FIFA World Cup 2022 has given a good treat for all football lovers so far. It was mixed up with a lot of dramas and controversies. FIFA World Cup 2022 was like a meal with all tastes. The game has showered a ray of hope on a few and also some disappointment.
As we all know, FIFA World Cup 2022 first round has come to an end on December 2 (Friday), with a remarkable last match between Brazil and Cameroon. Despite victory in the match, Cameroon have been eliminated from the group stage in their last six appearances at the World Cup. They last reached the knockout stages in 1990.
This season few favourite teams have been pulled down. At the same time, Japan and South Korea have pulled off some upsets to go through in Qatar World Cup 2022.
The group stages were full fun loaded. However, Europeans gave us all a shocking performance. Germany and Belgium were knocked out and Spain was also merely undergoing the same case. Argentina bounced to the top from an unexpected first-match defeat. Moreover, the Asian game was amazing all this season. With the same enthusiasm, let us enjoy the future games of RO16.
The top 16 teams of the FIFA World Cup 2022
From group A, Netherlands and Senegal got qualified for RO16. England and USA outshined group B. Ecuador, Qatar, Iran and Wales got eliminated from the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Argentina and Poland from group C enter RO16. From group D, France and Australia got the ticket to enter the next level of the carnival. Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Denmark exited the show.
Japan and Spain from group E and Morocco and Croatia from group F qualify for RO16. Germany, Costa Rica, Belgium and Canada are leaving home.
Brazil and Switzerland from group G levels up with equal points on the table. Portugal and South Korea from group H are also playing in RO16. Cameroon, Serbia, Uruguay and Ghana pack their bags.
FIFA World Cup 2022: How, Where and When?
FIFA World Cup 2022 RO16 begins today December 3, 2022, with the mega clash between Netherlands and USA at 8:30 pm IST. The FIFA World Cup round of 16 matches will be telecasted live on Sports18 and Sports18 HD and live streaming on ‘Jio cinema’ in India.
There are total of eight games to be played in the round of 16. The list of matches of RO16 are,
- Netherlands vs USA
- Argentina vs Australia
- Japan vs Croatia
- Portugal vs Switzerland
- France vs Poland
- Senegal vs England
- Morocco vs Spain
- South Korea vs Brazil
The Netherlands are unbeaten in their last 19 World Cup games against non-European nations since a 3-2 loss to brazil in the 1994 quarter-final. On the same hand, the USA remains winless in their last 11 World Cup games against European nations since beating Portugal 3-2 in 2002.
And also the Netherlands have reached at least the quarter finals in four of their last five appearances at the World Cup. Hence, it is going to be an exciting, match tonight today. Football watchers are amused about the upcoming games and waiting to enjoy the twist and flavour of the sport.