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Which groups have reached the World Cup quarter-finals? | Qatar World Cup 2022 Information

Six groups have booked their place within the quarter-finals after a collection of thrilling round-of-16 matches in Qatar.

World Cup 2022 is within the enterprise finish of issues. The knockouts are below means and qualification for the quarter-finals is heating up.

Under are the groups which have superior into the final eight:

Argentina have their star participant Lionel Messi and a goalkeeping error from Mat Ryan to thank for overcoming a heroic Australian efficiency within the spherical of 16.

The Socceroos annoyed Argentina for giant components of the sport, and regardless of the wild celebrations on the finish, Argentinian followers could have their issues going right into a recreation in opposition to stronger opposition.

Argentina will meet the Netherlands within the quarter-finals, a group that got here into the event in a fantastic run of type and are but to lose. Argentina misplaced their opener in opposition to Saudi Arabia however gained the following three.

Group earlier efficiency:

Spherical of 16

Argentina's Lionel Messi in action with with Australia's Riley McGree.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi in motion with Australia’s Riley McGree in Qatar’s World Cup [File: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters]

The 2018 World Cup finalists just never seem to get tired. On Monday, they beat Japan on penalties to achieve the quarter-finals, the place they are going to face Brazil.

Croatia have solely gained one recreation in regular time, in opposition to Canada on this World Cup.

Group efficiency:

Spherical of 16:

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Japan’s Maya Yoshida, (proper), fights for the ball with Croatia’s Bruno Petkovic, (centre), and Japan’s Takehiro Tomiyasu [File: Alessandra Tarantino/AP]

The Oranje progressed after overcoming a spirited USA in a no-nonsense 3-1 win. The North American group dominated possession and registered extra pictures heading in the right direction, however Netherlands’ defence, marshalled by Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk, simply handled the attacking menace.

Nevertheless, Argentina, who boast Lionel Messi of their ranks, will supply a a lot higher menace going ahead.

Group efficiency:

Spherical of 16:

Netherlands vs USA, FIFA World Cup 2022, December 3, Khalifa International Stadium [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]
Netherlands vs USA at Khalifa Worldwide Stadium [File: Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

One other favourite to win the event, France delivered on expectations and beat Poland 3-1 to advance to the quarter-finals.

Led by Olivier Giroud – who surpassed Thierry Henry as the most effective scorer for the nationwide aspect at 52 worldwide targets – and present event prime marksman Kylian Mbappe, Les Blues will meet Gareth Southgate’s England on Saturday.

France gained the World Cup in 1998 and 2018.

Group efficiency:

Spherical of 16:


Brazil stormed into the quarter-finals with an overwhelming 4-1 victory over South Korea, scoring all their targets within the first 36 minutes of the sport. They go on to face Croatia within the first match of the quarter-finals on Friday at 6pm (15:00 GMT).

The Selecao have claimed the World Cup 5 instances and are the pre-tournament favourites to win a record-extending sixth title.

Group efficiency:

Spherical of 16:

Brazil players celebrating their 4-1 victory | Brazil v South Korea, FIFA World Cup 2022, December 5, Stadium 974 [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]
Brazil gamers celebrating their 4-1 victory over South Korea [File: Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

England secured a spot within the quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over African champions Senegal. The Three Lions are set to satisfy reigning champions France on Saturday.

England gained the World Cup in 1966 and completed fourth in 2018.

Group efficiency:

Spherical of 16:

Jude Bellingham
Jude Bellingham places his hand to his ear in encouragement for extra crowd cheering in Qatar’s World Cup [File: Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

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