World Cup 2018: Last 16 video preview including France v Argentina

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Goal's Miles Chambers and Jim Knight sit down to discuss the first four knockout matches of Russia 2018 including the hosts facing Spain in Moscow

Just one day after the conclusion of the group stage, the first knockout games of World Cup 2018 get underway in Russia.

In Goal's latest video preview, Miles Chambers and Jim Knight discuss the tournament so far and give their thoughts on the first four matches scheduled across Saturday and Sunday.

A mouth-watering clash between Argentina and France gets things underway. Jorge Sampaoli's side were minutes away from a group stage exit against Nigeria but secured second spot in Group D thanks to Marcos Rojo's late winner against the Super Eagles.

France's bore draw with Denmark didn't help gauge Les Blues' credentials but the Euro 2016 finalists face their first real test as they square off with Lionel Messi & Co.

The trickiest tie to call comes courtesy of Uruguay's meeting with Portugal, where two counter-attacking sides will go head-to-head in Sochi.

The South American side started slowly but looked in fine form on matchday three while the reigning European champions laboured to a 1-1 draw with Iran.

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Golden Boot hopeful Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty in that game and will hope to bounce back to the kind of form that has seen him score four times already in Russia.

The hosts face a tough test in the form of Spain in Sunday's first game. La Roja were functional rather than overly impressive in topping Group B but will expect to better a home side that were beaten 3-0 last time out.

Croatia's three wins in Group D put them in pole position for a spot in the quarter finals as they face Denmark in Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday night.

Scoring seven times and conceding just once so far, Zlatko Dalic's side will feel they have more than enough for the Danes who have only found the net twice en route to the last 16.

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