Cristiano Ronaldo hailed after Edinson Cavani incident

Cristiano Ronaldo hailed after Edinson Cavani incident

Who's next? Here are the most notable numbers from the first day of the knockout games.

Later on Saturday, two-time World Cup champions Uruguay battle reigning European champions Portugal as slim +180 chalk, while Sunday's action has Spain taking on host nation Russian Federation as a heavy -180 bet, and the surprising squad from Croatia clashing with Denmark as -120 favourites.

The 1986 World Cup victor attracted widespread criticism for an offensive gesture during Argentina's 2-1 victory over Nigeria, which saw Jorge Sampaoli's side secure a round-of-16 clash with France. He was part of the Portugal team that made the semi-finals in 2006, and now has faced round of 16 exits in both 2010 and 2018.

Expectations were high for both to perform, with Ronaldo arriving off the back of yet another UEFA Champions League win and Messi having starred in Barcelona's La Liga triumph. In all, Mbappe joins Pele and four other teenagers with multiple goals in one World Cup - Michael Owen (for England in 1998), José Altafini (for Brazil in 1958) Edmund Conen (for Germany in 1934) and Manuel Rosas (for Mexico in 1930).

That set the scene for 19-year-old Mbappe, who netted two goals in four second-half minutes to become the first teenager to score at least twice in a World Cup match since a 17-year-old Pele in 1958.

Japan booed off but reach last 16 despite Poland loss
Colombia and Japan go on to face opponents from Group G - either England or Belgium , who play later Thursday. As a result, no African team advanced from the first round of the World Cup for the first time since 1982.

Uruguay conceded their first goal in 2018, and the first in 598 minutes in worldwide football.

Ronaldo will be almost 38 by the time the next World Cup comes around in Qatar in 2022. However, La Celeste continue to lag behind the favourites on the World Cup betting futures at +2200.

45 - Having never scored from a free-kick at a major global tournament, Ronaldo finally got it right at the ideal and most spectacular time. He also announced his retirement after his 147th cap for Argentina, a record for his country.

Uruguay's two goals came from star striker Edinson Cavani while Pepe scored from Portugal. Cavani then had to be helped off by Ronaldo before watching the rest of the game from the dugout with ice on a calf injury.

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