Rúben Dias' Portugal went through to the Round of 16 of the World Cup on Monday. In the following day, it was Salvio's Argentina's turn to leave Ebuehi's Nigeria, to also secured the presence in the next round. Seferovic' Switzerland and Zivkovic' Serbia are getting ready for their last match that will be played on Wednesday.
Portugal drew against Iran (1-1), in a match in where the goal from Ricardo Quaresma was enough for Portugal to go through to the next stage.
It all decided in Group B, Rúben Dia's Portugal qualified in the 2nd place, behind Spain and will face Uruguay, a match scheduled for 7:00 pm on Saturday, in Sochi.
In Saint Petersburg, Salvio's Argentina beat Ebuehi's Nigeria by 2-1 and sealed the passport to the Round of 16 of the 2018 World Cup.
Jorge Sampaoli's team also benefited from Iceland's defeat against Croatia, to secure the second place.
Zivkovic's Serbia is in the 3rd place of Group E. The team led by Mladen Krstajic needs to fulfill a difficult mission to go through to the Round of 16: to beat Brazil. If they draw, they will have to hope for a Switzerland defeat against Costa Rica, where the spot in the eighth-finals will be decided by tiebreak criteria (number of goals).
Brazil and Serbia lock horns at 7:00 pm next Wednesday, at the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow.
After drawing with Brazil (1-1) and beating Serbia (2-1), Seferovic's Switzerland, who is in the 2nd place of Group. To confirmed the presence in the next stage of the competition, they just need a draw against Costa Rica next Wednesday (7:00 pm), at Nizhny Novgorod.
Text: Márcia Dores
Pics: FIFA / FPF / Twitter of the Nigeria, Serbia, Argentina and Switzerland national teams.