The knockout rounds were the only objective shared by all 32 teams entering the 2022 FIFA World Cup. World Cup Round of 16 Nepal time.
Any player or coach will tell you that anything can happen in the single-elimination knockout stage. Teams don’t care how they get there, for this reason. They simply want to arrive.
Depending on the teams that qualify and where they finish in their group, some paths in the knockouts will prove to be easier than others. Each Round of 16 matchups is predetermined, with teams being placed according to how they placed in their respective groups.
A favorable first match can really set a team on its way to a deep run because, in the Round of 16, the winning countries are paired with the runners-up from another group.
The Round of 16 teams
Following the second round of group matches, six additional teams joined France, who became the first team to advance to the Round of 16 on November 26:
France (Group D) (Group D)
Brazil (Group G) (Group G)
Portugal (Group H) (Group H)
Netherlands (Group A) (Group A)
Senegal (Group A) (Group A)
England (Group B) (Group B)
USA (Group B)
World Cup Round of 16
|Sat, Dec. 3||Netherlands vs. USA||8:45 pm|
|Sat, Dec. 4||Argentina vs Australia||12:45 am|
|Sun, Dec. 4||France vs Poland||8:45 pm|
|Sun, Dec. 5||England vs. Senegal||12:45 am|
|Mon, Dec. 5||Japan vs Croatia||8:45 pm|
|Mon, Dec. 6||Brazil vs South Korea||12:45 am|
|Tue, Dec. 6||Spain vs Morocco||8:45 pm|
|Tue, Dec. 7||Portugal vs Switzerland||12:45 am|