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Fifa World Cup live blog – day 16 as it happened: fantastic day of drama sees France and Uruguay progress to the quarter-finals

Thrilling day of action in opening knockout ties

Topic |   Fifa World Cup 2018
Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani celebrates scoring the opener against Portugal in their last-16 match at the World Cup. Photo: AP
INTRODUCTION
France come out on top in a seven-goal thriller
. Argentina’s Di Maria scores one of the goals of the tournament, before France full-back Benjamin Pavard outdoes him

Edinson Cavani strikes to dump European champions Portugal out of World Cup at first knockout stage