2022 FIFA Globalism The cup witnessed a good number of surprises in terms of results, such as Saudi Arabia’s victory over Argentina 2-1, and Japan over Germany, by the same margin, in the group stage.
Tunisia also outlasted France who had a great rotation, but the defending champions had already booked their place in the round of 16. Likewise, Argentina also shook off defeat on the opening day to qualify for the knockout rounds.
As the group stage draws to a close, there have already been some big teams dispatched in the first round of the finals.
Denmark, ranked 10th in the world, beat Australia from Group D, as the first did not win a single match in Qatar 2022.
Mexico, ranked 13th in the world, was unlucky to see their World Cup camp end in the group stage for the first time in 20 years.
Wales and Iran, ranked 19th and 20th in the world, fail to get past the likes of England and the United States from Group B.
Among the remaining female athletes in groups E, F, G and H, Germany, Belgium and Uruguay are in danger of not qualifying.
Belgium, ranked second in the world, will qualify for the round of 16 by defeating Croatia, while a draw will be sufficient only if Morocco loses to Canada, with the start of the game on goal difference. Defeat would see them out.
From the same group, 12th seeded Croatia skipped if they won or drew, but if they lost, Luka Modric & Co. would need to eliminate Canada to beat Morocco, in which case goal difference would be required to separate Zlatko Dalic’s side from the squad. Atlas black.
Germany, seeded 11th, must pick up three points to stay in the competition, as a win over Costa Rica coupled with Spain’s win over Japan will lead to qualification. A tie between Luis Enrique’s team and the Samurai Blue, or a victory for Japan, would take the equation down to goal difference. All other results would see Hansi Flick’s men out of the competition.
Ranked 14th, Uruguay will be eliminated if they lose or draw but can still get a win if South Korea does not beat Portugal. If both teams are victorious, second place will be decided between them by goal difference.
Switzerland, ranked 15th in the world, will be absent if it is defeated by Serbia, but it will come out with a win.
Finally, Italy, who are sixth in the FIFA rankings, have not qualified for the World Cup finals all together, making them the highest-ranked team in the world not to play in the competition.
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