On Tuesday, Peru eased to a 2-0 win against Australia meaning Denmark and France played out a drab draw. Hazard 82' Final Sunday, 15 July 2018 France 4-2 Croatia, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow Goals: 1-0 Mandzukic o. England possess real threat up front but may need to shore up an attack-minded midfield against better opposition, and the defence - which has looked vulnerable on occasions - has yet to be seriously tested. Spain v Russia July 1, 10pm Moscow The first of two games on Sunday pits group B winners Spain against the group A runners-up and hosts Russia. Some groups have already been decided while others are dependent on results on matchday three. Colombia and Japan both secured their spots on Thursday afternoon as Group H came to a close, with Japan getting second place ahead of Senegal thanks to their superior disciplinary record. You can see the projected last 16 ties in the table below, which will be updated accordingly.
World Cup quarter-final permutations Once the last 16 ties are decided, there will be a break of two days before the action resumes with the quarter-finals on July 6 and 7. While there is one round of fixtures still to play, no team from that group can progress. First up on June 30, the winners of Group C take on the runners-up in Group D, with the winners of Group A playing the runners-up from Group B later that day. Croatia also beat Denmark 3-0 in the group stage at the 1996 European Championship in England. Croatia, on the other hand, saw off Iceland to make it three wins from three, having swept Messi and Co aside 3-0 in their second game.
Win that and their quarter-final would be on 6 July at 7pm in Kazan, followed by a semi-final on 10 July at 7pm in Saint Petersburg. Winner of Group B Spain will face Group A runners-up Russia in the last 16 on Sunday July 1st at 15:00. You can see the potential quarter-final match-ups in the table below. Last updated: Wednesday June 27 Tournament hosts Russia will face off against 2010 winners Spain, which represents a difficult task indeed. The teams have twice played before at the European Championship — Spain beat them 3-0 in the group stages in 2008, and 1-0 in 2004 — but never at a World Cup. The biggest surprise of the last-16 stage is not participating for the first time in 80 years.
Star man James Rodriguez's injury is a big concern for Jose Pekerman and he could miss this crucial tie. Russia: The hosts have put in some good performances so far, but were undone by Uruguay in their final group game. We already know 10 of the 16 teams who have gone through from the groups, with four of the eight matches in the first knockout round already set. Belgium topped Group G after registering a 1-0 victory over England, which means that they will face Japan in the next round. Either way, the final will be on 15 July at 4pm. World Cup Fixtures — Russia 2018 With the kicking off on the 14th of June, we have put together a full list of all the games, and what time they will be played.
Switzerland: Held by Costa Rica in their final game but put in a superb performance against Serbia the game before that. Sunday then sees hosts Russia face a daunting tie with 2010 champions Spain, followed by Croatia against Denmark. Belgium and England faced off in the final round of group games and it was Roberto Martinez's men who won out to top the group and set up a clash against Japan. Goal brings you the permutations. While England will have a seemingly easier quarter-final if they beat Colombia, Belgium have the easier last-16 clash.
Strangely, England had actually made a subdued and sloppy start before Stones powered in Kieran Trippier's corner to put them ahead. Also, find fixtures, results, and live score service. Lato went on to win the Golden Boot at that tournament. The hosts Russia face Spain on Sunday whilst Croatia will look to continue their great start when they take on Denmark. This Group G game was over as a contest once Stones gave England that early lead as Panama's ill-discipline and lack of organisation was brutally exposed. Winners of Group A Uruguay will face Group B runners-up Portugal in the last 16 on Saturday June 30 at 19:00.
Of the half-dozen winners of the trophy since 1970, Germany have gone home, while Italy, of course, never even qualified. The round of 16 will then conclude on Tuesday with Sweden battling Switzerland and Colombia playing England. The hopes of eight more nations will bite the dust after the first knockout round, which includes England against Colombia. Winners of Group D Croatia will face Group C runners-up Denmark in the last 16. If England get through this tough contest they will, in theory, have an easier quarter-final; but if they don't, it will backfire badly on the boss. Japan: The surprise package of the group stages, defeat to Poland in their last game saw them drop down to second and go through via the fair play rule.
Japan just managed to scrape through in second place, beating Senegal thanks to their better disciplinary record. It brought two goals from corners for Kane against Tunisia and another superb Tripper delivery led to Stones' first goal, Panama's defenders too interested in dragging Harry Maguire around than keeping an eye on the Manchester City defender. Harry Kane played a captain's role once more with a hat-trick to become the tournament's leading scorer, as England built on their opening victory against Tunisia with an impressive show of ruthlessness and quality. The group stages have offered excitement and entertainment galore and looming on the horizon is the last 16. Both teams have won 10 times against the other, and they have shared seven draws, but have never met at a major tournament.
Colombia finished top of Group H after winning two of their three fixtures. Group C And so finally, after 37 games, we got a 0-0 draw at this thrilling World Cup, with Denmark seemingly happy to play out a stalemate with France knowing both were going through to the last 16, after Peru had gone 2-0 up against Australia early in the second half. Defending champions crashed out after a shock 2-0 defeat by as Sweden pipped Mexico to top spot in Group F after a 3-0 win over El Tri. The likes of Coutinho, Gabriel Jesus and Neymar are problematic going forward whilst Thiago Silva popped up with a goal against Serbia. Group H What promised to be a thrilling finale to group H, with Japan, Senegal and Colombia all in contention to qualify, turned into a bit of a farce. The action continues on Monday with Brazil vs Mexico and Belgium vs Japan, whereas Tuesday is the last day of the Last 16 stage when Sweden take on Switzerland and Colombia play England.