The FIFA World Cup in Qatar has been off to a flying start as we have witnessed some intense battles, action and drama already. It’s been a week since the World Cup started and here we shall have a look at how things went over this period.
Saka stars as England Smash Six Goals Past Iran
The opening day of the FIFA World Cup witnessed a high-scoring game as England won 6-2 against Iran. Young winger Bukayo Saka shone in that victory as he scored a brace. Iran forward Mehdi Taremi also scored two goals in that contest but his efforts got overshadowed by Saka’s fiery performance and Iran’s loss.
Saudi Arabia, Japan Take Giants Down
Saudi Arabia and Japan pulled off two of the biggest upsets of this World Cup as they defeated Argentina and Germany respectively in their opening encounters. Both teams won 2-1 and made a comeback after being a goal behind in the match.
Spain Start Off With Massive Win
An exciting Spanish squad got their FIFA World Cup campaign off to a flying start as they smashed seven goals past a hapless Costa Rica. Ferran Torres scored twice, whereas Dani Olmo, Marco Asensio, Gavi, Carlos Soler and Alvaro Morata also contributed with a goal each.
Cristiano Ronaldo Sets A New Record
The Portuguese star converted a penalty in their 3-2 win over Ghana to become the first player in football history to score in five different World Cups. His goal proved to be an emotional moment for him and came in the wake of his exit from Manchester United.
Neymar Suffers An Unfortunate Injury
Brazil registered a clinical 2-0 win over Serbia in their opening encounter of the World Cup but their star forward Neymar got sidelined as he sustained an ankle injury during the match. Neymar had to walk off during the 80th minute and scans later revealed that he needs extensive sessions of physiotherapy to play at the later stages of the World Cup once again.
Morocco Upset Belgium
Belgium started their World Cup campaign with a narrow win over Canada but they couldn’t get at the right end of the result in the second game as they lost 2-0 to Morocco. The match was goalless for a long time but R Saiss scored from a freekick to give Morocco the lead and Z Aboukhlal scored again in injury time to seal the deal for his team.