World Cup Results: Quarter-Finals To The End


Ella Philippe, Reporter

A couple of weeks ago we left off at the end out the round of 16 and the beginning of the quarter-finals. Since then all the games in the quarter-finals have been played. On Tuesday and Wednesday the semi-finals took place which got us one step closer to the finals and to seeing who would take home this year’s world cup. Since a couple weeks back more teams have been eliminated which includes: Brazil, Netherlands, England and Portugal.

The results of the quarter-finals may have been a shock to a lot of people around the world. Multiple favored teams were eliminated like Brazil and Portugal, where top players like Ronaldo and Neymar Jr. ended up heading home earlier than expected.

On Tuesday, December 12, Argentina and Croatia met to play in the semi-finals, which saw Lionel Messi and Luka Modric meet for the second time in the world cup. In 2018 they played against each other, which Croatia beat Argentina 3-0 and went on to play in the finals against France, which they lost. But in Tuesday’s game Argentina pulled ahead and beat Croatia 3-0 and moved on to the finals.

On Wednesday, December 13, France played against Morocco and beat them 2-0. It was a great game and was the last game leading into the finals of the world cup. Morocco made it to the semi-finals, which is the farthest they have been in the world cup. In doing so, they became the first African, Arab or Berber nation to get to the semi-finals of the world cup. On Saturday the game for third place was played between Morocco and Croatia. Croatia beat Morocco for third place with a score of 2-1.

Yesterday, December 18, the World Cup Final ended after extra time with a 3-3 tie, which led to penalties where Argentina pulled off the win. In the final we saw great performances from both teams with two goals from Argentina’s Messi and one from Di Maria. France’s Kylian Mbappe scored three goals single-handedly. In the end Argentina pulled it off with 4-2 result in penalties. Some fans are celebrating Argentina’s win, while others might be upset with the result overall. The final match was a great game and both teams deserved to be in the final.

The next world cup will be held in North America in 2026 with the United States, Mexico, and Canada playing host to the expanded 48 teams that will be vying for soccer excellence.