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The eight most important players in the quarterfinals

With just eight teams left at the 2022 World Cup, we keep it simple: these are the eight players who could have a major influence on the quarterfinals, from Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi to -- you guessed it -- Lionel Messi.

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What to know about each team, predictions, schedule and more

With the quarterfinals set, we bring you one key factor and player to know ahead of the matchups, plus predictions.

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