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Qatar World Cup 2022 quarter-finals: bracket, games, teams, dates and complete schedule

Eight teams remain in contention to win the 2022 World Cup as we reach the quarter-final stage of the competition in Qatar.

AL WAKRAH, QATAR - DECEMBER 05: A detailed view of the adidas ‘Al Rihla’ official match balls prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Round of 16 match between Japan and Croatia at Al Janoub Stadium on December 05, 2022 in Al Wakrah, Qatar. (Photo by Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
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And then there were eight after Morocco and Portugal joined Argentina, Netherlands, England, France, Brazil and Croatia in being the remaining sides left in the 2022 World Cup.

With little of the shocks and surprises that rocked the group stages, just when it seemed that all the favourites would advance from what appeared to be a predictable Round of 16, Morocco stunned a toothless Spain winning out on penalty kicks after 120 minutes of football saw both sides deadlocked with no breakthrough.

Spain arrived in Qatar as one of the tournament favourites, but La Roja suffered a second consecutive last-16 World Cup elimination via a penalty shoot-out after Pablo Sarabia, Carlos Soler and Sergio Busquets all failed to convert as World Cup surprise package Morocco ran out 3-0 winners in the shoot-out.

Later on Tuesday evening Portugal cemented their place in the final eight with an emphatic 6-1 win over Switzerland as Benfica’s Gonçalo Ramos hit a hat-trick as Portugal boss Fernando Santos started the game with Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench.

Goncalo Matias Ramos (26) of Portugal
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Goncalo Matias Ramos (26) of Portugal Anadolu AgencyGetty

2022 World Cup: quarter-final fixtures

9 December: Education City Stadium: Croatia-Brazil 10:00 am ET / 07:00 am PT (1)

9 December: Lusail Stadium: Netherlands-Argentina 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT (2)

10 December: Al Thumama Stadium: Morocco-Portugal 10:00 am ET / 07:00 am PT (3) 

10 December: Al Bayt Stadium: England-France 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT (4)

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13 December: Lusail Stadium: Winner QF2-Winner QF1 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT (1)

14 December: Al Bayt Stadium: Winner QF4-Winner QF3 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT (2)

An exterior view of Lusail Stadium
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An exterior view of Lusail Stadium Matthew Ashton - AMAGetty

Third Place play-off

17 December: Khalifa International: Loser SF1-Loser SF2 10:00 am ET / 07:00 am PT


18 December: Lusail Stadium: Winner SF1-Winner SF2 10:00 am ET / 07:00 am PT