Best photo from every World Cup knockout match
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As the world's best players clashed in Russia with their hopes for glory on the line, the best photojournalists were on hand to capture the unbridled joy and heart-wrenching disappointment that played out on the pitch. Here are the best photos from every elimination match in Russia.

Round of 16

France 4 - 3 Argentina

Uruguay 2 - 1 Portugal

Russia 1 - 1 Spain (4-3 on penalties)

Croatia 1 - 1 Denmark (3-2 on penalties)

Brazil 2 - 0 Mexico

Belgium 3 - 2 Japan

Sweden 1 - 0 Switzerland

England 1 - 1 Colombia (4-3 on penalties)

Quarter-finals

France 2 - 0 Uruguay

Belgium 2 - 1 Brazil

England 2 - 0 Sweden

Croatia 2 - 2 Russia (4-3 on penalties)

Semi-finals

France 1 - 0 Belgium

Croatia 2 - 1 England

Final

France 4 - 2 Croatia

(Photos courtesy: Getty Images)

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