When are the round of 16 matches of the FIFA World Cup ?

Half of the matches set to be played in Qatar 2022 (64) have been played and three countries have already booked their spots in the round of 16, namely France, Brazil and Portugal.

Argentina, led by Lionel Messi will face Australia in the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup.

Argentina, led by Lionel Messi will face Australia in the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Half of the matches set to be played in Qatar 2022 (64) have been played and three countries have already booked their spots in the round of 16, namely France, Brazil and Portugal.

The FIFA World Cup 2022 has already seen some extremely tight matches as 32 teams around the world have tested their football skills in Qatar, from November 20, 2022.

Half of the matches set to be played in Qatar 2022 (64) have been played and three countries have already booked their spots in the round of 16, namely France (Group D), Brazil (Group G) and Portugal (Group H).

With four groups done with group-stage matches, eight teams have been finalised for the knockouts. Argentina, following its 3-0 win over Poland finished as the Group C topper, while Poland -- owing to its higher goal difference -- followed its opponent in the knockouts, despite the loss.

Here is how the points table of the FIFA World Cup looks after the end of all group stage matches.

Group A standings:

PositionTeamsMatchesWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
1Netherlands (Q)32105147
2Senegal (Q)32015416
3Ecuador (E)31114314
4Qatar (E)300317-60

Group B standings:

PositionTeamsMatchesWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
1England (Q)32109277
2USA (Q)31202115
3Iran (E)310247-33
4Wales (E)301216-51

Group C standings:

PositionTeamsMatchesWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
1Argentina (Q)32015236
2Poland (Q)31112204
3Mexico (E)311123-14
4Saudi Arabia (E)310235-23

Group D standings:

PositionTeamsMatchesWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
1France (Q)32016336
2Australia (Q)320134-16
3Tunisia (E)31111104
4Denmark (E)301213-21

Group E standings:

PositionTeamsMatchesWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
1Japan (Q)32014416
2 Spain (Q)31119374
3Germany (E)31116514
4Costa Rica (E)3102311-83

Group F standings:

PositionTeamsMatchesWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
1Morocco (Q)32104137
1Croatia (Q)31204135
3Belgium (E)311112-14
4Canada (E)300327-50

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Group G standings:

PositionTeamsMatchesWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
1Brazil (Q)32013126
2Switzerland (Q)32017616
3Cameroon31114404
4Serbia301258-31

Group H standings:

PositionTeamsMatchesWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
1Portugal (Q)32106426
2South Korea (Q)31114404
3Uruguay (E)31112204
4Ghana (E)310257-23

When are the round of 16 matches in the FIFA World Cup starting?

The pre-quarterfinals of the round of 16 matches will begin on December 3 with Group A and Group B teams involved. Brazil will be in action on December 6 or December 7, depending where it finishes after Matchday 3.

Similarly, France will be in action on December 4 or 5 while latest entrant Portugal will play on December 6 or 7.

Who will Netherlands play in the round of 16?

Netherlands and Senegal, after securing qualification for the final 16, will now be action on December 3 against the team that finishes second in Group B.

Who will Senegal play in the round of 16?

Senegal will face England on December 5.

Who will Argentina play in the round of 16?

Argentina will face Australia in the round of 16, after finishing as the topper in Group C.

Who will Poland play in the round of 16?

Poland will face France in the round of 16, after the defending champion finished on top of Group D.

Here is the schedule for all round of 16 matches.

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