All the talk was on France attacker Kylian Mbappe stealing the show from Leo Messi in the game.
Here's how South Africa's media, players, legends and fans reacted to the pulsating knockout game.
Many followers pointed out that this French team has a strong African flavour.
Spot the young man with Thierry Henry... pic.twitter.com/sGmMBSLFjd— Ernest Makhaya™ (@ernestmakhaya) June 30, 2018
Let’s settle this now and forever guys..!— Amanda toki Dlamini (@Amanda_Dlamini9) June 30, 2018
I’m hoping this Jersey brings luck For France 🇫🇷 but my love for Messi won’t allow me to accept defeat that easy.
Let’s get your predictions in..Who’s taking it or ..?
Kylian Mbappé will donate everything he earns with #FRA at the #WorldCup to charity. This will add up to €20,000 per game.— Laureus (@LaureusSport) June 29, 2018
He believes players don't need money to represent their country.
Surely goal of the FIFA World Cup so far! Anything Nacho can do, Pavard can do better... what a game! #SSFootball— Andre Arendse (@TheAndreArendse) June 30, 2018
Now that Ronaldo's team is out, let's talk about how a teenager (Kylian Mbappe) ran riot against a star-studded Argentine team earlier. #WorldCup— Ernest Makhaya™ (@ernestmakhaya) June 30, 2018
Kylian Mbappe has the makings of becoming the best player in the world in future, but he's not there yet. His performance v Argentina was all down to his speed which #ARG's slow and old players couldn't catch up to. The France star is looking more and more like Thierry Henry #FRA— Ignat Football (@IgnatFootball) July 1, 2018