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WATCH: World Cup, Day 16 — France-Argentina kicks off Round of 16

Nigeria v Argentina: Group D - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 26: Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 26, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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16 countries have paved their way into the knockout phase at the 2018 World Cup, but now it’s every team for itself as Saturday kicks off the Round of 16.

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A pair of high-profile clashes resumes the tournament, with giants France and Argentina kicking off the action, before Uruguay and Portugal meet later in the day.

Les Bleus enter the weekend having gone unbeaten in their three Group C matches, however, with just three goals scored to this point, France will be looking for Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and the rest of the attack to provide a spark up front.

Meanwhile, Argentina scraped its way through to the knockout rounds after a gutsy effort against Nigeria in their Group D finale.

The Albiceleste have managed to reach at least the quarterfinals in their last three World Cup appearances, and have achieved that feat in all but one tournament since 1986 (Round of 16 in 1994).

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In the day’s other matchup, Uruguay boasts the best backline in the competition, after not conceding any goals through group play.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. travel to Sochi in search of becoming the first nation to break down the Uruguayan defense at the World Cup.

2018 World Cup schedule – Saturday, June 30

Round of 16

France vs. Argentina; Kazan -- 10 a.m. ET -- LIVE COVERAGE
Uruguay vs. Portugal; Sochi -- 2 p.m. ET -- LIVE COVERAGE