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Which teams are left in the World Cup 2022?

  • December 05, 2022
Several teams are still marching on in Qatar (Picture: Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

The World Cup has reached the round of 16 stage with teams now battling it out for a spot in the quarter-finals.

England are already safely through to the last eight following their victory over Senegal, and they have been joined in the next round by three other teams with four round of 16 ties still remaining.

Here is a look at the teams who are still standing at Qatar 2022.

Which teams are still left in the World Cup?

The Netherlands started the World Cup well with a respectable four points from tricky assignments with Senegal and Ecuador, and they sealed the deal against already-eliminated Qatar in the final game to confirm themselves as group winners.

The Dutch then eased past the USA 3-1 in the round of 16 courtesy of goals from Memphis Depay, Daley Blind and Denzel Dumfries.

The Dutch are into the last eight (Picture: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Argentina recovered from their shock defeat to Saudi Arabia to record wins over Mexico and Poland to finish Group C as winners.

They then edged out Australia 2-1 in the last 16, in part due to a mesmeric performance from Lionel Messi who scored the first goal and was given Player of the Match.

England finished first in a potentially awkward-looking Group B, with their seven points arriving courtesy of dominant wins against Iran and Wales and a lacklustre draw with the impressive Americans.

The Three Lions struggled in the opening half an hour of their round of 16 clash against Senegal, but they soon found their groove to power past the African champions with a 3-0 win.

England now turn their attention to the quarter-finals (Picture: Shaun Botterill – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

France became the first team to qualify from the group stage with wins over Australia and Denmark, finishing top of the group despite losing to Tunisia in their final game.

Didier Deschamps’ side then made light work of Poland in the round of 16, with two goals from Kylian Mbappe and one from Olivier Giroud helping Les Blues to a 3-1 win.

Japan shocked the footballing world by beating both Spain and Germany to finish top of Group E and set up a round of 16 clash with Croatia.

Spain were heading home for three minutes during their defeat to Japan with Costa Rica beating Germany, but a comeback from Hansi Flick’s side saw the Spanish hang onto the runners-up spot in the group to play Morocco in the next round.

Spain survived an almighty scare to qualify (Picture: Kaz Photography/Getty Images)

Morocco surprised the odds by beating Belgium and Canada and drawing with Croatia to reach their first round of 16 since 1986, but a tough test against the Spanish awaits.

Croatia finished Group F as runners-up after holding Belgium to a tense goalless draw in their final group fixture, and they must be at their best to guard against an upset in their clash with Japan.

Brazil had eased into the next round after just two group games but lost their final match of the group against Cameroon after making wholesale changes to their starting XI, and will be confident of overcoming South Korea in the last 16.

Portugal are safely through to the last 16 after navigating their way to six points with victories over Ghana and Uruguay and are set for a date with the Swiss next up.

Portugal will be eyeing their first World Cup after qualifying for the knock-out stages (Picture: Khalil Bashar/Jam Media/Getty Images)

Switzerland wrapped up second place after beating Serbia in their final game to finish level on points with Brazil but with an inferior goal difference, and now face Portugal in the round of 16.

South Korea scored an injury time winner in their final game against Portugal to leapfrog Uruguay into second place and reach the knockout stages for the third time in their history, but will face a tough test against tournament favourites Brazil.

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World Cup round of 16 fixtures

Saturday, December 3

  • Netherlands 3-1 USA
  • Argentina 2-1 Australia

Sunday, December 4

  • France 3-1 Poland
  • England 3-0 Senegal

Monday, December 5

  • Japan vs Croatia (3pm)
  • Brazil vs South Korea (7pm)

Tuesday, December 6

  • Morocco vs Spain (3pm)
  • Portugal vs Switzerland (7pm)


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