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Major occurrences at the 2022 FIFA World Cup

There were so many exciting moments throughout the 2022 FIFA World Cup, including significant upsets, incredible goal quality, and many issues that surrounded the competition. Ultimately, Argentina won the title for the third time overall and for the first time in the outstanding player Lionel Messi's career. With 7 goals and 3 assists, Messi not only took home the Golden Ball for the competition, but he also played a major role in his team's triumph. By winning the World Cup,…
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Key stats from Japan’s famous victory against Germany

"Japan soccer concept. National team play" (CC BY 2.0) by focusonmore.com The 2022 FIFA World Cup lived up to its billing as soon as it began, with some of the most famous upsets in the tournament's history occurring within days of each other. One such result was when Japan beat four-time World Cup champions Germany 2-1 in the group stages. Germany had taken the lead in the first half thanks to a penalty converted by Ilkay Gundogan before Japan’s Ritsu…
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Performing above expectations at the 2018 World Cup

Along with every World Cup competition, there are always a few surprises that occur. Seemingly every time there are some teams that fail to live up to expectations while others exceed them. The 2018 World Cup was no exception with the top two favourites, Brazil and Germany, being eliminated early from the competition. Germany within the opening rounds and Brazil in the quarter final. On the other hand, there were many teams that did well in the competition, improving significantly…
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Some World Cup outsiders – and some red hot tips!

With the first week of September came an influx of teams that booked their place at next summer’s World Cup. Here, we take a look at four of the latest teams to qualify, some footage of their fans how they might fare in Russia ! Japan (150/1 – qualified 31 August 2017) Japan finished bottom of Group C in 2014 and were sent packing from a ‘Group of Death’ that also contained the Ivory Coast – arguably the best African…
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