Here are five things we learned as Group C concluded this afternoon. While there are many permutations and scenarios that will decide the fate of countless World Cup dreams, there is one team that remains in focus because of the fact that a legend of the game's World Cup career could be over in less than a day.
Behich feels the world is taking notice of the Socceroos after the way they took it to France and Denmark.
And judging from the comments on the video on the star's page, plenty of fans want to see the striker get an opportunity to show more of his magic on the big stage.
Last 16 here we come, baby!
Pressure too on Lionel Messi - who hasn't cut an entirely calm figure this tournament amid the constant comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo and the expectation that somehow his entire legacy as a player will unravel unless his underperforming Albicelestes colleagues win at Russian Federation 2018. "They seemed happy with one point". "Now we have a second phase and we must climb to get to the next level".
As for those still unimpressed by France's form, Deschamps insisted, topping the group was "mission accomplished" and the knockout phase was something else.
Erdogan largement en tête — Présidentielle en Turquie
Erdogan s'est imposé comme le dirigeant turc le plus puissant depuis le fondateur de la République , Mustafa Kemal. La campagne a en effet été marquée par une couverture médiatique très inéquitable en faveur du président turc.
Denmark could have only been denied qualification had they lost to France and had Australia beaten Peru in the match being simultaneously played in Sochi. "What we couldn't do in the other (matches), we were able to do it today", Gareca said.
As the cameras panned over to him, the 57-year-old appeared elated as Argentina took the lead in the crucial final game of Group D.
"Going from the last game, they're a good team and they break fast", he said.
For Argentina to progress they will have to beat Nigeria, and if Iceland win against Croatia they will require better goal difference to go through as well as a win.
"There are no small teams or bad players in a World Cup, but the road is still long, we have to fight and be very strong".