The line-up for the quarter-finals of the World Cup will be completed on Tuesday, with the remaining pitches being filled by the winners of Portugal v Switzerland and Morocco v Spain.
These clashes come after Brazil advanced to the last eight with a 4-1 win over South Korea and set up a clash with Croatia, who defeated Japan 3-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
Here, the PA news agency looks back on the final day of the round of 16 in Qatar and how Monday went.
Santos unhappy with Ronaldo’s reaction
Ahead of the clash with Switzerland at the Lusail Stadium, Portugal head coach Fernando Santos revealed he wasn’t happy with Cristiano Ronaldo’s reaction after being substituted in the last group game.
Ronaldo appeared furious after being withdrawn 25 minutes from the end of Friday’s 2-1 defeat by South Korea – the former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker later said his frustration was aimed at an opposing player, not Santos, because he dropped him off.
Santos said at his pre-match press conference that he “really didn’t like it” and while adding that “we fixed it internally”, he didn’t confirm if Ronaldo would be in charge of the team against the Swiss.
Penalty practice for Spain
Spain coach Luis Enrique, meanwhile, said he told his players over a year ago they needed to practice with their clubs taking at least 1,000 penalties in preparation for possible penalty shootouts in Qatar.
Enrique, whose side play Morocco at Education City Stadium, said: “I don’t think it’s a lottery, it’s not just down to luck.
“That’s the moment of greatest pressure, you have to show your skills and take the penalty. Of course you can’t train the pressure and the tension, but it’s manageable, you can handle that pressure and those key moments say a lot about a player. It’s not really down to luck.”
Brazil are through after scoring a first-half blitz against South Korea at the 974 Stadium, which began with a seventh-minute goal from Vinicius Junior.
Neymar returned after missing the last two games with an ankle injury and added a penalty six minutes later to sit a goal behind Pele, all-time leading scorer.
Further efforts followed from Richarlison (29), who rounded off a brilliant team movement, and Lucas Paqueta (36), who volleyed in superbly as the five-time world champions all but ended before the break. Paik Seung-ho scored a consolation goal for South Korea with 14 minutes remaining.
Livakovic the hero for Croatia
In the previous game on Monday, 2018 runners-up Croatia fell behind with a 43rd-minute strike from Daizen Maeda before leveling with Ivan Perisic’s header 10 minutes into the second half.
In the ensuing penalty shoot-out, Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic made three saves and staved off the tame efforts of Takumi Minamino, Kaoru Mitoma and Maya Yoshida as Japan’s memorable season came to an end with stunning group stage victories over Germany and Spain.
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