Reds to feature in every World Cup quarter-final

Wednesday 07 December 2022 12:15

Eight nations are left in the battle to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar - and Manchester United will be represented in each of the quarter-finals.

The football keeps coming thick and fast, and the path to glory is clear for the teams remaining in the tournament following the round-of-16 phase.

The finals resume on Friday, with Croatia facing favourites Brazil at 15:00 GMT. The Education City Stadium encounter presents an opportunity for Casemiro, Fred and Antony to contribute to the South Americans' cause, with Casemiro emerging as one of the best players on show.

Alex Telles is, unfortunately, out for the remainder of the finals due to injury.

Lisandro Martinez made a key contribution to Argentina's win over Australia.

The evening clash on Friday is an appetising one, as Louis van Gaal's Netherlands take on Argentina, a repeat of the classic 1998 tie between the countries, when Dennis Bergkamp scored a brilliant late winner.

This time around, Tyrell Malacia will hope to get his first minutes on the pitch for the Oranje while Lisandro Martinez must surely be in with a strong chance of regaining a starting place for Lionel Scaloni's men, following his outstanding performance as a substitute in the win over Australia.

The victors from these two games will play in the semi-finals, ensuring the tantalising prospect of Brazil and fierce rivals Argentina going head-to-head.

On Saturday, at 15:00 GMT, the third quarter-final tie sees outsiders Morocco meet Portugal at the Al Thumama Stadium. The last remaining African side did superbly to defeat Spain on penalties but now come across a team bang in form, after a sensational 6-1 thumping of Switzerland on Tuesday night.

Diogo Dalot and Bruno Fernandes both claimed assists in a polished performance, with 21-year-old Goncalo Ramos scoring the first hat-trick of the tournament.


United fans will be able to see the Reds in action again when we play Real Betis in the second of our Spanish training camp's friendlies. The clash kicks off at 17:00 GMT, in between the two World Cup fixtures if the Morocco-Portugal tie ends in normal time. The game is exclusively live on MUTV.

At 19:00 GMT, England face France at the Al Bayt Stadium in an eagerly awaited last-eight encounter. Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford will all look to continue their fine work for the Three Lions but Raphael Varane and co, the current holders, stand in their way.

The two nations that progress from Saturday's World Cup clashes will meet in the other semi-final next Wednesday.

MUTV is now available to fans via smart TVs


We have launched on Samsung, LG and Android TVs, ahead of this week's friendlies against Cadiz and Real Betis.

If that's not enough then fear not, we also have a couple of United games on Sunday.

There is a huge WSL derby with Manchester City as a bumper crowd will be in attendance at the Etihad Stadium for the 12:30 GMT kick-off. The game is being shown live on BBC One in the UK.

From 15:00 GMT, Travis Binnion's Under-18s begin our defence of the FA Youth Cup with a tough away game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The third-round tie is being screened by MUTV.

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Croatia v Brazil (15:00 GMT) - Live on BBC
Netherlands v Argentina (19:00 GMT) - Live on BBC


Morocco v Portugal (15:00 GMT) - Live on ITV
Real Betis v United (17:00 GMT) - Live on MUTV
England v France (19:00 GMT) - Live on ITV


Manchester City Women v United Women (WSL, 12:30 GMT) - Live on BBC
Crystal Palace U18s v United U18s (FA Youth Cup, 15:00 GMT) - Live on MUTV