Sunday’s FIFA World Cup diary — your guide to today and tomorrow

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Here’s what’s happened today at the FIFA World Cup — and what’s happening tomorrow.

Netherlands are the first team to go into the quarter-finals after beating the United States 3-1 in today’s round of 16 tie. Meanwhile, Australia head home after a brave but futile attempt to beat Argentina.

Games played on Sunday December 4, 2022

Round of 16

Netherlands 3 (Depay 10′, Blind 45+1′, Dumfries 81′)
United States 1 (Wright 76′)

Argentina 2 (Messi 35′, Alvarez 57′)
Australia 1 (own goal 77′)

Games to be played on Monday December 5, 2022

England and Senegal meet for the first time ever with a place in the quarter-finals at stake. It is England’s eighth fixture against African opponents at the tournament and they are unbeaten in the previous seven (W4 D3), the three draws all goalless, whereas Senegal’s FIFA World Cup record against European sides is W3 D1 L2.

The third of the round-of-16 fixtures brings together two European teams, both of whom were beaten without scoring in their final group-stage fixture – Group D winners France and Group C runners-up Poland. Their one previous FIFA World Cup encounter, including qualifiers, was the 1982 third-place play-off, which Poland won 3-2. France are unbeaten in the teams’ last seven meetings (W3 D4), but they have not defeated Poland in a competitive fixture since 1967.

Round of 16

France v Poland
Al Thumama Stadium, Al Thumama, 4am (NZT)

England v Senegal
Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, 8am (NZT)

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