The Round of 16 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup is in progress and 5 teams that are among the Top 10 teams in FIFA Men’s Ranking are already out of the World Cup. Although, one can not predict the exact results of a football match. But this time the football lovers have witnessed amazingly unexpected results.
Which of the teams are out of the World Cup 2018?
Germany, Argentina, Portugal, Spain, and Poland.
Germany was the most unexpected and the first elimination of the 2018 World Cup. The former world champion lost their first match against Mexico by 0 – 1. In second match they beaten Sweden by 2 -1, and in the 3rd Group match, they were lost to South Korea by 2 – 0. They were even unable to advance to the knockout stage and were badly humiliated by the smaller teams.
They were drawn into the Group H of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. They were beaten by Senegal and Columbia in the first 2 matches while they defeated Japan by 1 – 0. They were also unable to qualify for the knockout stages.
Argentina was one of the favorite teams to win the 2018 World Cup because of Lionel Messi. All eyes were on Lionel Messi. But he couldn’t drive his team to even Quarter-finals. First, they played a draw with Iceland and then were beaten by Croatia. In their 3rd match, they defeated Nigeria to advance to the knockout stage. In the Group of 16 match, France defeated them by 4 – 3.
Portugal wasn’t among the top 4 to win this World Cup. But still, fans had very high expectations because of Cristiano Ronaldo. They played a draw against Iran and Spain and defeated Morocco. In the Group of 16 match, they were beaten by Uruguay.
Spain was among the favorite teams to win Russia 2018 World Cup. They had a balanced squad. They also played 2 draw matches with Portugal and Morocco while defeated Iran. In the Round of 16 match, they were beaten by Russia 4 – 3 on Penalty Shoutout.
We can expect some more unexpected results in upcoming matches.