FIFA WC: POR and SPA Advance into QFs that Commence on Dec9

With Portugal decimating Switzerland 6-1 in the final Round of 16 match, the line-up for the quarter-finals of the tournament is decided. Goncalo Ramos started in place of Cristiano Ronaldo and scored the first hat-trick of the tournament as Portugal destroyed Switzerland 6-1 to advance into the world cup quarterfinals.

Morocco on the other hand stunned the 2010 champions Spain to reach their first ever World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday winning their Round of 16 encounter in a penalty shootout at the Education City stadium. They defeated Spain 3-0 on penalties, with all the three Spanish penalty takers missing the goal.

Achraf Hakimi, calmly scored the winner to take the African side into the last eight stage. The score remained levelled at 0-0 even after the 30 minutes of extra time, leading the game to the shoot-out. Spain’s poor record in World Cup shoot-out continued, paving the way for Morocco, who will meet Portugal in the last eight stage.Morocco, who are the last African and Arab side left standing at the first World Cup held in an Arab country, were intensely backed and their fans greatly outnumbered Spain’s.

The quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held from December 09 to December 11.

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