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Who will Portugal play in Round of 16 knockout stage?

The Portuguese squad has advanced to the knockout stage as the winner of Group H. We break down what’s next for them in the Round of 16.

Ricardo Horta of Portugal celebrates scoring the goal with team mates during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group H match between Korea Republic and Portugal at Education City Stadium on December 2, 2022 in Al Rayyan, Qatar. Photo by Pawel Andrachiewicz/PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images

4 p.m. update: Portugal will face Switzerland in the Round of 16. The Swiss beat Serbia 3-2 on Friday to secure second place in Group G. This will be the 26th match between the two sides, with Switzerland leading the all-time series 11-5-9. This is the first time they’ll meet in the World Cup tournament.

The 2022 World Cup is wrapping up group play and Portugal is headed to the Round of 16 as the winner of Group H. The Portugese squad had already clinched a berth in the knockout stage, and clinched first place in spite of their 2-1 loss to South Korea. They clinch it with Uruguay beating Ghana.

As the Group H winner, Portugal will face the second place team in Group G. That group is wrapping up play at 2 p.m. ET, after which we’ll know Portugal’s opponent in first round of the knockout bracket. The Round of 16 match will take place on Tuesday at Lusail Stadium with a 2 p.m. ET kickoff time.

This is the fifth time Portugal has advanced out of the group stage and the second straight tournament they’ve done so. They lost to Uruguay in the Round of 16 four years ago. The last time Portugal advanced past the Round of 16 was in 2006 when they advanced to the semifinals and lost the third-place match to Germany.