Sports News Headlines: World Cup 2022 Tops and Misses
Last week the World Cup 2022 play off rounds have started. We got some big surprises here!
Who surprised us and who impressed us the most?
Let’s have a look at the teams and performances!
Who Qualified to Round of 16?
From Group A, Netherlands and Senegal have qualified for the next round, as expected.
From Group B, England and the USA have qualified for the next round.
Also in Group C, we don’t have any surprises. Argentina and Poland qualified for Round of 16.
From Group D, we got France and Australia to the Round of 16.
In Group E, we got the biggest surprise: Germany left out of the tournament, Japan topped the group and Spain were 2nd.
Also in Group F we have a surprise, Belgium left out from the tournament. Morocco and Croatia are in the next round.
In Group G, as expected Brazil and Switzerland qualified for Round of 16.
In Group H, we have another surprise, Uruguay are back home. Portugal and South Korea qualified for the next round.
Round of 16 Matches
4 Round of 16 matches were played last week:
Netherlands 3-1 USA
Argentina 2-1 Australia
France 3-1 Poland
England 3-0 Senegal
We have no surprises here, favorites beat the opponents and qualified for Quarter-finals. Let’s just mention the impressive performances of France and England .. and, Mbappe was brilliant!
TOP News of the Last Week
England coach Gareth Southgate on their Quarter-Final opponents, France: “It’s the biggest test we could face.”
England’s Sterling will return home from WC after armed break-in.
Scoring the 52nd goal against Poland, Olivier Giroud have become the France National top goalscorer ever!
Kylian Mbappé now has 9 World Cup goals in 2 editions, same goals as Lionel Messi, but 3 World Cups less than Messi.
Brazil coach Tite confirms Neymar will play against South Korea: “He will train with us this afternoon, if everything goes well, he will play”.