16 crazy things about the World Cup
The football World Cup is coming to its end, and it’s time to look back at the crazy things that happened during the tournament.
The tournament has seen the most incredible matches and confrontations, from the final of the group stage to the last match of the round. Here are the most memorable moments of the tournament so far.
1. Germany vs. England
The German team was the main contender for the gold medals, but it was England who won the match. The English team was led by the legendary Sir Bobby Robson. He was a key player in the successful World Cup campaign, as he scored 6 goals and created a lot of chances for his team.
The Germans were unable to cope with the English attack, and the game ended in a draw. The Germans were the main contenders for the victory in the tournament, but they lost to England.
2. Italy vs. Spain
The Italians were the first team to enter the main draw of the World Championship. They were a little behind the Germans in the standings, but managed to qualify for the next stage of the competition.
However, the team was not able to show its best game, and lost to Spain. The Spanish team was a little weaker than its rivals, but still managed to win the match, and were able to take the gold medal.
3. Brazil vs. Germany
The Brazilian team was in a good shape, but was unable to compete with the Germans. The German team won the gold, but the Brazilian team lost to Germany in the next round.
This was the first time in the history of the world championship that the team of the legendary Ronaldo was defeated in the semifinals. The team of Ronaldo scored a lot, but Germany was able to beat them.
4. Portugal vs. Croatia
The Portuguese team was one of the main favorites of the previous tournament, and this time it was able not to win. The Portuguese team lost in the first round, and failed to qualify to the next tournament. However, the victory over Croatia was a great result for the team. The Croatian team was considered a real contender for gold medals.
5. Argentina vs. Chile
The Argentinean team was able in the group stages to win, but lost to Chile in the round of 16. The Chilean team was weaker than the Argentines, but its performance was good.
After the tournament finished, the Argentinean coach, Diego Simeone, was fired. He is the first Argentine coach to be dismissed in the World Championships.
6. Spain vs. Italy
The Spanish team won gold medals in the previous World Championship, and was able for the first and only time in history to win a gold medal in the same tournament. The Italian team was also in good shape and was in the top 4 of the rankings.
But the team lost the match against Spain. This was the second time that the Italian team lost against Spain in the finals of the European Championship.
7. Germany and Brazil vs England
In the group matches, the German team beat the English team, and then beat the Brazilians. However in the last round, the Germans lost to the English, and now the team is in a difficult position.
In order to get out of the situation, the coach of the German national team, Joachim Low, decided to play with the player of the English national team. In the match with England, the player scored a goal, and so did the team, but in the second match, the English player scored again.
At this stage, the situation of the team looks very difficult, and there is still a long way to go.
8. Germany at the World Cups
The team of Joachims is in the strongest position in the world. However the team has a long road ahead, and many players have to play at the highest level.
Germany is a team that has a lot to play for, and its main competitors are:
In addition, the main rival of the Germans is the Netherlands. The Dutch team has been in the limelight for a long time, and has a good chance of getting into the top-4.
All the German players are in good condition, and are able to play in the highest league of the international arena.
9. The future of the coach
The situation in the German football is not very stable, and Joachimi Low has to make a decision on his future. He has a chance to return to his previous position, or to stay in the team for a longer period of time.
It is obvious that the German coach will not stay in his position for long, and he will have to decide on his next move.
10. The latest news
The latest news from the world of German football are not very positive. The coach of his team, Low, has been dismissed, and his replacement is the Argentine coach, Lionel Scaloni.
Scaloni has a very good chance to succeed, as the team needs to improve its results.
There are a lot more interesting things to watch in the football world, and you can always follow the development of events on the sports statistics website.
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