Here’s everything that happened at the World Cup today.
Morocco and Croatia put on a defensive clinic on Wednesday, but unfortunately it meant another scoreless draw. In the 2018 World Cup, the entire tournament ended in a single scoreless draw. This year, there are already three.
It’s not regret Argentina–Saudi Arabia But Japan’s comeback win against Germany had twice as much drama as Monday’s match. With 75 minutes to go, Japan got two late goals from their substitutes Ritsu Tone And Takuma Asano. Japan’s place in the knockout stages is far from certain – it still has to face a hungry Spain side – but it was an incredible result.
For Germany, Wednesday marked its third straight defeat in the opening game of a major tournament, unlike Argentina, Die Mannschaft Not the highest-ranked team in its group – that title belongs to Spain.
Spain beat Costa Rica 7-0 on Wednesday to become the highest scoring team in a World Cup match. More importantly, it managed to get three points and top Group E on goal difference. Failing that, it’s safe to assume Spain will win that tiebreaker.
Canada had every chance to take the wind out of Belgium’s sails, but it didn’t convert any of its 22 shots on goal. Belgium, on the other hand, converted one of its nine attempts and finished with a lower xG (0.76) than Canada (2.61). In a tournament full of upsets, one was not on the cards for Canada on Wednesday. Maybe that will come against Croatia on Sunday (11 a.m. ET on FS1 and the FOX Sports app)
Goal of the day
Tone deserves all the praise he gets for the game-winning goal against Germany, not just because of what it meant for Japan, but because of how improbable the angle was. Seriously, how did that shot go in?
Assist of the day
Toby AlderweireldA perfectly placed length ball Michy Batshuayi The tie between Belgium and Canada was broken and the Red Devils took three points in their World Cup opener. Who said center backs can’t be players?
Belgium’s Michy Batshuayi scores against Canada in the 44th minute.
Watch Belgium’s Michy Batshuayi score a goal against Canada in the 44′ at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.
Save the day
Thibaut Courtois He showed why he is considered the best goalkeeper in the world against Canada. Courtois made a great save as Belgium were in danger of going 1-0 down with a volley into the box. Alphonsa Davis.
Thibaut Courtois saved Belgium’s penalty kick attempt
Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois made an incredible penalty kick save after Canada drew a volley at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
There are those who argue that Courtois should have saved another penalty in the first half, and they may be right, but in reality, he only saved what he needed to and Belgium won.
A must-see moment
Before Canada and Belgium started, Fox Sports analyst Stu Holden Alphonso Davis warmed up.
Unfortunately for Canada, Holden is tied (and retired) to America.
If we assume that Brazil Going to run away with the top spot in Group G – feeling funny about the number of defeats in the tournament so far – then Switzerland, Cameroon and Serbia All are in contention for second place. Switzerland vs Cameroon is the first leg of that race.
Uruguay may not be star-studded Portugal, but it has tons of quality in its ranks and could finish top of the group, especially with all the noise surrounding Portugal at the moment. But first, it must be overcome Son Hyung-min and South Korea.
After a disastrous start to the Premier League season with Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo A strong comeback performance on the World Cup stage has a chance to put everything right – nothing can be seen as a failure by one of the greatest players of this generation.
Brazil found its rival, Argentinato lose Saudi Arabia On Tuesday. It will be hoping to avoid the same fate against a very tough Serbia side led by the striker duo. Alexander Mitrovic And Dusan Vilahovic. Either way, it should be fun.
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