FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called the 2022 World Cup taking place in Qatar the biggest competition in history. This is because many new records have been created since the first matchday on November 20.
According to Gianni, this World Cup has more than two billion spectators. And for the first time in the history of the tournament, there will be representatives from every continent in the round of 16.
The reason for the Qatar World Cup is the best in history
1. A great victory was won.
This World Cup has seen a large number of important goals scored. The only team to ever score seven goals in one game is Spain. Although only England and Portugal have scored six goals between them in one game. The next team, Costa Rica, have scored four goals in just one game.
2. There will be many surprises
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Of course you still remember how Saudi Arabia won over Argentina in that match (2-1). The Saudi team was able to equalize in the 48th minute. Then they scored the winner in the 53rd minute. In this case, many people were caught off guard by how well the Green Falcon performed.
However, Argentina is currently one of the favorites to bring home the trophy. Argentina’s previous loss to Saudi Arabia has become irrelevant. To commemorate the victory, King Salman granted a day off for all government employees.
Germany vs Japan
Of course, before the match took place, many people thought that Germany would be the winner of this match. On the other hand, the Japanese national team managed to ward off this assumption. They were able to find a way to reply to Ilkay Gundoga’s goal. They scored the decisive goal that ended the German pride that night.
South Korea vs Portugal
At the 2022 World Cup, the match between the Portugal and South Korea national teams could not be separated from unexpected twists and turns. Despite the fact that Portugal is the consensus favorite to win the group stage game. The Portuguese national team has no choice but to recognize the greatness and agility of the South Korean squad. Evidently, Son Heung-min cs successfully won over Portugal with a score of 2-1.
3. The strong team was knocked out in the first round
The most prominent appearance at the 2022 World Cup due to the inactive attitude of the Der Panzer squad during the opening match against Iran, made them receive a lot of attention. Even so, their ability is not very strong in the field. Evidenced by the fact that the Costa Rican national team was the only team they were able to beat. They barely even qualified to advance to the round of 16.
There is widespread consensus that the Spanish national team will emerge victorious at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, especially after they overcame the challenge of the group stage and qualified for the next round. However, the assumption that many people have is wrong because La Roja was only able to survive until the round of 16.
Belgium, despite having a number of star players who are at the peak of their careers, seems to be lacking in Qatar. After the group stage ended, they were unable to advance to the round of 16. Because their only win came against the Canadian national team.
4. Morocco made it to the semifinals
As a result of their wins over Belgium and Canada and their draw with Croatia, Morocco advanced to the last 16. They surprised everyone by winning the round of 16 match against Spain on penalties. Then they won the quarter final match against Portugal with a score of 1-0. After that, in the semi-finals, they will face defending champion France who is waiting for them.