Goncalo Ramos began in place of Cristiano Ronaldo in the final Round of 16 match of the FIFA World Cup 2022, and he scored the first hat-trick of the tournament as Portugal defeated Switzerland 6-1 to progress to the quarterfinals. Since it was the last Round of 16 game, the outcome was crucial.
The Netherlands defeated the USA 3-1 in the Round of 16 opening match. After that, France defeated Poland 3-1 and Argentina defeated Australia 2-1. Following that, England won 3-0 over Senegal. The first match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 to be decided by penalty shootouts was Croatia vs. Japan. Croatia overcame Japan 3-1 on penalties after the game ended 1-1 after 120 minutes.
Following Brazil’s 4-1 thrashing of South Korea, it was Morocco’s chance to pull off the unexpected. After 120 minutes of play without a goal, they defeated Spain on penalties. Goncalo Ramos emerged as a new hero for Portugal in the decisive Round of 16 game. The 21-year-old took Cristiano Ronaldo’s place at the start of the game and scored the first hat-trick of the competition to destroy Switzerland 6-1.
Beginning December 9, the quarterfinals will take place. On December 14 and 15, the tournament’s semi-final games will be played, and FIFA World Cup 2022 final will be played on December 18.
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FIFA 2022 Round of 16
Here is the complete schedule of the quarter-final matches at the FIFA World Cup 2022:
|Dec 9||8:30 PM||Croatia vs Brazil|
|Dec 10||12:30 AM||Netherlands vs Argentina|
|Dec 10||8:30 PM||Portugal vs Morocco|
|Dec 11||12:30 AM||England vs France|