With the conclusion of Colombia vs England fixture on Tuesday night, 2018 FIFA World Cup got its eight quarter-finalists and the schedule of Round of 8 is finalised. The eight teams that have survived the pre-quarters knockout stage and advance to the next round are – France, Uruguay, Croatia, Russia, Brazil, England, Denmark and Belgium. Yes, there’s no Messi’s Argentina, Ronaldo’s Portugal or Ramos’ Spain on the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals schedule timetable. With the ouster of the biggies before quarters, it also means that no player remaining in the tournament have ever lifted the World Cup and are on their route to script history. The quarter-finals of FIFA WC 2018 will be played on July 6 (Friday) and July 7 (Saturday). Here’s the complete fixtures of knockout matches & timetable in Indian time (IST) of football world cup in Russia. You can download FIFA World Cup 2018 Quarter-Finals Schedule for Free in PDF or JPG format here at LatestLY.
The ongoing FIFA World Cup is dubbed by many, both critics and fans to be among the best editions ever. And one main reason is the rise of ‘giant killers’ aka the less-hyped sides who despite not boasting of an international star have risen to the occasion and shown big teams the door. The ouster of defending champions, Germany in the group stage was no fluke because the Round of 16 proved no amount of being heavyweights would help a side sail through if their performance was below par. In the opening match of pre-quarters, in-form France dumped Argentina led by their talismanic captain Lionel Messi 4-3, and on the same day, Uruguay ousted Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal riding high on better teamwork.
All the eight matches of the round of 16 stage went down to the wire. Three matches were decided in penalties, while in other games, teams were neck-to-neck until the last minute. Here’s the match results of 2018 FIFA World Cup round of 16 games: France defeated Argentina 4-3 in match 1, Uruguay defeated Portugal 2-1 in match 2, Russia beat Spain 4-3 (penalties) in match 3, Croatia beat Denmark 3 - 2 (penalties) in match 4, Brazil defeated Mexico 2-0 in match 5, Belgium defeated Japan 3-2 in match 6, Sweden defeated Switzerland 1-0 in match 7 and England beat Colombia 4 - 3 (penalties) in match 8. This leads us to the next stage of quadrennial event – four mouth-watering quarter-finals games.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Quarter-Finals Schedule Timetable
|Sr. No.||Date and Day||Matches||Timings||Venue|
|1.||July 6, Friday||Uruguay vs France||7.30 pm IST||Nizhny Novgorod Stadium|
|2.||July 6, Friday||Brazil vs Belgium||11.30 pm IST||Kazan Arena|
|3.||July 7, Saturday||Sweden vs England||7.30 pm IST||Samara Arena|
|4.||July 7, Saturday||Russia vs Croatia||11.30 pm IST||Fisht Stadium|
Out of the eight, Brazil is five-time World Cup winner (2002, 1994, 1970, 1962, 1958), France won the title once in 1998, Uruguay have won the cup twice in 1930 and 1950 while England have won it one time in 1966. Other four, Sweden, Croatia, Russia and Belgium are yet to lift the trophy but remain focused on causing surprising eliminations and impress the footballing world with their motivating performances on the field.