When it comes out of Rio Ferdinand’s face, it matters. The former Manchester United defender claimed that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are, ‘handing over their crown,’ to France’s World Cup hero Kylian Mbappe.
A brilliant Nacer Chadli goal crowned an astonishing Belgium comeback against Japan to set up a World Cup quarter final against Brazil.
Edinson Cavani scored twice to send Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal out of the World Cup and set up a quarter-final tie between Uruguay and France.
Mexico and Sweden qualified for the knockout stages of the World Cup after Germany were beaten 2-0 by South Korea and Sweden ran out 3-0 winners over Mexico.
It’s down to the final matches in the group stages. No more 1pm kicks-offs, just two at 3pm and two at 7pm. All this week. The first group to be settled is Group F, which saw Germany finish bottom of their group and crash out in the group stages for the first time in 80 years. Die Mannschaft were stunned
Spain and Portugal qualified for the World Cup knockout rounds despite struggling in their Group B matches against Morocco and Iran respectively.