Let’s look at the matchups:
There were a feww upsets in the group stage, including hosts Qatar becoming the first host country to lose their first game and failing to make the knockout stage. Germany, ranked 11th in the world, missed the knockout stages, tying with Spain in the group stage but failing to advance on goal differential. Mexico, ranked 13th also failed to advance, as did Belgium (ranked #2) and Uruguay (ranked #14.)
Look for the following teams to advance to the next round: Netherlands, Australia, Japan, Brazil, England, France, Spain, and Portugal.