This World Cup Group and Knockout Stages Bracket diagram depicts the competition's second and final stage, following the group stage. It will begin on December 3 with the round of 16 and conclude on December 18 with the final match, which will be held at Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail. The top two teams from each group (a total of sixteen) will advance to the knockout stage, where they compete in a single elimination tournament. A third-place playoff will also be held between the two losing semifinal teams. If a match is tied after 90 minutes of normal play in the knockout stage, extra time will be played (two periods of 15 minutes each).