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2018 FIFA World Cup Knockout Stage

The knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup was the second and final stage of the competition, following the group stage. It began on 30 June with the round of 16 and ended on 15 July with the final match, held at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.[1] The top two teams from each group (16 in total) advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament. A third place play-off was also played between the two losing teams of the semi-finals.[2]

France won the final 4-2 against Croatia for their second title.[3]

All times listed are local time.[1]

Format

In the knockout stage, if a match was level at the end of 90 minutes of normal playing time, extra time was played (two periods of 15 minutes each), where each team was allowed to make a fourth substitution.[4] If still tied after extra time, the match was decided by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winners.[2]

Qualified teams

The top two placed teams from each of the eight groups qualified for the knockout stage.[2]

Group Winners Runners-up
A  Uruguay  Russia
B  Spain  Portugal
C  France  Denmark
D  Croatia  Argentina
E  Brazil   Switzerland
F  Sweden  Mexico
G  Belgium  England
H  Colombia  Japan

Bracket

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
30 June - Sochi
 
 
 Uruguay2
 
6 July - Nizhny Novgorod
 
 Portugal1
 
 Uruguay0
 
30 June - Kazan
 
 France2
 
 France4
 
10 July - Saint Petersburg
 
 Argentina3
 
 France1
 
2 July - Samara
 
 Belgium0
 
 Brazil2
 
6 July - Kazan
 
 Mexico0
 
 Brazil1
 
2 July - Rostov-on-Don
 
 Belgium2
 
 Belgium3
 
15 July - Moscow (Luzhniki)
 
 Japan2
 
 France4
 
1 July - Moscow (Luzhniki)
 
 Croatia2
 
 Spain1 (3)
 
7 July - Sochi
 
 Russia (p)1 (4)
 
 Russia2 (3)
 
1 July - Nizhny Novgorod
 
 Croatia (p)2 (4)
 
 Croatia (p)1 (3)
 
11 July - Moscow (Luzhniki)
 
 Denmark1 (2)
 
 Croatia (a.e.t.)2
 
3 July - Saint Petersburg
 
 England1 Third place play-off
 
 Sweden1
 
7 July - Samara14 July - Saint Petersburg
 
  Switzerland0
 
 Sweden0 Belgium2
 
3 July - Moscow (Otkritie)
 
 England2  England0
 
 Colombia1 (3)
 
 
 England (p)1 (4)
 

Round of 16

France vs Argentina

Match referee Alireza Faghani presents one of eight yellow cards during the match.

The teams had faced each other in 11 previous matches, including two World Cup group stage matches, both won by Argentina (1-0 in 1930, and 2-1 in 1978).[5]

After nine minutes, Antoine Griezmann's 25-yard free-kick crashed back off Franco Armani's crossbar. After picking the ball up deep inside his own half, Kylian Mbappé set off on a run that was halted when Marcos Rojo hauled him down just inside the area. Griezmann stepped up and converted from the spot, sending the ball low to Armani's right. Four minutes before the interval, Ángel Di María shot from distance with his left foot to beat Hugo Lloris into the top right corner of the net. Three minutes after the restart, Éver Banega's free-kick was headed out towards Lionel Messi whose effort towards goal from the right was diverted past Lloris by Gabriel Mercado with his left leg. Nine minutes later, Lucas Hernandez's cross from the left found Benjamin Pavard, who shot a half-volley from outside the area, sending it into Armani's top-right corner. Mbappé put France ahead again in the 64th minute when he picked up a loose ball in the left of the area, found a yard of space and fired in low with his left foot under Armani. His second - a first-time low finish from the right of the penalty area with his right foot - followed just four minutes later.[6]Sergio Agüero nodded home in the third minute of stoppage time from a Messi cross from the right.[7] Argentina had a final chance to score, but the ball was deflected, dumping them out of the World Cup.[8] This game was hailed as "one of the greatest World Cup games of all time" by The Independent.[9]

With this match, Didier Deschamps became the longest-serving coach in the history of the French national team with his 80th game in charge of France, moving ahead of his predecessor Raymond Domenech.[10] Mbappé became the first teenager to score at least twice in a World Cup tournament since Michael Owen in 1998, and the first teenager to score at least twice in a single World Cup match since Pelé netted twice for Brazil against Sweden in the 1958 final. Argentina became the first team to score at least three goals but still lose a World Cup match since the Soviet Union vs Belgium in 1986.[6] Pavard's strike was later voted as goal of the tournament.[11]

France 4-3 Argentina
Report
Attendance: 42,873[12]
France[13]
Argentina[13]
GK 1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB 2 Benjamin Pavard Yellow card 73
CB 4 Raphaël Varane
CB 5 Samuel Umtiti
LB 21 Lucas Hernandez
CM 13 N'Golo Kanté
CM 6 Paul Pogba
RW 10 Kylian Mbappé Substituted off 89
AM 7 Antoine Griezmann Substituted off 83
LW 14 Blaise Matuidi Yellow card 72 Substituted off 75
CF 9 Olivier Giroud Yellow card 90+3
Substitutions:
MF 12 Corentin Tolisso Substituted in 75
FW 18 Nabil Fekir Substituted in 83
FW 20 Florian Thauvin Substituted in 89
Manager:
Didier Deschamps
FRA-ARG 2018-06-30.svg
GK 12 Franco Armani
RB 2 Gabriel Mercado
CB 17 Nicolás Otamendi Yellow card 90+3
CB 16 Marcos Rojo Yellow card 11 Substituted off 46
LB 3 Nicolás Tagliafico Yellow card 19
CM 15 Enzo Pérez Substituted off 66
CM 14 Javier Mascherano Yellow card 43
CM 7 Éver Banega Yellow card 50
RF 22 Cristian Pavón Substituted off 75
CF 10 Lionel Messi (c)
LF 11 Ángel Di María
Substitutions:
DF 6 Federico Fazio Substituted in 46
FW 19 Sergio Agüero Substituted in 66
MF 13 Maximiliano Meza Substituted in 75
Manager:
Jorge Sampaoli

Uruguay vs Portugal

The Uruguayan team celebrates after Edinson Cavani scores his team's second goal in the 62nd minute.

The teams had met in two previous matches, most recently in Brazil Independence Cup in 1972, the match ending in a 1-1 draw.[5]

In the seventh minute, Edinson Cavani switched play from right to left with a sweeping pass out to Luis Suárez, who delivered a cross which the former crashed home at the back post from six yards out. In the 55th minute, Raphaël Guerreiro delivered a cross from a short corner on the left, which Pepe finished with a downward header. Just seven minutes later, Rodrigo Bentancur collected the ball around 30 yards out and slipped a pass out to Cavani on the left side of the penalty area, Cavani then shot a curling right-foot strike into the right corner of the net to reclaim the lead for Uruguay. Bernardo Silva shot off-target with the goal gaping after Fernando Muslera's mistake, with Cavani seeming to pick up an injury in the scramble.[15]

Pepe, aged 35 years and 124 days, became Portugal's oldest goal-scorer at a FIFA World Cup.[16] This was the first time Uruguay won their opening four games at a World Cup tournament since 1930, with the fourth game in that run being their 4-2 victory over Argentina in the final.[17]

Uruguay 2-1 Portugal
Report
Uruguay[19]
Portugal[19]
GK 1 Fernando Muslera
RB 22 Martín Cáceres
CB 2 José Giménez
CB 3 Diego Godín (c)
LB 17 Diego Laxalt
RM 8 Nahitan Nández Substituted off 81
CM 14 Lucas Torreira
CM 15 Matías Vecino
LM 6 Rodrigo Bentancur Substituted off 63
CF 9 Luis Suárez
CF 21 Edinson Cavani Substituted off 74
Substitutions:
MF 7 Cristian Rodríguez Substituted in 63
FW 11 Cristhian Stuani Substituted in 74
MF 5 Carlos Sánchez Substituted in 81
Manager:
Óscar Tabárez
URU-POR 2018-06-30.svg
GK 1 Rui Patrício
RB 15 Ricardo Pereira
CB 3 Pepe
CB 6 José Fonte
LB 5 Raphaël Guerreiro
RM 11 Bernardo Silva
CM 14 William Carvalho
CM 23 Adrien Silva Substituted off 65
LM 10 João Mário Substituted off 84
CF 17 Gonçalo Guedes Substituted off 74
CF 7 Cristiano Ronaldo (c) Yellow card 90+3
Substitutions:
FW 20 Ricardo Quaresma Substituted in 65
FW 9 André Silva Substituted in 74
MF 4 Manuel Fernandes Substituted in 84
Manager:
Fernando Santos

Spain vs Russia

Marco Asensio (left) and Roman Zobnin (right) challenge for possession of the ball.

The teams had met in six previous games, most recently in a friendly in 2017, which ended in a 3-3 draw. Playing as the Soviet Union, the teams had faced each other five times.[5] Russia only had one victory over Spain.

In the 12th minute, Marco Asensio's free-kick from deep on the right saw Sergei Ignashevich grappling with Sergio Ramos at the back post, the ball bouncing past Igor Akinfeev off the defender's heel. Russia were then awarded a penalty when Gerard Piqué handled in the box after a corner from the right. Artem Dzyuba shot home to the right of the net from 12 yards to send the sides into half-time level. In the 85th minute, Akinfeev got down low to his right to save a shot from Andrés Iniesta, the goalkeeper then denied Iago Aspas on the rebound. Piqué and Ramos both appeared to be held from a set-piece but, after a VAR check, the referee waved away Spain's appeals. In the penalty shoot-out, Akinfeev kept out a Koke effort and saw Aspas' effort diverted away by his leg to give Russia the win; as all Russia's penalty kicks ended up successful.[21]

This result meant Spain lost three of their four World Cup penalty shoot-outs (after losing to Belgium in 1986, beating the Republic of Ireland in 2002 and losing to South Korea in 2002), and had still never defeated a host nation at the FIFA World Cup, after losing to Italy 0-1 in 1934, Brazil 1-6 in 1950, and South Korea after penalties in 2002.[22] Russia reached the quarter-final of the World Cup for the first time since the break-up of the Soviet Union. Ignashevich became the oldest player to score an own goal at the World Cup, aged 38 years and 352 days.[23] The match marked the first time in the history of the FIFA World Cup in which a fourth substitution was made during extra time, after Aleksandr Yerokhin of Russia entered the pitch in the 97th minute.[24]

Spain[26]
Russia[26]
GK 1 David de Gea
RB 4 Nacho Substituted off 70
CB 3 Gerard Piqué Yellow card 40
CB 15 Sergio Ramos (c)
LB 18 Jordi Alba
CM 8 Koke
CM 5 Sergio Busquets
RW 21 David Silva Substituted off 67
AM 22 Isco
LW 20 Marco Asensio Substituted off 104
CF 19 Diego Costa Substituted off 80
Substitutions:
MF 6 Andrés Iniesta Substituted in 67
DF 2 Dani Carvajal Substituted in 70
FW 17 Iago Aspas Substituted in 80
FW 9 Rodrigo Substituted in 104
Manager:
Fernando Hierro
ESP-RUS 2018-07-01.svg
GK 1 Igor Akinfeev (c)
SW 4 Sergei Ignashevich
CB 3 Ilya Kutepov Yellow card 54
CB 13 Fyodor Kudryashov
RWB 2 Mário Fernandes
LWB 18 Yuri Zhirkov Substituted off 46
CM 19 Aleksandr Samedov Substituted off 61
CM 11 Roman Zobnin Yellow card 71
CM 7 Daler Kuzyayev Substituted off 97
CF 22 Artem Dzyuba Substituted off 65
CF 17 Aleksandr Golovin
Substitutions:
DF 14 Vladimir Granat Substituted in 46
MF 6 Denis Cheryshev Substituted in 61
FW 10 Fyodor Smolov Substituted in 65
MF 21 Aleksandr Yerokhin Substituted in 97
Manager:
Stanislav Cherchesov

Croatia vs Denmark

The teams had met in five matches, which included two matches played in 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification, the first fixture ending in a 1-1 draw and the reverse fixture a 3-1 Denmark win.[5]

In the first minute, a long throw into the Croatia penalty area by Jonas Knudsen, allowed a run to Thomas Delaney who touched the ball on to Mathias Jørgensen, who side-footed it into the net via deflections off goalkeeper Danijel Suba?i? and the post. After three minutes, ?ime Vrsaljko's ball into the box reached Henrik Dalsgaard, whose clearance hit Andreas Christensen in the face and saw Mario Mand?uki? tucking the ball between Kasper Schmeichel and the left post with a shot on the turn from six yards. During extra time, Ante Rebi? burst clear of the Denmark defence and was felled by Mathias Jørgensen when he was clean through on goal, only for Schmeichel to save Luka Modri?'s spot-kick by diving down to his left and clutching the ball to his chest. In the shoot-out, Suba?i? tipped off Christian Eriksen's penalty onto the post but Schmeichel saved from Milan Badelj to bring the sides level. Lasse Schöne's shot was saved by Suba?i? and Josip Pivari? was denied by an acrobatic Schmeichel stop. On the final spot kicks for both the teams, Nicolai Jørgensen took a shot from a staggered run-up which Suba?i? saved with his feet, before Ivan Rakiti? slotted the ball into the bottom left corner of the net.[28][29]

Croatia qualified for their first World Cup quarter-final since 1998.[30]

Croatia[32]
Denmark[32]
GK 23 Danijel Suba?i?
RB 2 ?ime Vrsaljko
CB 6 Dejan Lovren
CB 21 Domagoj Vida
LB 3 Ivan Strini? Substituted off 81
CM 7 Ivan Rakiti?
CM 11 Marcelo Brozovi? Substituted off 71
RW 18 Ante Rebi?
AM 10 Luka Modri? (c)
LW 4 Ivan Peri?i? Substituted off 97
CF 17 Mario Mand?uki? Substituted off 108
Substitutions:
MF 8 Mateo Kova?i? Substituted in 71
DF 22 Josip Pivari? Substituted in 81
FW 9 Andrej Kramari? Substituted in 97
MF 19 Milan Badelj Substituted in 108
Manager:
Zlatko Dali?
CRO-DEN 2018-07-01.svg
GK 1 Kasper Schmeichel
RB 5 Jonas Knudsen
CB 4 Simon Kjær (c)
CB 13 Mathias Jørgensen Yellow card 115
LB 14 Henrik Dalsgaard
CM 6 Andreas Christensen Substituted off 46
CM 8 Thomas Delaney Substituted off 98
CM 10 Christian Eriksen
RF 20 Yussuf Poulsen
CF 21 Andreas Cornelius Substituted off 66
LF 11 Martin Braithwaite Substituted off 106
Substitutions:
MF 19 Lasse Schöne Substituted in 46
FW 9 Nicolai Jørgensen Substituted in 66
MF 2 Michael Krohn-Dehli Substituted in 98
FW 23 Pione Sisto Substituted in 106
Manager:
Norway Åge Hareide

Brazil vs Mexico

The teams had met in 40 previous matches including two games at CONCACAF Gold Cup finals (1996 and 2003, both won by Mexico), the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup Final (won 4-3 by Mexico), and four times in the FIFA World Cup group stage, three won by Brazil and one ending in a draw (4-0 in 1950, 5-0 in 1954, 2-0 in 1962 and 0-0 in 2014).[5]

Hirving Lozano's half-volley was well blocked by Miranda, while at the other end, Guillermo Ochoa saved Neymar's drive from just outside the penalty area. After 25 minutes, Neymar raced past Edson Álvarez in the area and forced Ochoa into a save with his left hand. Gabriel Jesus went close in the 33rd minute, finding space in a crowded area and drilling in a left-footed strike that Ochoa palmed away. In the 51st minute, Neymar's back-heel on the edge of the area teed up Willian for a burst into the box and his scuffed cross from the left was slid into an empty net by Neymar from close range. With two minutes remaining, Neymar powered through on the left and his low effort was diverted by Ochoa's foot into the path of Roberto Firmino, who tapped the ball into an empty net from close range.[34][35]

Since the introduction of the round of 16 in 1986, Mexico were eliminated at this stage of the World Cup seven times - more than twice as many as any other nation.[36] This was also Mexico's fourth defeat on the hand of Brazil, and moreover, Mexico had never scored a single goal against Brazil in the FIFA World Cup.

Brazil 2-0 Mexico
Report
Attendance: 41,970[37]
Brazil[38]
Mexico[38]
GK 1 Alisson
RB 22 Fagner
CB 2 Thiago Silva (c)
CB 3 Miranda
LB 6 Filipe Luís Yellow card 43
CM 15 Paulinho Substituted off 80
CM 5 Casemiro Yellow card 59
RW 19 Willian Substituted off 90+1
AM 11 Philippe Coutinho Substituted off 86
LW 10 Neymar
CF 9 Gabriel Jesus
Substitutions:
MF 17 Fernandinho Substituted in 80
FW 20 Roberto Firmino Substituted in 86
DF 13 Marquinhos Substituted in 90+1
Manager:
Tite
BRA-MEX 2018-07-02.svg
GK 13 Guillermo Ochoa
RB 21 Edson Álvarez Yellow card 38 Substituted off 55
CB 2 Hugo Ayala
CB 3 Carlos Salcedo Yellow card 77
LB 23 Jesús Gallardo
CM 16 Héctor Herrera Yellow card 55
CM 4 Rafael Márquez (c) Substituted off 46
CM 18 Andrés Guardado Yellow card 90+2
RF 11 Carlos Vela
CF 14 Javier Hernández Substituted off 60
LF 22 Hirving Lozano
Substitutions:
MF 7 Miguel Layún Substituted in 46
MF 6 Jonathan dos Santos Substituted in 55
FW 9 Raúl Jiménez Substituted in 60
Manager:
Colombia Juan Carlos Osorio

Belgium vs Japan

Belgium center back Jan Vertonghen in possession of the ball during the match.

The teams had faced each other in 5 previous matches, including one World Cup group stage match in 2002, which ended in a 2-2 draw. Their most recent meeting came in a friendly in 2017, a 1-0 Belgium win and also Belgium's first victory over Japan.[5]

In the 48th minute, Gaku Shibasaki slipped a pass through to Genki Haraguchi, who rifled a shot across Thibaut Courtois from the right which went into the left corner of the net. After 4 minutes, Japan scored a second, Shinji Kagawa collecting a loose ball and feeding Takashi Inui, the midfielder working himself a yard of space before arrowing home from 25-yards into the bottom right corner of the net. Jan Vertonghen's looping header from the left eluded goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima and landed in the right corner of the net after a corner caused chaos in the Japan penalty area - and five minutes later they were back on level terms. Eden Hazard twisted and turned to create space on the left wing, his cross delivered for Marouane Fellaini to climb above his marker and crash in a downward header. In the last minute of stoppage time, Courtois found Kevin De Bruyne with a long throw, who freed Thomas Meunier with a pass, Meunier squared a low cross from the right and, when Romelu Lukaku dummied the ball, substitute Nacer Chadli was on hand to complete the comeback for Belgium with a low finish.[40][41]

Belgium became the first team to come from two or more goals down to win a World Cup knockout stage match within 90 minutes since Portugal beat North Korea in the 1966 quarter-final (3-0 down, 5-3 win). Japan scored six goals at Russia 2018, their highest ever tally in a single World Cup tournament. Belgium reached the World Cup quarter-finals in successive tournaments for the first time.[42]

Belgium 3-2 Japan
Report
Belgium[44]
Japan[44]
BEL-JPN 2018-07-02.svg
GK 1 Eiji Kawashima
RB 19 Hiroki Sakai
CB 22 Maya Yoshida
CB 3 Gen Shoji
LB 5 Yuto Nagatomo
CM 17 Makoto Hasebe (c)
CM 7 Gaku Shibasaki Yellow card 40 Substituted off 81
RW 8 Genki Haraguchi Substituted off 81
AM 10 Shinji Kagawa
LW 14 Takashi Inui
CF 15 Yuya Osako
Substitutions:
MF 16 Hotaru Yamaguchi Substituted in 81
MF 4 Keisuke Honda Substituted in 81
Manager:
Akira Nishino

Sweden vs Switzerland

Marcus Berg (left) attempts to take possession of the ball away from Johan Djourou (right).

The teams had faced each other in 28 previous matches, which included three matches in 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification, Switzerland winning twice (3-2 and 2-1) and Sweden winning once (4-0), and also twice in 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification, both matches ending in a 2-1 Sweden win.[5]

Stephan Lichtsteiner and Fabian Schär were both ruled out through suspension. Albin Ekdal's volley missed the target prior to the break from a Mikael Lustig cross. Ola Toivonen fired over when well positioned inside the penalty area before Emil Forsberg finally broke the deadlock, his right foot shot from just outside the penalty area clipping Manuel Akanji to beat Yann Sommer. Switzerland sent on forwards Breel Embolo and Haris Seferovi?, and the latter tested Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen with a header in the closing stages. Sweden were denied the chance to double their lead from the spot following Michael Lang's late dismissal for taking out Martin Olsson, with Sommer beating away Toivonen's driven free-kick after a lengthy delay.[46][47]

Sweden qualified for their first World Cup quarter-final since 1994. Sweden won back-to-back World Cup matches for the first time since 1958, when they won the quarter-final and semi-final on their way to the final as host nation that year. Olsen kept his third clean sheets of the 2018 World Cup, a joint-record for a Swedish goalkeeper in World Cup finals history (also three clean sheets for Ronnie Hellström in 1974 and Kalle Svensson in 1958).[48]

Sweden[50]
Switzerland[50]
GK 1 Robin Olsen
RB 2 Mikael Lustig Yellow card 31 Substituted off 82
CB 3 Victor Lindelöf
CB 4 Andreas Granqvist (c)
LB 6 Ludwig Augustinsson
RM 17 Viktor Claesson
CM 13 Gustav Svensson
CM 8 Albin Ekdal
LM 10 Emil Forsberg Substituted off 82
CF 9 Marcus Berg Substituted off 90+1
CF 20 Ola Toivonen
Substitutions:
DF 5 Martin Olsson Substituted in 82
DF 16 Emil Krafth Substituted in 82
FW 22 Isaac Kiese Thelin Substituted in 90+1
Manager:
Janne Andersson
SWE-SUI 2018-07-03.svg
GK 1 Yann Sommer
RB 6 Michael Lang Red card 90+4
CB 20 Johan Djourou
CB 5 Manuel Akanji
LB 13 Ricardo Rodríguez
CM 11 Valon Behrami (c) Yellow card 61
CM 10 Granit Xhaka Yellow card 68
RW 23 Xherdan Shaqiri
AM 15 Blerim D?emaili Substituted off 73
LW 14 Steven Zuber Substituted off 73
CF 19 Josip Drmi?
Substitutions:
FW 7 Breel Embolo Substituted in 73
FW 9 Haris Seferovi? Substituted in 73
Manager:
Vladimir Petkovi?

Colombia vs England

Eric Dier scores the winning goal in England's first World Cup penalty shoot-out victory, having lost thrice before.

The teams had faced each other in five previous matches, including one World Cup group stage match in 1998, a 2-0 England win. Their most recent meeting came in a friendly in 2005, a 3-2 England win.[5]

In the 16th minute, Harry Kane arrived beyond the back post to meet a Kieran Trippier cross, but was unable to direct his header on target. Wílmar Barrios was booked when he appeared to headbutt Jordan Henderson in the build-up to a free-kick Trippier bent narrowly wide. Colombia gave away a penalty early in the second half when Carlos Sánchez dragged Kane down in the box after a corner from the right. Kane scored from 12 yards, shooting down the middle to give England the lead. Colombia forced their way into extra time, Yerry Mina scoring a downward header from a Juan Cuadrado corner from the right in injury time. Eric Dier scored the final penalty in the shoot-out, with England coming back from 3-2 down after Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca failed to convert their spot-kicks.[52][53]

This was the first time that England had won a penalty shoot-out at the FIFA World Cup, and only the second time they had won on penalties at any major tournament (the previous occasion being against Spain at Euro 1996). Kane became the first player to score in six consecutive England appearances since Tommy Lawton did so in 1939. England conceded in injury time at the end of the second half for the first time in World Cup history, with Mina's goal coming after 92 minutes and 33 seconds.[54]

Attendance: 44,190[55]
Colombia[56]
England[56]
GK 1 David Ospina
RB 4 Santiago Arias Yellow card 52 Substituted off 116
CB 13 Yerry Mina
CB 23 Davinson Sánchez
LB 17 Johan Mojica
CM 5 Wílmar Barrios Yellow card 41
CM 6 Carlos Sánchez Yellow card 54 Substituted off 79
CM 16 Jefferson Lerma Substituted off 61
RW 11 Juan Cuadrado Yellow card 118
LW 20 Juan Fernando Quintero Substituted off 88
CF 9 Radamel Falcao (c) Yellow card 63
Substitutions:
FW 7 Carlos Bacca Yellow card 64 Substituted in 61
MF 15 Mateus Uribe Substituted in 79
FW 14 Luis Muriel Substituted in 88
DF 2 Cristián Zapata Substituted in 116
Manager:
Argentina José Pékerman
COL-ENG 2018-07-03.svg
GK 1 Jordan Pickford
CB 2 Kyle Walker Substituted off 113
CB 5 John Stones
CB 6 Harry Maguire
DM 8 Jordan Henderson Yellow card 56
CM 20 Dele Alli Substituted off 81
CM 7 Jesse Lingard Yellow card 69
RM 12 Kieran Trippier
LM 18 Ashley Young Substituted off 102
CF 10 Raheem Sterling Substituted off 88
CF 9 Harry Kane (c)
Substitutions:
MF 4 Eric Dier Substituted in 81
FW 11 Jamie Vardy Substituted in 88
DF 3 Danny Rose Substituted in 102
FW 19 Marcus Rashford Substituted in 113
Manager:
Gareth Southgate

Quarter-finals

Uruguay vs France

The teams had met in eight previous matches including three times in the FIFA World Cup group stage, one won by Uruguay and the other two ending in a draw (2-1 in 1966, 0-0 in 2002 and 0-0 in 2010).[5]

In the 15th minute, after latching on to Olivier Giroud's knockdown in the box, Kylian Mbappé headed the ball over Fernando Muslera's crossbar. Five minutes before the break, Antoine Griezmann's inswinging free kick from the right was met by Raphaël Varane, who headed the ball into the bottom left corner. Four minutes later, Martín Cáceres' header was saved by Hugo Lloris low to his right and Diego Godín shot the rebound over. In the 61st minute, Griezmann's left footed shot from outside the penalty area slipped through Muslera's hands and into the net as France doubled their lead.[58] Mbappé went down softly under a challenge from Cristian Rodríguez, prompting angry confrontations involving Godín, Nahitan Nández and Paul Pogba. In the 73rd minute, Corentin Tolisso's shot curled over, while Griezmann also flashed a late free-kick over the top.[59]

France became only the second team to beat three different South American sides in a single World Cup tournament, after the Netherlands in 1974. This victory marked France's 10th game unbeaten in World Cup matches against South American sides (W6 D4), since a 2-1 loss against Argentina in 1978 - the joint longest run alongside Italy (1982 to 2010).[60]

Uruguay[62]
France[62]
GK 1 Fernando Muslera
RB 22 Martín Cáceres
CB 2 José Giménez
CB 3 Diego Godín (c)
LB 17 Diego Laxalt
RM 8 Nahitan Nández Substituted off 73
CM 14 Lucas Torreira
CM 15 Matías Vecino
LM 6 Rodrigo Bentancur Yellow card 38 Substituted off 59
CF 9 Luis Suárez
CF 11 Cristhian Stuani Substituted off 59
Substitutions:
FW 18 Maxi Gómez Substituted in 59
MF 7 Cristian Rodríguez Yellow card 69 Substituted in 59
FW 20 Jonathan Urretaviscaya Substituted in 73
Manager:
Óscar Tabárez
URU-FRA 2018-07-06.svg
GK 1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB 2 Benjamin Pavard
CB 4 Raphaël Varane
CB 5 Samuel Umtiti
LB 21 Lucas Hernandez Yellow card 33
CM 6 Paul Pogba
CM 13 N'Golo Kanté
RW 10 Kylian Mbappé Yellow card 69 Substituted off 88
AM 7 Antoine Griezmann Substituted off 90+3
LW 12 Corentin Tolisso Substituted off 80
CF 9 Olivier Giroud
Substitutions:
MF 15 Steven Nzonzi Substituted in 80
FW 11 Ousmane Dembélé Substituted in 88
FW 18 Nabil Fekir Substituted in 90+3
Manager:
Didier Deschamps

Brazil vs Belgium

Belgium forward Kevin De Bruyne celebrating after the conclusion of the match.

The teams had met in four previous matches. Their most recent meeting came in a World Cup knockout stage match in 2002, Brazil winning 2-0 to advance to the quarter-finals. That match was also the only time the two sides had previously met in a World Cup.[5]

Belgium scored from their first corner of the game in the 13th minute; Vincent Kompany flicked on Nacer Chadli's delivery, but the decisive touch came from Fernandinho, who turned the ball past Alisson via his arm. Belgium doubled their lead by breaking from a Brazil corner in the 31st minute, with Kevin De Bruyne arrowing a right foot drive across Alisson and into the left corner of the net from the edge of the penalty area after Romelu Lukaku collected the ball, turned and embarked on a 40-yard run with a pass at the end to free De Bruyne. Brazil's third change yielded a goal three minutes and 14 seconds after his introduction, Renato Augusto gliding between two Belgium defenders to nod a flicked header past Thibaut Courtois from a Philippe Coutinho cross. Coutinho's first-time shot flew wide and yet another Neymar penalty appeal was rejected, before he drew a fingertip save from Courtois in the 94th minute.[64]

De Bruyne became the 100th player to score at the 2018 World Cup (excluding own goals).[65] Belgium reached the World Cup semi-finals for only the second time, with them losing out to eventual winners Argentina in 1986. Belgium's victory was only their second ever against Brazil, and first since a 1963 friendly match in Brussels.[66] This was the first time in 30 matches in all competitions that Brazil had conceded more than once in a game, since a 2-2 draw with Paraguay in March 2016.[64]

Attendance: 42,873[67]
Brazil[68]
Belgium[68]
GK 1 Alisson
RB 22 Fagner Yellow card 90
CB 2 Thiago Silva
CB 3 Miranda (c)
LB 12 Marcelo
CM 15 Paulinho Substituted off 73
CM 17 Fernandinho Yellow card 85
RW 19 Willian Substituted off 46
AM 11 Philippe Coutinho
LW 10 Neymar
CF 9 Gabriel Jesus Substituted off 58
Substitutions:
FW 20 Roberto Firmino Substituted in 46
FW 7 Douglas Costa Substituted in 58
MF 8 Renato Augusto Substituted in 73
Manager:
Tite
BRA-BEL 2018-07-06.svg
GK 1 Thibaut Courtois
CB 2 Toby Alderweireld Yellow card 47
CB 4 Vincent Kompany
CB 5 Jan Vertonghen
RM 15 Thomas Meunier Yellow card 71
CM 8 Marouane Fellaini
CM 6 Axel Witsel
LM 22 Nacer Chadli Substituted off 83
RF 7 Kevin De Bruyne
CF 9 Romelu Lukaku Substituted off 87
LF 10 Eden Hazard (c)
Substitutions:
DF 3 Thomas Vermaelen Substituted in 83
MF 17 Youri Tielemans Substituted in 87
Manager:
Spain Roberto Martínez

Sweden vs England

The teams had faced each other in 23 previous matches, including two times in the group stage of the World Cup, both matches ending in a draw (1-1 in 2002 and 2-2 in 2006). Their most recent meeting came in a friendly in 2012, a 4-2 Sweden win.[5]

England took the lead in the 30th minute, Ashley Young's outswinging corner from the left finding Harry Maguire, goalkeeper Robin Olsen and Ola Toivonen on the line unable to stop the defender's downward header. Olsen did well with a strong hand to deny Raheem Sterling, who dallied with the rebound and allowed Andreas Granqvist to make a vital block. Shortly after the restart, Jordan Pickford dived to his left to palm away a header from Marcus Berg, who climbed above Young at the back post. In the 58th minute, another England set-piece caused chaos and, although Sweden initially cleared their lines when Jesse Lingard delivered a cross from the right to the back post, Dele Alli was there to double his side's advantage with a header. John Guidetti teed up strike partner Berg in the 71st minute, but Pickford tipped the effort over the crossbar.[70]

Alli's goal was England's 11th at the 2018 World Cup, equalling the country's record of most goals at a single World Cup set in 1966.[71] Alli became the second youngest player to score for England at the World Cup (22 years and 87 days), behind only Michael Owen (18 years and 190 days against Romania in 1998). Maguire became the first defender to score the opening England goal in a World Cup knockout match since Rio Ferdinand in 2002 against Denmark. Pickford made three saves in the match and became the youngest England goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in a World Cup match (24 years and 122 days).[72] England qualified for their first World Cup semi-final since 1990.[73]

Sweden 0-2 England
Report
Attendance: 39,991[74]
Sweden[75]
England[75]
GK 1 Robin Olsen
RB 16 Emil Krafth Substituted off 85
CB 3 Victor Lindelöf
CB 4 Andreas Granqvist (c)
LB 6 Ludwig Augustinsson
RM 17 Viktor Claesson
CM 7 Sebastian Larsson Yellow card 90+4
CM 8 Albin Ekdal
LM 10 Emil Forsberg Substituted off 65
CF 9 Marcus Berg
CF 20 Ola Toivonen Substituted off 65
Substitutions:
FW 11 John Guidetti Yellow card 87 Substituted in 65
DF 5 Martin Olsson Substituted in 65
DF 18 Pontus Jansson Substituted in 85
Manager:
Janne Andersson
SWE-ENG 2018-07-07.svg
GK 1 Jordan Pickford
CB 2 Kyle Walker
CB 5 John Stones
CB 6 Harry Maguire Yellow card 87
DM 8 Jordan Henderson Substituted off 85
CM 20 Dele Alli Substituted off 77
CM 7 Jesse Lingard
RM 12 Kieran Trippier
LM 18 Ashley Young
CF 10 Raheem Sterling Substituted off 90+1
CF 9 Harry Kane (c)
Substitutions:
DF 17 Fabian Delph Substituted in 77
MF 4 Eric Dier Substituted in 85
FW 19 Marcus Rashford Substituted in 90+1
Manager:
Gareth Southgate

Russia vs Croatia

Mario Mand?uki? (left) makes a cross to Andrej Kramari? (off screen to right), who would then head the ball into the goal to equalise in the 39th minute.

The teams had faced each other in three previous matches. Their most recent meeting came in a friendly in 2015, a 3-1 Croatia win.[5]

In the 31st minute, Denis Cheryshev came in from the left and, after a one-two with Artem Dzyuba, skipped away from Luka Modri? to curl a left foot effort beyond Danijel Suba?i? and into the left of the net. Six minutes before half-time, Mario Mand?uki? advanced down the left to set up the chance for Andrej Kramari? to head home the equaliser. In the first period of extra time, Croatia took the lead as Domagoj Vida nodded down past Igor Akinfeev and into the right corner of the net after a corner from the right. Mário Fernandes drew his team level, converting Alan Dzagoev's free-kick with a glancing header to the left corner of the net after a free-kick from the right. Penalties were required and while Fyodor Smolov's Panenka attempt with the first effort was foiled by Suba?i?, parity was restored when Akinfeev got down to his left to keep out Mateo Kova?i?'s second kick for Croatia. After Fernandes' failure, Modri?'s strike found the net, following touches off Akinfeev's glove and the post. The decisive penalty fell to Ivan Rakiti?, who rolled the ball into the bottom-left corner to give Croatia the win.[77]

Russia became the first country in World Cup history to contest two shoot-outs while hosting the event.[78] There were three headed goals in this match - the most in a World Cup match since Germany's 8-0 win over Saudi Arabia in 2002 (5 headers).[79] Croatia became the second team to win two penalty shootouts at a single World Cup tournament - the other was Argentina in 1990 (against Yugoslavia and Italy). Croatia qualified for the semi-final for the first time since 1998 (their first World Cup tournament).[80]

Russia[82]
Croatia[82]
GK 1 Igor Akinfeev (c)
RB 2 Mário Fernandes
CB 3 Ilya Kutepov
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
LB 13 Fyodor Kudryashov
CM 11 Roman Zobnin
CM 7 Daler Kuzyayev
RW 19 Aleksandr Samedov Substituted off 54
AM 17 Aleksandr Golovin Substituted off 102
LW 6 Denis Cheryshev Substituted off 67
CF 22 Artem Dzyuba Substituted off 79
Substitutions:
MF 21 Aleksandr Yerokhin Substituted in 54
FW 10 Fyodor Smolov Substituted in 67
MF 8 Yury Gazinsky Yellow card 109 Substituted in 79
MF 9 Alan Dzagoev Substituted in 102
Manager:
Stanislav Cherchesov
RUS-CRO 2018-07-07.svg
GK 23 Danijel Suba?i?
RB 2 ?ime Vrsaljko Substituted off 97
CB 6 Dejan Lovren Yellow card 35
CB 21 Domagoj Vida Yellow card 101
LB 3 Ivan Strini? Yellow card 38 Substituted off 74
CM 7 Ivan Rakiti?
CM 10 Luka Modri? (c)
RW 18 Ante Rebi?
AM 9 Andrej Kramari? Substituted off 88
LW 4 Ivan Peri?i? Substituted off 63
CF 17 Mario Mand?uki?
Substitutions:
MF 11 Marcelo Brozovi? Substituted in 63
DF 22 Josip Pivari? Yellow card 114 Substituted in 74
MF 8 Mateo Kova?i? Substituted in 88
DF 5 Vedran ?orluka Substituted in 97
Manager:
Zlatko Dali?

Semi-finals

For the first time since 1966, all multiple World Cup winners were eliminated before the semi-final stage. This was only the second time that neither Brazil nor Germany were in the last four, the other being the inaugural 1930 tournament.[84] With Uruguay and Brazil eliminated in the quarter-finals, an all-European semi-final line up was completed for the fifth time (after the 1934, 1966, 1982, and 2006 tournaments). This also ensured that a European side would win the World Cup for the fourth tournament in a row.[85]

France vs Belgium

The teams had faced each other in 73 previous matches, including two times in the World Cup, France winning both matches (3-1 in the round of 16 in 1938 and 4-2 in the third place play-off in 1986). Their most recent meeting came in a friendly in 2015, a 4-3 Belgium win.[5]

Eden Hazard twice went close, narrowly missing the target with a low, left-footed drive before seeing a curler with his right deflected over the crossbar by the head of Raphaël Varane. Hugo Lloris' full-length dive kept out a first-time strike on the turn from Toby Alderweireld, while Thibaut Courtois blocked Benjamin Pavard's attempt from a tight angle on the right at the other end. Six minutes after the break, Vincent Kompany's block turned away Olivier Giroud's shot, and Antoine Griezmann's inswinging delivery from the right to the front post was turned in by Samuel Umtiti, who outjumped his marker, Marouane Fellaini, to head beyond Courtois. Dries Mertens's cross from the right flank saw Fellaini narrowly miss the target with a header. Axel Witsel's long-range drive was pushed away by Lloris as France secured their place into the final.[86]

With this match, it meant Didier Deschamps managed more games for France at the World Cup than any other previous France manager, overtaking Raymond Domenech and Michel Hidalgo.[87] This was Belgium's first defeat of any kind since a friendly loss against Spain in September 2016. France reached their third World Cup final, also doing so in 1998 and 2006. Only Germany (8) and Italy (6) had reached more among European nations.[88]

France[90]
Belgium[90]
GK 1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB 2 Benjamin Pavard
CB 4 Raphaël Varane
CB 5 Samuel Umtiti
LB 21 Lucas Hernandez
CM 6 Paul Pogba
CM 13 N'Golo Kanté Yellow card 87
RW 10 Kylian Mbappé Yellow card 90+3
AM 7 Antoine Griezmann
LW 14 Blaise Matuidi Substituted off 86
CF 9 Olivier Giroud Substituted off 85
Substitutions:
MF 15 Steven Nzonzi Substituted in 85
MF 12 Corentin Tolisso Substituted in 86
Manager:
Didier Deschamps
FRA-BEL 2018-07-10.svg
GK 1 Thibaut Courtois
CB 2 Toby Alderweireld Yellow card 71
CB 4 Vincent Kompany
CB 5 Jan Vertonghen Yellow card 90+4
DM 6 Axel Witsel
CM 19 Mousa Dembélé Substituted off 60
CM 8 Marouane Fellaini Substituted off 80
RM 22 Nacer Chadli Substituted off 90+1
LM 7 Kevin De Bruyne
CF 9 Romelu Lukaku
CF 10 Eden Hazard (c) Yellow card 63
Substitutions:
FW 14 Dries Mertens Substituted in 60
MF 11 Yannick Carrasco Substituted in 80
FW 21 Michy Batshuayi Substituted in 90+1
Manager:
Spain Roberto Martínez

Croatia vs England

The Croatian team and their supporters celebrate after Ivan Peri?i?'s equalising goal in the 68th minute.

The teams had faced each other in seven previous matches, which included two matches played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, England winning on both occasions (4-1 and 5-1).[5]

Luka Modri? stopped a Dele Alli run, by fouling him at the edge of the area. Kieran Trippier found the top right corner of the net from the resulting free kick with his right foot. Harry Kane nearly doubled England's lead, but his close range shot deflected off Danijel Suba?i?'s foot and onto the post. After half-time, Ivan Peri?i? met ?ime Vrsaljko's deep cross from the right at head height with a flying, left-footed finish to the left of the net. Soon after, Peri?i? shot against the right-hand post from the left before Ante Rebi? put the rebound into Jordan Pickford's hands. In extra-time, John Stones had a header cleared off the line by Vrsaljko in the 98th minute. Pickford at the other end, denied Mario Mand?uki? at point-blank range after the striker met Peri?i?'s cross from the left. But Mand?uki? came out on top soon after the break, latching on to Peri?i?'s headed pass on the left and sending a left-footed effort across Pickford to find the bottom-right corner, securing Croatia's entrance into their first ever World Cup final.[92]

Croatia became the first team to avoid defeat after trailing in three knockout matches at a single World Cup. They become the 13th different nation to reach a World Cup final.[93] Trippier became the first player to score a direct free-kick for England at the World Cup since David Beckham in 2006 against Ecuador. Trippier's goal after four minutes and 44 seconds was the fastest goal scored in a World Cup semi-final since 1958 (Vavá after two minutes for Brazil v France) and was England's 12th goal in Russia, their most in a single World Cup. Croatia became the first team to play extra time in three consecutive World Cup matches since England in 1990. England scored nine goals from set-pieces at the 2018 World Cup - the most by a team in a single World Cup tournament since 1966.[94]

Attendance: 78,011[95]
Croatia[96]
England[96]
GK 23 Danijel Suba?i?
RB 2 ?ime Vrsaljko
CB 6 Dejan Lovren
CB 21 Domagoj Vida
LB 3 Ivan Strini? Substituted off 95
CM 7 Ivan Rakiti?
CM 11 Marcelo Brozovi?
RW 18 Ante Rebi? Yellow card 96 Substituted off 101
AM 10 Luka Modri? (c) Substituted off 119
LW 4 Ivan Peri?i?
CF 17 Mario Mand?uki? Yellow card 48 Substituted off 115
Substitutions:
DF 22 Josip Pivari? Substituted in 95
FW 9 Andrej Kramari? Substituted in 101
DF 5 Vedran ?orluka Substituted in 115
MF 19 Milan Badelj Substituted in 119
Manager:
Zlatko Dali?
CRO-ENG 2018-07-11.svg
GK 1 Jordan Pickford
CB 2 Kyle Walker Yellow card 54 Substituted off 112
CB 5 John Stones
CB 6 Harry Maguire
DM 8 Jordan Henderson Substituted off 97
CM 20 Dele Alli
CM 7 Jesse Lingard
RM 12 Kieran Trippier
LM 18 Ashley Young Substituted off 91
CF 10 Raheem Sterling Substituted off 74
CF 9 Harry Kane (c)
Substitutions:
FW 19 Marcus Rashford Substituted in 74
DF 3 Danny Rose Substituted in 91
MF 4 Eric Dier Substituted in 97
FW 11 Jamie Vardy Substituted in 112
Manager:
Gareth Southgate

Third place play-off

The two teams had met in 22 matches, including three matches at the World Cup, one round of 16 game at the 1990 FIFA World Cup which ended in a 1-0 victory for England, one group stage game at the 1954 FIFA World Cup which ended in a 4-4 draw and their most recent encounter in Group G of this tournament which Belgium won 1-0.[5]

After four minutes, Thomas Meunier raced into the box to get across Danny Rose and tucked home Nacer Chadli's low cross in from the left from six yards out. Harry Kane scuffed wide of the left post, from a Raheem Sterling lay-off. In the 70th minute, Eric Dier burst through for a one-on-one and dinked over Thibaut Courtois, only to see a retreating Toby Alderweireld hack the ball off the line. Jordan Pickford made a one-handed save to deny Meunier in the 80th minute. Eden Hazard scored the second with a near-post finish with his right foot, having been sent clean through by Kevin De Bruyne.[98]

Meunier was the 10th player to score for Belgium at the 2018 World Cup. No other team had more, equalling France in 1982 and Italy in 2006.[99] This became Belgium's best finish at a World Cup, having previously finished fourth in 1986. This was England's 100th match at a major tournament - 69 at the World Cup and 31 at the European Championship. Since 1966, no player had been involved in more World Cup goals for Belgium than Hazard (seven - three goals and four assists), level with Jan Ceulemans (also four goals and three assists).[100]

Belgium[102]
England[102]
GK 1 Thibaut Courtois
CB 2 Toby Alderweireld
CB 4 Vincent Kompany
CB 5 Jan Vertonghen
RM 15 Thomas Meunier
CM 17 Youri Tielemans Substituted off 78
CM 6 Axel Witsel Yellow card 90+3
LM 22 Nacer Chadli Substituted off 39
RF 7 Kevin De Bruyne
CF 9 Romelu Lukaku Substituted off 60
LF 10 Eden Hazard (c)
Substitutions:
DF 3 Thomas Vermaelen Substituted in 39
FW 14 Dries Mertens Substituted in 60
MF 19 Mousa Dembélé Substituted in 78
Manager:
Spain Roberto Martínez
BEL-ENG 2018-07-14.svg
GK 1 Jordan Pickford
CB 16 Phil Jones
CB 5 John Stones Yellow card 52
CB 6 Harry Maguire Yellow card 76
DM 4 Eric Dier
CM 21 Ruben Loftus-Cheek Substituted off 84
CM 17 Fabian Delph
RM 12 Kieran Trippier
LM 3 Danny Rose Substituted off 46
CF 10 Raheem Sterling Substituted off 46
CF 9 Harry Kane (c)
Substitutions:
MF 7 Jesse Lingard Substituted in 46
FW 19 Marcus Rashford Substituted in 46
MF 20 Dele Alli Substituted in 84
Manager:
Gareth Southgate

Final

The match was the sixth meeting between France and Croatia, with France undefeated in the previous fixtures with three wins and two draws. The two sides first met in the 1998 World Cup semi-final, with hosts France winning 2-1. Their only other competitive meeting was during the group stage of Euro 2004, which finished as a 2-2 draw. Their next and most recent meeting was in a March 2011 friendly match, which finished as a 0-0 draw.[5]

France 4-2 Croatia
Report
France[105]
Croatia[105]
GK 1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB 2 Benjamin Pavard
CB 4 Raphaël Varane
CB 5 Samuel Umtiti
LB 21 Lucas Hernandez Yellow card 41
CM 6 Paul Pogba
CM 13 N'Golo Kanté Yellow card 27 Substituted off 55
RW 10 Kylian Mbappé
AM 7 Antoine Griezmann
LW 14 Blaise Matuidi Substituted off 73
CF 9 Olivier Giroud Substituted off 81
Substitutions:
MF 15 Steven Nzonzi Substituted in 55
MF 12 Corentin Tolisso Substituted in 73
FW 18 Nabil Fekir Substituted in 81
Manager:
Didier Deschamps
FRA-CRO 2018-07-15.svg
GK 23 Danijel Suba?i?
RB 2 ?ime Vrsaljko Yellow card 90+2
CB 6 Dejan Lovren
CB 21 Domagoj Vida
LB 3 Ivan Strini? Substituted off 81
CM 7 Ivan Rakiti?
CM 11 Marcelo Brozovi?
RW 18 Ante Rebi? Substituted off 71
AM 10 Luka Modri? (c)
LW 4 Ivan Peri?i?
CF 17 Mario Mand?uki?
Substitutions:
FW 9 Andrej Kramari? Substituted in 71
FW 20 Marko Pjaca Substituted in 81
Manager:
Zlatko Dali?

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