Six teams booked their place in the quarter-finals after an exciting round of 16 in Qatar.
World Cup 2022 is in the business end. The tournament is underway and the qualification for the quarter-finals is in full swing.
Below are the teams that have made it to the last 8:
Argentina have their star player Lionel Messi and a goal-scoring error from Mat Ryan to thank for defeating champions Australia in the round of 16.
The Socceroos frustrated Argentina at key stages of the game, and despite the wild celebrations at the end, Argentina fans will have their worries going into the game against the biggest opposition.
Argentina will face the Netherlands in the quarter-finals, a team that came into the tournament in good form and is still undefeated. Argentina lost their opening match against Saudi Arabia but won the next three.
What happened in public:
The 2018 World Cup finalists do not seem to be getting tired. On Monday, they beat Japan on penalties to reach the quarter-finals, where they will face Brazil.
Croatia has only won one match this season, against Canada in this World Cup.
The Oranje progressed after defeating the spirited USA in a lopsided 3-1 victory. The North American team dominated and registered many attacks on the target, but the defense of the Netherlands, led by Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk, dealt with the threats.
However, Argentina, who boast Lionel Messi in their ranks, will present a big threat going forward.
Another favorite to win the tournament, France did as expected and beat Poland 3-1 to advance to the quarter-finals.
Led by Olivier Giroud – who surpassed Thierry Henry as the country’s top scorer with 52 international goals – and reigning champion Kylian Mbappe, Les Blues face England’s Gareth Southgate on Saturday.
France won the World Cup in 1998 and 2018.
Brazil advanced to the quarter-finals with an emphatic 4-1 win over South Korea, scoring all of their goals in the first 36 minutes of the match. They move on to face Croatia in the first leg of the quarterfinal on Friday at 6pm (15:00 GMT).
The Selecao have won the World Cup five times and are favorites to win a record sixth title.
England secured a place in the quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over African champions Senegal. The Three Lions are set to face reigning champions France on Saturday.
England won the World Cup in 1966 and finished fourth in 2018.