The world cup started in a group stage where four teams in a group were fighting for points so as to qualify for the next stage. The Round of 16 is the start of the so called “knockout rounds” because every match is single elimination.
In this stage there are no points earned. There are no standings. There’s simply a winner and a loser.
There has to be a winner on the day in the case of each Round of 16 match and for subsequent knockout-round matches.
If teams are tied after 90 minutes of regulation, the match goes into a 30-minute period of extra time.
If the deadlock persists after those 30 minutes of extra time, then a penalty shootout will determine the team that moves on to the quarterfinals.
The Round of 16 pairings are set in advance of the World Cup Draw. Teams that finish in first place in the group stage match up against teams that are runners-up in their respective groups. Make your bet now and enjoy the game.