On Saturday, the reigning champions France play England in a World Cup knockout match for the first time. This comes after the favorites Brazil lost in the quarterfinals, which blew the tournament wide open.
However, they will face Portugal, who defeated Switzerland by six goals in the last 16 despite losing Cristiano Ronaldo.
Didier Deschamps, the team’s coach, stated, “Kylian will always be Kylian, with the ability to be decisive at any moment.” Deschamps is attempting to become the first coach since World.
“We can make it happen, we can impact the world forever once more.
Coach Fernando Santos, who will lead Portugal in their third World Cup quarterfinal and first since 2006, said, “It’s high time we stop with this conversation, stop the controversies (about Ronaldo).”
“It’s about time for you to let Ronaldo be, in affirmation of how he’s helped Portuguese football.”
Five-time champions Brazil were kicked out on Friday. They lost to Croatia on penalties after a 1-1 draw, while Lionel Messi’s Argentina beat the Netherlands in a shootout after they fought back.
When Neymar equaled Pele’s all-time Selecao scoring record in extra time, he gave Brazil the appearance of having advanced to the semifinals.
Croatia, the 2018 runners-up, won the penalty shootout 4-2 to advance to a meeting with Argentina, but Bruno Petkovic equalized late on with the first shot on target.
Thiago Silva, captain of Brazil, stated, “It is difficult.” However, we must attempt to remain positive and continue.
After losing to France 4-2 in Russia, Croatia will play Argentina for a spot in the World Cup final for the second time in a row.
Zlatko Dalic, the coach, declared, “This is a victory for the Croatian people.” a wonderful match We dispensed with the fundamental top picks.
Argentina took a two-goal lead against the Netherlands thanks to Messi’s penalty kick and fantastic pass for Nahuel Molina’s opener.
However, Dutch substitute Wout Weghorst scored twice, including an intelligent short free kick in the 11th minute of extra time that brought the score level.
After an additional ten minutes, the score was 2-2.
Argentina won 4-3 on penalties thanks to two saved penalty kicks from goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, preserving Messi’s aspiration to win the World Cup as Diego Maradona did.