Updates on the World Cup in Qatar

The first round is over, and a lot of teams had to leave the World Cup.


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A full soccer stadium with a lot of fans cheering for their team.

Maxi Hagemann, Staff Writer

Dec. 2 held the last group games, and the top-16 stand firm. Each team from this knockout round will play two games to determine if they will qualify for the quarter-finals. 

The winners will go on to their second game playing the losers. The team who loses is out, and has to leave the World Cup. 

The four teams from each bracket with a good chance of qualifying for the Qatar finals are Group A’s Netherlands, in Group B is England, in Group C is Argentina and in Group D is France.

This year’s host for the World Cup is Qatar. Unfortunately, they were eliminated in the first knockout round, with the record of 0 wins 0 draws and 3 losses. The fans of Qatar feel distraught and disappointed in their country’s effort in taking home the title for their country.

In other countries there is still the hope for the title “World Cup 2022 winner,” as in group F winner Morocco, Group G winner Brazil, and Group H winner Portugal. The group E winner, Japan, already lost against Croatia, which means they are out.

In the past 15 years, there have been many soccer legends to make an appearance in the spotlight, such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Manuel Neuer. This is their last chance to show off their skill to the rest of the world. Many fans will feel great sadness saying goodbye to their favorite soccer players in their final World Cup.

The Final will be on Dec. 18, at 7:00 a.m. PST in Qatar. Soccer fans can watch the game from anywhere, being in the comfort in their homes or in the stadium at Qatar. No matter what, everyone will be cheering for their favored team to win the World Cup.