Final ranking

After the last two dramatic games Portugal qualified as group winners despite losing 2-1 against South Korea. The winner in the final for the Koreans moved them into second place for goals scored Uruguaywhose 2-0 win Ghana it wasn’t enough to carry them through.

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