Everything you need to know if you’re following the World Cup from home. Here’s your daily round-up of results, fixtures and memorable moments.
Morocco 0-0 Spain (Morocco won 3-0 on penalties)
Portugal 6-1 Switzerland
All yesterday’s action
Moment of the day
In the early evening, it looked like the moment of the day was when Portugal’s teamsheet was released with one Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench.
As fans debated whether the dropping of the superstar was for reasons of discipline or form, few paid too much attention to the player coming in to replace him.
Step forward Goncalo Ramos, the 21-year-old Benfica forward who was making his international star. And then this happened…
Today’s fixtures and how to watch
There are no games today, or tomorrow as teams rest up before the last eight. But there’s plenty of football to look forward to.
Friday, December 9
Croatia v Brazil (Game 57 – 3pm, BBC)
Netherlands v Argentina (Game 58 – 7pm, BBC)
Saturday, December 10
Morocco v Portugal (Game 59 – 3pm, STV and STV Player)
England v France (Game 60 – 7pm, STV and STV Player)
Cristiano Ronaldo might have seen his spotlight taken by Goncalo Ramos but he still makes headlines. He’s denied he’s signed a megabucks deal with a Saudi club.
The key to stopping Argentina will be to stop Lionel Messi. Virgil van Dijk is looking forward to the opportunity to do just that.
Brazil may have the depth to cover but it’s a huge blow for Arsenal. Gabriel Jesus could be out until March.
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