2022 World Cup last 8 confirmed: England vs France, Argentina vs Netherlands, Brazil vs Croatia, Morocco vs Portugal

Getting closer to the finals.

Syahindah Ishak | December 07, 2022, 02:11 PM

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After another week of euphoria and heartbreak at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the last eight teams to qualify for the quarter-finals have been confirmed.

The teams competing in the quarter-finals are:

  • England
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Argentina
  • Croatia
  • Brazil
  • Morocco
  • Portugal

Here is how the teams will square off:

England vs France

Perhaps the most anticipated quarter-finals match is between two European giants England and France.

England eliminated Senegal in the round of 16, with a 3-0 win.

The goals were scored by Liverpool's Jordan Henderson, Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane, and Arsenal's Bukayo Saka.

Defending champions France beat Poland 3-1, thanks to a brace from star player Kylian Mbappé and a goal from striker Olivier Giroud.

France will take on England this Sunday (Dec. 11) at 3am (SGT).

Argentina vs Netherlands

The Netherlands defeated the U.S. with a score of 3-1 in the round of 16, thanks to goals from Memphis Depay, Daley Blind, and Denzel Dumfries.

A few hours later, Argentina won its match against Australia 2-1, courtesy of goals from captain Lionel Messi and youngster Julián Álvarez.

Argentina and the Netherlands will fight for a spot in the semi-finals this Saturday (Dec. 10) at 3am (SGT).

Brazil vs Croatia

Brazil dominated its round of 16 match against South Korea and scored four goals in the first half of the game.

The South Americans went on to win the match, securing their place in the quarter-finals.

Croatia beat Japan on penalties after the match ended with a 1-1 draw.

Croatia and Brazil will face off this Friday (Dec. 9) at 11pm (SGT).

Morocco vs Portugal

Morocco made history by eliminating 2010 World Cup champion Spain from the tournament in the round of 16.

The game, which remained goalless even after extra time, was won by Morocco on penalties, with Achraf Hakimi scoring the winning penalty.

Portugal showed what they were capable of by defeating Switzerland 6-1, with youngster Gonçalo Ramos scoring a hat-trick.

Portugal will take on Morocco this Saturday (Dec. 10) at 11pm (SGT).

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