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Russia 2018 : All is set for the Knockout-Stage of the World Cup


NeymarThe 2018 FIFA World Cup has already provided plenty of entertainment, and the action is set to hot up after the conclusion of the group stage as teams enter the knockout phase.

The biggest upset of the competition so far has been the early exit of defending champions Germany, who were knocked out after finishing bottom of Group F.

The Germans were one of the pre-tournament favourites, but other contenders such as Brazil, Spain and France are all safely through.

The tournament now reverts to a straight knockout format with games played over 90 minutes.

If a match is level after 90 minutes, then 30 minutes of extra-time will be played followed by a penalty shootout.

The winning team progresses and the losers are eliminated. The two losing semi-finalists will face each other to determine who finishes in third place.

Here’s a look at the scheduled fixtures for the knockout stage.

Last-16 Schedule

Saturday, June 30

France vs. Argentina

Uruguay vs. Portugal

Sunday, July 1

Spain vs. Russia

Croatia vs. Denmark

Monday, July 2

Brazil vs. Mexico

Belgium vs. Japan

Tuesday, July 3

Sweden vs. Switzerland

Colombia vs. England:

Quarter-Final Schedule

Friday, July 6

Winner match 49 vs. Winner match 50

Winner match 53 vs. Winner match 54

Saturday, July 7

Winner match 55 vs. Winner match 56

Winner match 51 vs. Winner match 52

Semi-Final Schedule

Tuesday, July 10

Winner match 57 vs. Winner match 58:

Wednesday, July 11

Winner match 59 vs. Winner match 60

Third-Place Play-Off

Saturday, July 14


Sunday, July

Knockout-Stage Predictions