Group stage win uncertainties : FIFA World Cup 2022

The Group stages of the ongoing FIFA World cup 2022 has seen a lot of uncertainties as to who is going to be the match winner or who ends up winning the match at the end of the game when two teams lock horns.

Before the start of the world cup finals, many sports experts and also football enthusiasts make predictions about the game fixtures, as to which team will win which match according to the set which has been allotted to the teams and the match fixtures.

But here, in the 2022 edition of the FIFA World Cup which id being hosted by Qatar, we see that top footballing nations are falling at the hands of the more average teams if not weak, because at this level of football we can never consider any team as weak.

Some matches results came as an excellent footballing display by the underdogs, while the others had a little bit of luck favoring the underdogs. In no ways the score cards can judge as to who played the better game. But sometimes we have to admit that it was just not the day for a particular team.

Therefore, as you read further into this article you will find few examples of such matches that we have come up with, where the much bigger name of football have lost against the underdogs in the group stage matches of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022.

Argentina’s defeat against Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia shocked Argentina by defeating them by 2 goals to 1 in the very start of the group stages matches of the ongoing football world cup, much to the dismay of the Argentinian fans.

This match was also a shocker for many football lovers and followers and it is nothing new to know how much following does Lionel Messi and his team has among football lovers all around the world.

The much high line of defense played by Saudi Arabia in the game made Argentina fall offside even though the ball found the net at the back of the Saudi goal post on several occasions.

Saudi Arabia won the match 2 – 1.

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Germany’s defeat against Japan

Like Argentina, Germany too faced defeat against the formidable Japanese side. The results of the match came as a shocker for the vibrant German fans all over the world.

The Four times World champions suffered a shock against Japan who played excellent football at the second half of the match, despite Germany having the upper hand in the first half of the match by a goal.

The Japanese side capitalized on the rather weak game played by Germany in the second half of the match according to the German standards, and won the match 2 – 1.

Spain’s defeat against Japan

Another European footballing powerhouse was defeated by Japan with a scoreline of 2 – 1 in the group stages of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022.

Japan produced yet another spectacular comeback at the second half of the match from being 0 – 1 down in the first half of the game.

In this way Japan made it to the knockout stages of the tournament. It can also be noted that Japan has lost against Costa Rica in the group stage match.

Portugal’s defeat against South Korea

Another big name of the football world, i,e. Portugal lost its group stage match against South Korea. This defeat is also a shocker for because of the amount of support Cristiano Ronaldo and his team has all over the world.

South Korea from being down 1 – 0 at the first half of the match produced amazing efforts at the second half and went on to win the match 2 – 0, with the winning goal coming at the last minutes injury time of the match.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Did South Korea made it to the round of 16?

Yes, with the win against Portugal in the group stage match, South Korea made it to the knockout stage of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022.

Did Japan made it to the Round of 16?

Yes, Japan made it to the knockout stage of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022.

Is Germany out of the FIFA World Cup 2022?

Yes, Germany is out of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Is Spain Out of the FIFA World Cup 2022?

Yes, as the points table of the Group Stage matches stands, it is predictable that both Spain and Germany are out of the 2022 world cup in the group stages. Costa Rica advances to the Round of 16.

To conclude

Though this article we have tried to bring into light the group stage win uncertainties in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 which is being played in Qatar.

Some big names of European football are likely to exit the tournament from the group stage itself, which we also see some Asian teams playing excellent football and being a reason for the big names setbacks.

However it is, we are witnessing an excellent football tournament with very less one sided results. It is likely that the tournament will get even more exciting as it moves on to the knockout stages. What is your say about it?

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