Germany is out of the next round of the World Cup.
Japan beat Spain 2-1.
New Delhi. The group stage matches in the FIFA World Cup 2022 have come to an end. But now the tournament has moved towards a new adventure. From the beginning, big ups and downs have been seen in the World Cup. In such a situation, some big teams have also been out of 16. One of them is the name of 2014 World Cup winner Germany, who had to be eliminated even after winning the last match of the group stage. At the same time, the matches between the top 16 teams of 8 groups will start from today.
Apart from Germany, the world’s number-2 team Belgium has also not been able to enter the next round. On 1 December, a match was played between Belgium and Croatia which ended 0-0. It was only after this match that Belgium got eliminated while Croatia entered the pre-quarterfinals with 5 points. On the other hand, talking about Germany, the team equaled Spain by winning against Costa Rica in the last match. Both the teams had 4-4 points and the decision was now on the difference of goals. In which the German team could not succeed in defeating Spain. Germany’s goal difference is +1 while Spain has entered the next round with +6.
Japan made a reversal
After registering a win against Costa Rica, Germany’s eyes were fixed on the match against Japan and Spain. But Japan made a big upset in the last match. However, if Spain had defeated Japan, the way forward for Germany would have been clear. But the Japanese team thrashed Spain 2-1 and qualified for the next round with 6 points. Despite this defeat, the Spanish team has qualified for the off-16.
Brazil reaches knockout even after losing to Cameroon, Switzerland defeats Serbia
Brazil and Portugal have already qualified
The teams of Brazil and Portugal had already qualified for the knockout matches. But the results of the rest of the teams were yet to come. Both the teams had to face defeat in the last match of the group stage. Cameroon defeated Brazil while Switzerland beat Portugal to make it to the round of 16. Apart from Brazil and Portugal, 14 teams are as follows – France, Netherlands, Senegal, USA, England, Poland, Argentina, Mexico, Croatia, Morocco, Spain, Japan, South Korea and Switzerland.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : December 03, 2022, 07:26 IST