The FIFA World Cup Qatar has given us many surprises. We saw Argentina lose to Saudi Arabia. We also saw Cameroon beat Brazil. Add to it Japan and Korea having a splendid tournament. So, has the European dominance in world football come to an end? The answer isn’t very clear but yes, there is a certain shift of power. We have often seen the Latin American teams making it very difficult for the Europeans but the rise of the Asian and African teams is something worth-noticing. The FIFA World Cup Qatar has a lot more in store for us. Here is a look:
Japan beat Germany in FIFA World Cup Qatar:
Japan beat Germany and knocked them out of the FIFA World Cup Qatar. The Germans did not expect this hiccup. Japan had some of the most effective attacking styles of football. They held the game tight for the first 90 minutes and scored on a counterattack in the 94th minute. The result of the game was 1-0. Further, the Japan team also managed to qualify for the “Round of 16”. In their game against Croatia, which went into penalties, they succumbed to the pressure and lost 3-1.
The Republic of Korea beat Portugal in FIFA World Cup Qatar:
The Republic of Korea also managed to make it to the “Round of 16”. They beat Portugal 2-1 in the group stage. Based on that result the qualification was fixed Their qualification was crucial as this FIFA World Cup Qatar saw 3 Asian/Para-Asian nations qualify for the knockout stages. Son Hun Min was their key player and he came to the party when it mattered the most.
Senegal and Cameroon have Successful Campaigns:
Cameroon became the first African nation to defeat Brazil at the FIFA World Cup. The last-minute strike by Aboubakar saw them beat the Latin American squad. Senegal on the other hand was the African nation apart from Morrocco that managed to qualify for the “Round of 16”. The key players for Senegal were Koulibaly and Boulaye Dia. Senegal showed great attacking football.
Morocco Qualify for Quarter-Finals beating Spain:
Morocco and its success story will go down for ages. This is the team that has beaten a prime Spanish team and has earned its place in the quarter-finals. Achraf Hakimi and Hakim Ziyech have been the flag bearers of the footballing spirit in the nation. Both the boys will be keen on making an impact and getting a spot in the semi-finals.
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