What World Cup games are there today? Dec. 6 game schedule originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The last two places in the quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be up for grabs on Tuesday.
So far, the Netherlands, Argentina, France, England, Croatia and Brazil have all won their round of 16 duels, leaving two spots for the remaining four teams.
Which four countries are racing to do so? Let’s take a look at the rest of Qatar’s last-16 squad:
morocco v spain
The biggest dark horse of the 2022 World Cup is facing off against the European powerhouses. Morocco are top of Group F which includes Belgium, Croatia and Canada with a 2-1-0 record. The Atlas Lions advanced to the knockout stage for the second time in history after also finishing first in Group F in 1986. However, their rewards for doing so aren’t the best.
Spain are second in Group E after a loss to Japan and will look to recapture the form they beat Costa Rica 7-0 in their World Cup opener. La Furia Roja, who also lost to Russia in the round of 16 in 2018, have struggled in front of goal against Germany and Japan and will face a tough Moroccan defence, which they have conceded only One goal – and not against Croatia or Belgium.
Kickoff is at 10:00 am ET, 7:00 am PT, or 6:00 pm local time in Qatar.
portugal v switzerland
The second and final game of the day is Portugal vs Switzerland. Portugal are top of Group H after wins over Ghana and Uruguay, but are behind South Korea, although that wasn’t enough to drop them below first place. The Portuguese side have seen Bruno Fernandes lead the way with two goals and two assists, while Cristiano Ronaldo has largely remained silent, with only a penalty to his name.
Switzerland, on the other hand, entered Qatar as one of the dark horses and have so far proven up to the task. Switzerland finished second in Group G after beating Cameroon 1-0 and Serbia 3-2 in the final, while their only defeat was a 1-0 loss to Brazil. Switzerland is the most balanced and well-coached team in the round of 16. Without a pure superstar, it should be a tense game.
Kickoff times are 2:00 pm ET and 11:00 am PT, which is 10:00 pm local time in Qatar.
The winners of the two matches will meet in the quarterfinals on Saturday, December 10 at 10AM ET and 7AM PT.