David Adán


in the World Cup last 16

The World Cup 2022 last 16 served  up its fair share of memorable stories and history-making achievements.

In France’s win over Poland, Hugo Lloris equalled Lilian Thuram’s record French caps haul of 142. Since his international debut in 2008, Lloris has been a fixture for Les Bleus.

France’s Kylian Mbappé scored twice to take his overall World Cup goal tally to nine. He’s now overtaken Cristiano Ronaldo and is level with Leo Messi.

In Portugal’s thrashing of Switzerland, Gonçalo Ramos started ahead of Ronaldo - and excelled. He scored a hat-trick and provided an assist.

At 39 years and 283 days old,  Portugal defender Pepe became  the oldest player ever to score in a World Cup knockout tie.

Dominik Livakovic, Croatia’s hero against Japan, is the only keeper ever to have saved the first two kicks he faced in a World Cup penalty shootout.

Morocco beat Spain on penalties - a win that took the Atlas Lions into the quarter-finals of the World Cup for  the first time in their history.

Pablo Sarabia, who missed Spain’s  first kick in the shootout, had gone into the game with a perfect career record from 12 yards - 16 from 16.

In the Netherlands’ win over  the US, Denzel Dumfries became  the first defender to score a goal  and supply two assists in a  World Cup knockout tie.

After scoring in England’s victory over Senegal, Harry Kane (seven goals, three assists) now has as many  World Cup goal involvements as Gary Lineker and David Beckham.

Messi appeared in his 1,000th pro game as Argentina saw off Australia. The 35-year-old played excellently and was named man of the match.