World Cup 2018: Last 16 who plays who in the round of 16


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We finally have the complete lineup of all the 16 teams that have made it to the knockouts as the group stage of the FIFA World Cup 2018 came to an end on Thursday.

The final day of the group stage saw Colombia beat Senegal 1-0 to top Group H while Japan lost to Poland 1-0 but still managed to go through to the next round on fair play.

The final fixtures of the group matches saw Belgium beat England 1-0 to finish as Group G winners while Tunisia outclassed Panama 2-1 to end their campaign on a high.

Let us first inform you about the 8 teams who managed to top their respective groups followed by the next best side:

Group A - Uruguay, Russia

Group B - Spain, Portugal

Group C - France, Denmark

Group D - Croatia, Argentina

Group E - Brazil, Switzerland

Group F - Sweden, Mexico

Group G - Belgium, England

Group H - Colombia, Japan

The biggest upset in the group stage was by far the exit of four-time champions Germany as they lost 2-0 against South Korea in Group F on Wednesday. It was also the sixth instance when the defending champions have been knocked out of the World Cup in the first stage.

Meanwhile, Senegal's exit despite being on same points as Japan in Group H was also the first instance in World Cup history that a team had been eliminated by the amount of yellow cards they had accrued in the tournament.

Senegal had only needed a point in their final Group H game to reach the next round, but defeat saw them miss out to Japan, who edged them for the runners-up spot by virtue of having a better disciplinary record. The Asian side ended in second position having picked up four yellow cards to Senegal's six.

Two matches will take place in the round of 16 every day from June 30 to July 3 in the following order:

June 30 - France vs Argentina (7.30pm IST) followed by Uruguay vs Portugal (11.30pm IST)

July 1 - Spain vs Russia (7.30pm IST) followed by Croatia vs Denmark (11.30pm IST)

July 2 - Brazil vs Mexico (7.30pm IST) followed by Belgium vs Japan (11.30pm IST)

July 3 - Sweden vs Switzerland (7.30pm IST) followed by Colombia vs England (11.30pm IST)

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