Ten teams have thus far advanced to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Round Of 16 in Qatar, including France, Brazil, Portugal, and Argentina.
Learn which groups of 16 teams have qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 is nearing its Round of 16 stage as the group stages in Qatar is set to end on Friday.
For the first phase, the 32 teams competing at the Qatar 2022 World Cup were split into eight groups, ranging from Group A to H.
The top two teams from each group advanced to the FIFA World Cup 2022 Round of 16, the start of the knockout stages, where each team plays the other in a single-headed round robin style.
France, the defending champions from Group D, was the first side to advance to the Round of 16 after resounding victories in both of their group games. After defeating Australia 4-1, Les Bleus defeated Denmark 2-1.
With that, France avoided being eliminated from the FIFA World Cup in the group stage as the champions of the tournament for the first time since Brazil in 2006.
In the Group stage, Germany in 2018, Spain in 2014, and Italy in 2010 all lost. Despite losing to Tunisia in their last group match, France nonetheless advanced as the group’s top seed ahead of Australia.
The star performer for France thus far has been Kylian Mbappe, who is also one of the favorites to win the FIFA World Cup 2022 top scorer award.
Cody Gakpo has led the Netherlands’ campaign in the same manner, helping them advance as the top-seeded team from Group A and into the Round of 16.
Senegal eliminated Ecuador in their last group game, a game that was essentially a playoff, thanks to a late goal from captain Kalidou Koulibaly, who also helped Senegal advance as the second-place side from the group.
The winner of Group B is also known as England who won their group with two victories and a draw.
While this was going on, the USA men’s football team advanced as the second-placed team from Group B thanks to a goal from Christian Pulisic in the crucial championship game against Iran.
Brazil won their first two games to advance early from Group G despite being without star player Neymar due to injury (2-0 vs Serbia and 1-0 vs Switzerland).
Portugal, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, also advanced without incident from Group G after defeating Ghana 3-2 and Uruguay 3-2.
Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, recovered from an unexpected setback to Saudi Arabia to win Group C and advance to the Round of 16. Poland, who finished second, held off a strong push from Mexico thanks to a better goal differential.
The Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar will feature 10 teams: the Netherlands, Senegal, England, USA, France, Australia, Argentina, Poland, Brazil, and Portugal.
Qatar was the first team to exit the competition for a spot in the Round of 16 after losing their first two games.
The hosts ultimately dropped all three of their group games, putting a dismal end to their campaign.
FIFA 2022 World Cup Round Of 16 Qualified Teams
Here is all you need to know about this year’s World Cup, from important dates to kickoff timings, as the competition is already well underway.
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Round of 16 schedule
Saturday December 3
Netherlands (Confirmed winners of Group A) vs USA (Confirmed runners-up of Group B) – Kick-off 3pm
Argentina (Confirmed winners of Group C) vs Australia (Confirmed runners-up of Group D) – Kick-off 7pm
Sunday December 4
France (Confirmed winners of Group D) vs Poland (Confirmed runners-up of Group C) – Kick-off 3pm
England (Confirmed winners of Group B) vs Senegal (Confirmed runners-up of Group A) – Kick-off 7pm
Monday December 5
Spain (Winners of Group E) vs Morocco (Runners-up of Group F) – Kick-off 3pm
Brazil (Winners of Group G) vs Ghana (Runners-up of Group H) – Kick-off 7pm
Tuesday December 6
Croatia (Winners of Group F) vs Japan (Runners-up of Group E) – Kick-off 3pm
Portugal (Winners of Group H) vs Switzerland (Runners-up of Group G) – Kick-off 7pm
Provisional quarter-final fixtures
Friday December 9
Spain or Morocco vs Brazil or Ghana – Kick-off 3pm
Netherlands or USA vs Argentina or Australia – Kick-off 7pm
Saturday December 10
Croatia or Japan vs Portugal or Switzerland – Kick-off 3pm
England or Senegal vs France or Poland – Kick-off 7pm
Provisional semi-final fixtures
Tuesday December 13
Netherlands/USA/Argentina/Australia vs Spain/Morocco/Brazil/Ghana – Kick-off 7pm
Wednesday December 14
England/Senegal/France/Poland vs Croatia/Japan/Portugal/Switzerland – Kick-off 7pm.