World Cup bracket updated: FIFA World Cup 2022 knockout stage schedule, printable wall chart; France advance

The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is approaching. The USA bounced back against the Netherlands in the Round of 16 as we begin to separate the contenders from the contenders. You can find full schedule here with start times and TV info. There’s no better time to make your picks as we get ready to see who will take home one of the most coveted trophies in sports. 16 teams are competing for the award. We have our own latest power ratings here to see where everyone is – and while you’re at it, sign up for our new newsletter, which covers the beautiful game in all its glory, including daily updates on the World Cup.

Speaking of plots, Lionel Messi has already announced it this will be his last World Cup Argentina, one of the favorites to win the tournament despite losing their opening game to Saudi Arabia. After winning his first international trophy by winning the 2021 Copa America with Argentina, there would be no better way to send Messi off than the World Cup. Ronaldo has not announced that this will be his last World Cup, but the Portuguese forward will be 41 years old by the time the next World Cup comes around. It’s safe to say that Father Time is unmatched.

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In France — without Karim Benzema, Christopher Nkunku, N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba — will look to overcome their injuries and off-field drama to try and defend their title from 2018, but with talented England and Brazil sides, the French will face stiff competition for the trophy. The United States will also be happy to be out of the group stage after a disappointing friendly leading up to the World Cup.

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The following teams are still alive from each group:

  • Group A: Netherlands and Senegal.
  • Group B: England and USA.
  • Group C: Argentina and Poland.
  • Group D: France and Australia.
  • Group E: Japan and Spain.
  • Group F: Morocco and Croatia.
  • Group G: Brazil and Serbia.
  • Group H: Portugal and South Korea.

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And here’s the full bracket:

Click here to enlarge and print a blank 2022 World Cup wall chart.


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