Brazil, France, England, Argentina, and Portugal have already confirmed the knockout stage in Qatar World Cup 2022. However, several favorite teams are in danger of leaving. Today is the day of farewell! Last year’s runners-up Croatia is facing Belgium today.
The four-time World Cup winners Germany will play against Costa Rica at the Al Bait Stadium. Spain faces Japan at the Khalifa International Stadium. On the other hand, Croatia-Belgium is facing each other in the high-voltage match of Group F at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium.
Which favorites will depart today? The Germans were the biggest threat after being defeated by Japan. They also got only one point against Spain. Today their opponent is Costa Rica. Although the name is simple, their game is not easy at all. Costa Rica, who beat Japan, will play for a draw today. A point will earn them a chance to play in the knockout stages. Even though Spain played great football in this World Cup, their fears did not go away. The Spanish have to at least draw against Japan today. However, if Japan-Spain draws, chances will decrease for Germany and Costa Rica. In that case, one of the two teams must win. Even after this, the four-time champion Germany can be eliminated! However, the German coach Hans Flick said yesterday, “We will play for a big win.” The question was, how many goals do you want? Flick said, ‘I can’t tell you the number. But we want a big win. Spain gave 7 goals to Costa Rica. Can Germany? A different kind of thing will happen in the Germany-Costa Rica match today. For the first time, a woman will be seen as a referee in the World Cup. She is Stephanie Fra part from France.
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Last World Cup finalist Croatia and FIFA ranking number 2 Belgium are waiting for a tough fight today. Croatia drew with Morocco but lost to Canada. On the other hand, Belgium, which defeated Canada, lost to Morocco. Croatia and Morocco have collected 4 points in Group F. Belgium has 3 points. If Morocco wins against Canada today, the danger will increase for the two favorites. If Croatia-Belgium draws, then Croatia will go to the knockout stage. Belgium must win to secure the knockout stage. Croatia-Belgium have met a total of eight times before. Both teams have won three times. Draw twice. However, the two teams have never met before in the final stage of the World Cup.