Published: 10:42, December 7, 2022 | Updated: 12:06, December 7, 2022
World Cup quarter-finals 2022: Which teams have qualified?

Argentina's Lionel Messi is embraced by teammates after winning the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Australia at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Dec 3, 2022. (LEE JIN-MAN / AP)

The World Cup knockout phase heads towards the quarter-finals kicking off on Friday in Qatar. Below are the teams who have advanced into the last eight.

Argentina

Argentina beat off a frenzied Australia fightback to win 2-1 and reach the quarter-finals, where they will face the Netherlands on Friday.

Captain Lionel Messi, who has said he intends to retire from the national team after the tournament, scored his first goal in a World Cup knockout round in his 1,000th match to beat Diego Maradona's tally of eight World Cup goals.

La Seleccion won the World Cup in 1978 and 1986, and reached the final on three more occasions, most recently in 2014 when they lost against Germany.

Group performance:

Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia

Argentina 2-0 Mexico

Poland 0-2 Argentina

Round of 16:

Argentina 2-1 Australia

William Hill odds to win tournament: 11-2

William Hill odds to win against Netherlands: 6-5

Brazil's players shows a banner in support of Brazilian soccer legend Pele at the end of the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and South Korea, at the Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar, Dec 5, 2022. (ANDRE PENNER / AP)

Brazil

Brazil stormed into the quarter-finals with an overwhelming 4-1 victory over South Korea, scoring all their goals in the first 36 minutes. They next face Croatia in the first match of the quarter-finals on Friday at 1500 GMT.

The Selecao have lifted the World Cup five times and are the pre-tournament favourites to win a record-extending sixth title.

Brazil have played in every World Cup since 1930 but have not reached the final since they last won the title in 2002.

Group performance:

Brazil 2-0 Serbia

Brazil 1-0 Switzerland

Cameroon 1-0 Brazil

Round of 16:

Brazil 4-1 South Korea

William Hill odds to win tournament: 15-8

William Hill odds to win against Croatia: 7-20

Croatia players celebrate their victory in the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Japan and Croatia at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar,  Dec 5, 2022. (EUGENE HOSHIKO / AP)

Croatia

Goalkeeper Dominic Livakovic saved three spot-kicks as Croatia beat Japan 3-1 in a penalty shootout after an enthralling 120-minute contest finished deadlocked at 1-1.

The Croats will next face Brazil on Friday.

This is the sixth World Cup for Croatia, who reached the final in 2018 when they lost to France.

Group performance:

Morocco 0-0 Croatia

Croatia 4-1 Canada

Croatia 0-0 Belgium

Round of 16:

Croatia 1-1 Japan (3-1 on penalties)

William Hill odds to win tournament: 33-1

William Hill odds to win against Brazil: 8-1

England's head coach Gareth Southgate (middle left) laughs with his team during an official training session at Al Wakrah Sports Complex, in Al Wakrah, Qatar,  Dec 5, 2022. (ABBIE PARR / AP)

England

England secured a spot in the quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over African champions Senegal in another emphatic victory after comfortably beating Wales and Iran in the group stage.

The Three Lions are set to meet reigning champions France on Saturday.

England have won the World Cup only once in 1966, and finished fourth in 2018.

Group performance:

England 6-2 Iran

England 0-0 United States

Wales 0-3 England

Round of 16:

England 3-0 Senegal

William Hill odds to win tournament: 6-1

William Hill odds to win against France: 11-5

France's head coach Didier Deschamps (center) told to player Kylian Mbappe at the end of the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between France and Poland, at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Dec 4, 2022. (LUCA BRUNO / AP)

France

Another one of the bookmakers' favourites to win the title, France beat Poland 3-1 to advance to the quarter-finals.

Led by Olivier Giroud - who surpassed Thierry Henry as France's all-time top scorer with 52 goals - and current tournament top marksman Kylian Mbappe, Les Blues will meet England on Saturday.

France won the World Cup in 1998 and 2018.

Group performance:

France 4-1 Australia

France 2-1 Denmark

Tunisia 1-0 France

Round of 16:

France 3-1 Poland

William Hill odds to win tournament: 9-2

William Hill odds to win against England: 11-8

Morocco's Jawad El Yamiq (top) celebrates with team mates after the penalty shootout at the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Morocco and Spain, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Dec 6, 2022. (LUCA BRUNO / AP)

Morocco

Morocco reached the quarter-finals for the first time with a 3-0 penalty shootout win over Spain and will face either Portugal or Switzerland on Saturday.

Spanish-born Achraf Hakimi scored the decisive spot-kick for Morocco, following a 0-0 draw over 120 minutes.

They are playing in their sixth finals, having reached the last 16 once before in 1986.

The only African side still in the running, Morocco failed to qualify for the knockout stage in 2018 with one point.

Group performance:

Morocco 0-0 Croatia

Belgium 0-2 Morocco

Canada 1-2 Morocco

Round of 16:

Morocco 0-0 Spain (3-0 on penalties)

William Hill odds to win tournament: 100-1

Virgil van Dijk (left) and goalkeeper Andries Noppert of the Netherlands celebrate at end of the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and the United States, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Dec. 3, 2022. (ASHLEY LANDIS / AP)

Netherlands

The Netherlands advanced to the quarter-finals with a 3-1 win over the United States on Saturday, and will face Messi's Argentina on Friday.

The Dutch, unbeaten in 19 games after their elimination at Euro 2020, have been the runners up at three World Cups in 1974, 1978 and 2010.

This year marks their return to the global stage after failing to qualify in 2018.

Group performance:

Senegal 0-2 Netherlands

Netherlands 1-1 Ecuador

Netherlands 2-0 Qatar

Round of 16:

Netherlands 3-1 United States

William Hill odds to win tournament: 14-1

William Hill odds to win against Argentina: 10-11

Portugal

Portugal's Goncalo Ramos rose to the occasion on his first World Cup start to net a hat-trick in a 6-1 demolition of Switzerland on Tuesday, sending his side through to the quarter-finals for the first time in 16 years and setting up a clash with Morocco.