The 2018 FIFA World Cup is underway in Russia since 14th of June. Unexpectedly, the current world champions and three former world champions failed to win their opening matches. Spain played a 3 – 3 draw against Portugal while Brazil played a 1 – 1 draw against Switzerland. The most shocking results were of Argentina vs Iceland where the debutants Icelanders played a 1 – 1 draw against Argentina and Mexico defeated the World Champions Germany by 1 – 0. So, these unexpected results have made the 2018 World Cup more interesting.
What’s next for all the teams?
Spain has a balanced team and they have shown their discipline in their game vs Portugal. It was just Cristiano Ronaldo who managed to score 3 goals otherwise Portugal was outclassed by them. They have Morocco and Iran in their group and it doesn’t look difficult for them to qualify for the next round.
Argentina has Messi. But they have Croatia and Nigeria in their group & both of these teams can give tough time to Argentina just like the debutants and a low-rank team Iceland given them a tough time.
Brazil has a number of star players in their squad and they were said to be among the Top-4 teams but they were also trapped by Switzerland in their starting match. Although 1 – 1 is not a bad result but for Brazil, Serbia and Costa Rica can become tough opponents.
Germany was the hot favorite team to win the 2018 World Cup. But they lost to Mexico in their opening match. Their other opponents also be a headache for them. Here is another interesting fact, that none of the defending champions qualified for the next round since last 5 World Cups.
What do you think will be the performance of all the teams? Will they be able to advance to the next round or not?