A great first in 8th grade

Emmanuel LANGELLIER, Media365: published on Saturday December 03, 2022 at 09:57

The table of the 8th finals of this 2022 World Cup is known. It will be the scene of a great premiere.

That’s it, the 2022 World Cup has just taken a first big step in Qatar. The group stage is over and she has delivered her verdict. At the end of a new day – the 13th – rich in twists and emotions, the first round of the 22nd edition has ended and the 8th finals are known. On Friday afternoon, South Korea overthrew Portugal (3-2) and clinched their ticket to the knockout phase while Uruguay dominated Ghana (2-0) for nothing, when it was played to within a goal. But the Koreans scored more and were rewarded…

Africa, absent from the 8th in 2018, returns

Then in the evening, it was Switzerland’s turn to validate their place in the Top 16 thanks to their victory over Serbia (3-2). For its part, Brazil fell to Cameroon (0-1) whose victory was useless in group G. No team therefore finished with 3 wins and 9 points in the bag, a first since 1994. The table of 8th has therefore been fully drawn up and conceals a great first in the history of the competition. Indeed, all continents (except Antarctica) will be represented, which had never been the case since the first edition in 1934.

All the continents are there, a first since 1934

The American continent will be represented with the United States, Argentina and Brazil. Africa, absent from the 8th round in 2018, will have the honor of having Morocco and Senegal in the round of 16, Asia will be led by South Korea and Japan while Europe will be represented by England, Croatia, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland. Finally, Australia will represent Oceania with dignity. The first 8th opposes the Netherlands to the United States, Saturday (4:00 p.m.). In the evening, Australia will try to achieve the feat against Argentina (8:00 p.m.).

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