After a thrilling beginning in the Group stage, the FIFA World Cup, 2018 Round of 16 will not star from 30th June and say what we have both Messi and Ronaldo fighting for a place in quarter-finals on the 1st day of the knock-out stage. While Germany has disappointed their fans, further, it is for the first time since 1982, no African side has made it to the round of 16 of the World Cup.
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Meanwhile, look at the match-ups and where they will be played:
Argentina vs France(30th June): This is going to be the biggest match of the knock-out stage. Messi and Co. are under huge pressure as they face fearless France in the Round of 16 at the Kazan Arena. While France is all set to give Argentina a tough ride.
Uruguay vs Portugal(30th June): Cristiano Ronaldo will have a tough time as Portugal faces unbeatable Uruguay at the Fisht Stadium in the knock-out stage. While Ronaldo needs to lead from the front to keep his team’s hopes alive.
Spain vs Russia(1st July): Hosts Russia, the lowest-ranked team in World Cup 2018 will now fight with deadly Spain at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Well, expect this match to be a thrilling one and it will be interesting to see whether Russia can pull this one for their fans.
Croatia vs Denmark(1st July): Playing at the Nizhy Novgorod Stadium Croatia has an upper hand over Denmark as the former will be high on spirits after crushing Argentina in the Group stage.
Brazil vs Mexico(2nd July): Brazil is all set to take advantage of Mexico miseries as the later has just faced a big loss to Sweden in the last group game. Don’t miss the high-voltage game at the Samara Arena.
Belgium vs Japan(2nd July): Belgium now takes on on Japan at the Rostov Arena. Well, the Belgian side has left the football fraternity surprised by qualifying to the Round of 16.
Sweden vs Switzerland(3rd July): This is gonna be the most exciting matches in the world cup as Sweden and Switzerland face each other for a riveting contest at the St. Petersburg Stadium.
Colombia vs England(3rd July): Colombia won’t be complaining as they face England at the Spartak Stadium. While Colombians have been as good as anyone in the group stages, England needs some motivation after facing a defeat against Belgium
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So, which team do you think will advance to the next stage?