There are no FIFA World Cup matches scheduled for today.
The World Cup will resume when Brazil takes on Croatia in the quarterfinals on December 9.
The Round of 16 concluded with Portugal’s 6-1 demolition of Switzerland.
Alongside Portugal, France, England, Croatia, Brazil, and Morocco qualified for the quarterfinals.
It has been a gruelling schedule for teams, with little breaks between their three group games and the resulting knockout match, with the hot climate in Qatar further draining the energy stores of players.
The days without games allows for teams to have more time to recover for their next match to ensure that players do not get overworked and injured, especially given that the tournament is right in the middle of an already congested club season.