Goncalo Ramos scored three goals to help Portugal defeat Switzerland 6-1 in the Round of 16 at Qatar 2022.
The 21-year-old, earning his fourth cap, also laid on one assist as Portugal secured a quarter-final with Morocco, who edged Spain 3-0 on penalties.
So who were the last five players to score hat-tricks on the World Cup stage?
Harry Kane: England vs. Panama
Harry Kane was the last player to score a hat-trick in the World Cup, as England beat Panama 4-0 in their second match in Russia in 2018.
The Tottenham Hotspur striker had two goals in the first match against Tunisia, but he went on to score six times in total and win the Golden Boot as England went on to reach the semi-finals before losing to Croatia.
Kane scored twice in the last 16 against Colombia before his hat-trick against Panama. He had already scored twice when England beat Tunisia 2-1 during the group stages of Russia 2018.
Ronaldo: Portugal vs. Spain
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in Portugal’s 3-3 draw against Spain in the group stages of the World Cup in Russia.
The former Real Madrid player took just four minutes to break the deadlock from the penalty spot, and he later added a second on the cusp of halftime as goalkeeper David de Gea fumbled his shot.
His third goal came when he curled home an incredible free kick against De Gea, who had already been beaten twice by Ronaldo.
The result was enough for Portugal to finish second in Group B behind Spain, with both teams progressing to the round of 16.
Xhaqiri: Switzerland vs. Honduras
In the 2014 World Cup, Switzerland vs. Honduras was a game that pitted two teams against each other to secure second place in Group E behind France. The Swiss team needed to win this game by a margin of 4 goals or more to qualify for Round 16.
The first half saw both teams head into the break at 0-0, but the second half began with the Swiss scoring twice within 8 minutes to take control of the game. Xhaqiri had already scored Switzerland’s first goal, and he also got their third goal which secured them second place in Group E.
Thomas Muller: Germany vs. Portugal
Thomas Muller is one of Germany’s most important players, and he has continued his form by scoring a hat-trick against Portugal in the World Cup.
Muller scored a goal in each half as Germany defeated Portugal 4-0 to reach the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Saturday. The result marked the first time Portugal conceded four goals in a World Cup fixture.
It took only 12 minutes for Muller to find the back of the net after Mesut Ozil set him up. The German forward then doubled his side’s lead before halftime with an excellent finish inside the box.