The second day of the World Cup is behind us: who will stop Brazil and France?
The second round in Qatar also ends and now the 2022 World Championship is in full swing.
All the teams are at the odd of two games played and the sensations received after the first round of group games haven’t changed too much.
France and Brazil
Someone stop Mbappé and Vinicius. The greats of the World Cup are still theirs, certainties even after the second group match. The victory of the transalpines over Denmark delivers the next round – the defending champions who don’t get out of the group are already news – to Deschamps and now he could even join the group Benzema, who appears to have recovered from his injury. Brazil does not stroll with Switzerland but Casemiro worth the three points and the qualification waiting to understand who will follow the green and gold. Among the big few other certainties. Honorable mention also to Portugal from Cristiano Ronaldo: 6 points and the passage of the round already conquered as first in the standings.
You postpone them
The obstacle Germany was not easy, but for the Spain from Louis Enrique there is still everything to play. After the 7 goals in their debut, the Germans are a tough nut to crack, the 1-1 draw leaves room for both hopes. Even Southgate’s England are not enthusiastic: the 0-0 draw against the United States disappoints, now the face-to-face with Iran will be followed by the whole world. It’s not just the 3 points up for grabs. There Croatia listless debut gives way to the beautiful and arrembante of the 4-1 against Canada – another national team already eliminated like the hosts of Qatar – while Argentina relies on Messi’s talent to get back up against Mexico and now entrusts their hopes of qualifying to 10. In the same group also Poland, the last opponent for the Albiceleste: a challenge against Lewandowski for the next round at the taste of Barcelona.
The second day was full of joys for the African national teams: the Morocco scrambles Belgium, the Cameroon stops Serbia’s comeback and doesn’t throw in the towel, the Senegal without Mane wins against the Qatar. But the surprises don’t come only from the old continent: Iran beats Wales and plays all out against the USA, Australia dreams of the round of 16 and Costa Rica beats the Japan reopening games in Group E with Spain and Germany.
Definitely your hosts Qatar, eliminated without too many words. Then Canada, another eliminated: the team making its absolute debut in a World Cup has only been preparing for 2026, when the tournament will be played “at home”. The quality is there, the desire as well. And then the Belgium: “We are old” he says DeBruyne but to be overtaken by Morocco in that way there must be something else. There Germany still hopes for the venture as well as the Mexico by Lozano: only 1 point in two games. South Korea is also hanging by a thread, who should beat Cristiano Ronaldo in the last group game to hope for qualification.