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05th Dec 2022

World Cup 2022 Day 16: All the major action and talking points

Robert Redmond

There are only 10 games remaining in the 2022 World Cup.

Welcome to Day 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and our dedicated hub where we will keep you updated on all the action from the tournament.

There are two more knockout games today. First up, Japan face Croatia at 3 pm. Brazil then take on South Korea at 7 pm.

You can follow all the action from Day 16 of the World Cup below.

World Cup 2022 Day 16: Follow the major action and talking points live.

On Sunday, France and England booked their places in the quarter-finals. France, the reigning world champions, beat Poland 3-1.

Olivier Giroud scored his 52nd goal for Les Bleus and became the all-time scorer for the French national team, overtaking Thierry Henry.

Meanwhile, France captain Hugo Lloris became the country’s joint all-time record appearance holder, earning his 142nd cap to draw level with Lilian Thuram. Yet, both accolades were overshadowed by the brilliance of Kylian Mbappe.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward scored twice to win the game for France and looks on course to win the Golden Boot.

Robert Lewandowski scored a last-minute penalty for Poland to make the scoreline somewhat more respectable.

England then beat Senegal 3-0. Gareth Southgate’s side were outplayed for the first 30 minutes, and it may have been a closer tie if Senegal’s injured talisman Sadio Mane was available for the game.

England, however, scored three counter-attack goals and eventually cruised into the quarter-finals where they will face France.

Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka scored for England, but Jude Bellingham was the best player on the pitch.

While you’re here, why not try some of our World Cup quizzes?