The world cup Quarter final is set, what you need to know

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Morocco celebrate after beating Spain on Tuesday./COURTESY

After four dozen group matches and eight eliminators and 17 days of action, the 2022 Qatar FIFA world cup will take a break for two days before returning to the last eight.

Top teams like Germany and Belgium were already eliminated in the group stage while the Round of 16 saw 2010 champions Spain crashing out after a defeat to Morocco on penalties.

Giants like France, Brazil, Portugal, and England have booked their qualification into the last 8 with convincing results.

Morocco remains the only country to represent Africa in the World Cup so far since the other four (Ghana, Tunisia, Senegal and Cameroon) are already out.

Achraf Hakimi booked the Atlas lions’ first-ever quarter-finals with one of the great major tournament penalties on Tuesday against Spain.

Morocco will now face another difficult task against Portugal on Saturday as the semi-final headache is against Cristiano Ronaldo’s side.

2010 finalists Netherlands will face two-time champions Argentina, and five-time champions Brazil will battle against 2018 runners-up Croatia.

Defending champions France will face England.

England vs France showdown is arguably the most exciting contest in the quarter-finals, while Argentina vs Netherlands battle is also expected to be a tightly-contested one.

Some exciting contests await in the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup from where only 4 teams will go through to the semi-finals.

Quarter Final Fixtures

December 9th, Friday: Croatia vs Brazil in Education City Stadium

December 10th, Saturday: Netherlands vs Argentina in Lusail Stadium

December 10th, Saturday: Portugal vs Morocco in Al Thumama Stadium

December 11th, Sunday: England vs France in Al Bayt Stadium.

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