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World Cup highlights Portugal and Brazil advance to knockout round

Bruno Fernandes of Portugal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal off a penalty during Monday's game against Uruguay. (Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The World Cup continued Monday in Qatar with the final day of the second round of games in the group stage. Brazil, the Group G favorite, went ahead of Switzerland late in the second half to secure a 1-0 win and a spot in the knockout round. In the final match of the day, Bruno Fernandes scored two goals to give Portugal a 2-0 victory over Uruguay. Portugal will also advance. The early games had no shortage of drama: Cameroon and Serbia played to an entertaining 3-3 draw in Group G, before Ghana topped South Korea, 3-2, in Group H. Continue reading for highlights.

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  • Brazil, the world’s top-ranked team, broke a scoreless tie in the 83rd minute against Switzerland on a beautiful passing sequence that led to a Casemiro goal. Brazil is guaranteed a spot in the knockout round.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo was given credit for Portugal’s first goal of the afternoon, but upon review, it was credited to Bruno Fernandes, who scored again on a penalty in stoppage time to secure the win over Uruguay.
  • The World Cup continues Tuesday with four more games, including the United States’ must-win clash against Iran. Find the full schedule and standings here, and the advancement scenarios here.
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Brazil, the world’s top-ranked team, broke a scoreless tie in the 83rd minute against Switzerland on a beautiful passing sequence that led to a Casemiro goal. Brazil is guaranteed a spot in the knockout round.
Cristiano Ronaldo was given credit for Portugal’s first goal of the afternoon, but upon review, it was credited to Bruno Fernandes, who scored again on a penalty in stoppage time to secure the win over Uruguay.
The World Cup continues Tuesday with four more games, including the United States’ must-win clash against Iran. Find the full schedule and standings here, and the advancement scenarios here.

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World Cup in Qatar

World champions: Argentina has won the World Cup, defeating France in penalty kicks in a thrilling final in Lusail, Qatar, for its first world championship since 1986. Argentina was led by global soccer star Lionel Messi in what is expected to be his final World Cup appearance. France was bidding to become the first repeat champion since Brazil won consecutive trophies in 1958 and 1962.

Today’s WorldView: In the minds of many critics, especially in the West, Qatar’s World Cup will always be a tournament shrouded in controversy. But Qatar’s foreign minister, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, wants people to take another view.

Perspective: “America is not a men’s soccer laughingstock right now. It’s onto something, and it’s more attuned to what’s working for the rest of the world rather than stubbornly forcing an American sports culture — without the benefit of best-of-the-best talent — into international competition.” Read Jerry Brewer on the U.S. men’s national team’s future.

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