With Morocco defeating Spain and Portugal defeating Switzerland, they are the last known eight teams. The quarter-finals will kick off on Friday at 4pm. The semi-final matches will be held on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 December, at 8 pm.
The final schedule is known! After Morocco’s heroic qualification against Spain and the healthy walk, without Ronaldo at first but with six goals, from Portugal against Switzerland, the final table for the quarter-finals is now known.
Brazil-Croatia, Friday 4pm, via beIN Sport
After a couple of days off, football resumes on Friday at 4pm, with the first facing off against favorites Brazil and the unsinkable Croatian, extra-time and shot-on-goal specialists, the only second in the group still on the list. But to get there, it will take them 120 minutes to resist the offensive fury of the Brazilians, which has hit South Korea hard. The match that will only be broadcast on BeIn Sport, the other three quarter-final matches will be broadcast jointly on beIN Sport and TF1 channels, and of course on RMC, the official broadcaster of the World Cup.
Holland-Argentina, Fri 8pm, beIN Sport and TF1
It shows wonderfully that this new version of the quarter-finals of the 98 World Cup, in Marseille, where Bergkamp scored one of the most beautiful goals of the tournament. For the abbey, Lionel Messi is surrounded by a young goalkeeper of great talent, such as Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez. But the Netherlands, led by Louis van Gaal, even if it lacks stars, has regained its luster and “mechanical orange” organization of the past. The match is broadcast jointly on beIN Sport and TF1, and of course will be watched live and in full on RMC, the official World Cup radio station.
Morocco-Portugal, Sat 4pm, beIN Sport and TF1
After the tremendous enthusiasm that arose from the qualifiers that were interrupted after the immortal penalty shootout, Morocco is entering the quarter-final match of the World Cup for the first time in its history. But in what state? After a very intense two hours in the legs, the Moroccan will especially try to restore their central Aguerd-Saïss joint, very diminished. And what about Sofiane Amrabat, who was offside before the match against Spain? Conversely, there is Portugal, who made short work of Switzerland and who appear to have progressed in settling Ronaldo’s case, were left on the bench at kick-off. The match will be broadcast on beIN Sport and TF1 channels, and of course it will be followed live and in full on RMC, the official broadcaster of the World Cup.
France – England, Sat 8pm, beIN Sport and TF1
The last and perhaps most anticipated quarter-final matches between the two rival brothers England and France, who are more accustomed to facing each other in rugby than in football (only one World Cup match between them, in 82). A duel that certainly should not be reduced to the Mbappe/Walker showdown. A match that will get a lot of ink flowing, especially on this site between now and Saturday night. It would also be the theme for all RMC sports shows by then.
What about the semi-finals?
The schedule is pretty simple: Friday’s quarter-final winners will face each other on Tuesday night, so we could have a semi-final between Argentina and Brazil (the last match between the two countries in the World Cup, in 1990, was marred by a “dirty tale of adulterated fruit jsu”) or the Netherlands -Croatia.
In the other part of the table (the semi-finals on Wednesday evening), we could have Portugal-England or … Morocco-France. The answer is Saturday.