World Cup 2022 Day 18: All the major action and talking points 1 month ago

World Cup 2022 Day 18: All the major action and talking points

Day 18, and the first day without football since the tournament started.

The day we've all been dreading is right here... No World Cup action. What are we meant to do?

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The quarter-finals begin on Friday, but in the meantime, you can follow the latest updates below.

World Cup 2022 Day 18: All the major action and talking points.

Yesterday saw the shock of the round as Morocco beat Spain on penalties. The north African side are the only non-European or South American team remaining.

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Morocco deserved their victory over Spain, who were toothless in attack and managed just one shot on target in 120 minutes.

In the 7 pm match, Cristiano Ronaldo started on the bench but that didn't stop Portugal from cruising to a 6-1 victory against Switzerland.

The highlight of the last-16 clash was, of course, Gonçalo Ramos' hat trick on his first start for the national team.

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Now that the round of 16 ties are over and done with we have the quarter-finals to look ahead to.

On Friday, Croatia face Brazil and the Netherlands take on Argentina. While on Saturday, Morocco meet Portugal ahead of France versus England.

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