๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ FIFA World Cup 2022 - Round of 16: Match Previews, Results, Stats, live Updates and More

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Now, the knockout stage begins. And a true World Cup it is this year: For the first time ever, teams from all six populated continents are represented in the knockout stage, including two teams from Africa and two teams from Asia. No team from outside Europe or South America has ever played in a World Cup final. This year, six teams hope to break that streak.

The bracket for the knockout stages of the World Cup is set. Two daily games over the next four days, with the winners then setting up the quarterfinal matches.

Hereโ€™s the full schedule:

Saturday, Dec. 3 (winners play each other in quarterfinal)
Netherlands vs. United States
Argentina vs. Australia

Sunday, Dec. 4 (winners play each other in quarterfinal)
France vs. Poland
England vs. Senegal

Monday, Dec. 5 (winners play each other in quarterfinal)
Japan vs. Croatia
Brazil vs. South Korea

Tuesday, Dec. 6 (winners play each other in quarterfinal)
Morocco vs. Spain
Portugal vs. Switzerland

Join us in the discussion and share your views on the various matches.

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:wave: Day 1 of the Qatar2022 knockout rounds!

Which teams are you picking to progress? :thinking:

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:rotating_light: BREAKING: Gabriel Jesus will miss the rest of the World Cup due to a knee injury. :pray:

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Kylian Mbappรฉ is the current favorite for the World Cup Golden Boot :dart:

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Top 10 World Cup odds heading into the knockouts :moneybag:

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Only five teams remain undefeated in the World Cup:

Netherlands
England
USA
Morocco
Croatia

Just as expected :sweat_smile:

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Memphis Depay has just become only the second player ever to score 43 goals for the Netherlands โ€” Robin van Persie (50) is the only player with more.

He has now scored three goals at the #FIFAWorldCup in his career, as many as Johan Cruyff.

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Most goals scored for the Netherlands menโ€™s national team:

:netherlands: 50 - Robin van Persie
:netherlands: 43 - Memphis Depay
:netherlands: 42 - Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
:netherlands: 40 - Patrick Kluivert

Memphis is closing in on RVP.

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20 - Memphis Depayโ€™s goal ended a sequence of 20 uninterrupted passes, the most on record for a Netherlands goal at the World Cup (1966 onwards). Total.

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Messi :heart: Argentina tonight :star_struck:

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Here is the list of the most successful dribbles officially recorded in the history of the Fifa World Cup.

Entertainers. :dizzy:

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:lion: Memphis Depay moves clear of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar on the Dutch all-time top scorers list :orange_circle::orange_circle::orange_circle:

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The Netherlands progress to the Quarter-finals! :netherlands:

For the third time in their last three appearances, the USMNT have been eliminated in the Round of 16.

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The Netherlandsโ€™ have not lost a game since Louis van Gaal took charge:

DWWWWDWWDWWDWWWWDWW

โ—‰ Goals: 49
โ—‰ Conceded: 15
โ—‰ Clean sheets: 8

The Brains Trust. :brain:

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Denzel Dumfries meant business against the USA :triumph:

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No player has run further than Tyler Adams at this World Cup.

A leader on and off the pitch :clap:

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Daley Blind :vs: USA:

:radio_button: 9 Duels Won
:radio_button: 8 Ball Recoveries
:radio_button: 7 Tackles
:radio_button: 5 Passes Into Final Third
:radio_button: 3 Accurate Long Balls
:radio_button: 2 Clearances
:radio_button: 2 Shots
:radio_button: 1 Chance Created
:soccer: 1 Goal
:a: 1 Assist

What a performance. :clap:

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The USMNT were the youngest team to qualify for the 2022 World Cup knockout stages.

Theyโ€™ll be back as hosts in 2026. :hourglass_flowing_sand:

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Two assists, one goal-line clearance, one goal.

Denzel Dumfries did it all for the Dutch :triumph:

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Louis van Gaal is unbeaten as Netherlands manager since returning in 2021 (19 games).

Heโ€™s also never lost a World Cup match excluding shootouts.

Legend :clap:

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