France continued the weekend of upsets when they knocked out series leaders Fiji in the Cup quarterfinals in Dubai.
Fiji were lethargic but France played a superb tactical match, keeping the ball for long periods and just not giving Fiji a chance.
France's line outs and breakdown work were superb and Fiji had no answer, as the French recorded an 8-5 victory.
As reward for their superb play France will play Samoa on the Cup semifinals, while New Zealand - who had ended Portugal's dream run with a emphatic 28-7 win - will meet Kenya in the other semifinal.
Samoa and Kenya accounted for Wales and Canada respectively - both winning by 19-7.
We look at all the Day Two drama in Dubai.
It was a long-range penalty by Paul Albaladejo that gave France their 8-5 win over Fiji, who seemed a shadow of the team that won in the opening round on the Gold Coast.
France hold the ball for virtually the entire first half against Fiji and they get their reward right on half-time, with a try to Jean Baptiste Gobolet.
Fiji finally get their chance and they hit back with a try to Peni Vaciloa and at 5-all it and more than three minutes remaining, seemed the Pacific islanders would kick on. However, Albaladejo slotted the winning penalty to knock Fiji out.
Portugal, who on Day One had beaten both South African and England, started like a house on fire against the All Blacks - Diogo Miranda getting the opening try and the conversion giving them a 7-0 lead.
However, that was to be their last score.
The Kiwis hit back with tries to Tomasi Cama and Kurt Baker and held a 14-7 half-time lead. Another try to Cama and a late score by Sherwin Stowers saw the Kiwis wrap up an easy win.
Kenya booked their semifinal place and a date with New Zealand after they accounted for Canada - Wily Ambaka scoring the decisive try. It was a great result for Mike Friday's men, who reached their second consecutive Cup semifinal.
Patrick Faapale scored the decisive try for Samoa as they clinched a hard fought 19-7 victory over Wales. Samoa will now face France in the Cup semifinals.
New Zealand 28-7 Portugal
Canada 7-19 Kenya
Samoa 19-7 Wales
Fiji 5-8 France
South Africa, who had failed to make the Cup competition for the first time in more than a decade, had too much in the tank for a willing Russian team and after a slow start - which saw the Russians take a 12-5 half-time lead - the BlitzBokke raced to a 25-12 win.
Argentina continued England's miserable run in the 2012/13 IRB World Series when they beat them 24-14 and relegated England to the lowly Shield competition - the lowest tier in Sevens.
Scotland accounted for Australia (29-14) and the United State edged Spain (14-12) in the other Bowl quarterfinals.
The US will now meet South Africa in the Bowl quarterfinal, while Scotland and Argentina go head-to-head in the other semifinal.
Argentina 24-14 England
Australia 14-29 Scotland
South Africa 25-12 Russia
Spain 12-14 United States
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