With the Round of 16 wrapped up and dusted, the World Cup was whittled down to eight teams. After the first two quarter-finals, just six teams remain, which will then become four by Sunday morning.
The Netherlands overcame the United States to become the first team to confirm their place in the quarter-finals, but succumbed to Argentina on penalties. Earlier in the day Brazil suffered the same fate, losing to Croatia on penalties.
The six remaining teams are: France, England, Argentina, Portugal, Morocco and Croatia.
What is the remaining World Cup schedule for the knockout stage?
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 vs Portugal, 3pm
QF4 – England vs France, 7.00pm
Tuesday 13th December
SF1 – Argentina vs Croatia, 7pm
Wednesday 14th December
SF2 – Winner England/France vs Winner Morocco/Portugal, 7pm
Playoff for third place
Saturday 17th December
Argentina/Croatia Loser vs SF2 Loser, 3pm
Sunday 18th December
Lusail Stadium, 3pm
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 has a clear lead. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 win over Serbia. Cameroon And Serbia both came out.
In group H
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.