28 November 2022

Knockout stage one on weekend

In the next five days and nights we are going to say bye bye to the group phase duels, so that on the weekend starts the real business: the elimination part and hence the first 4 quarter-final teams would be known. But before that, beginning from phase three, a new kick off time will be introduced.

Continuation part of round 2:
28 November, Monday at 11.00 CET: Cameroon - Serbia.
28 November, Monday at 14.00 CET: South Korea - Ghana.
28 November, Monday at 17.00 CET: Brazil - Switzerland.
28 November, Monday at 20.00 CET: Portugal - Uruguay.

Round 3:
29 November, Tuesday at 16.00 CET: Ecuador - Senegal.
29 November, Tuesday at 16.00 CET: Netherlands - Qatar.
29 November, Tuesday at 20.00 CET: Islamic Republic of Iran - United States of America.
29 November, Tuesday at 20.00 CET: Wales - England.

30 November, Wednesday at 16.00 CET: Australia - Denmark.
30 November, Wednesday at 16.00 CET: Tunisia - France.
30 November, Wednesday at 20.00 CET: Poland - Argentina.
30 November, Wednesday at 20.00 CET: Saudi Arabia - Mexico.

01 December, Thursday at 16.00 CET: Croatia - Belgium.
01 December, Thursday at 16.00 CET: Canada - Morocco.
01 December, Thursday at 20.00 CET: Costa Rica - Germany.
01 December, Thursday at 20.00 CET: Japan - Spain.

02 December, Friday at 16.00 CET: Ghana - Uruguay.
02 December, Friday at 16.00 CET: South Korea - Portugal.
02 December, Friday at 20.00 CET: Cameroon - Brazil.
02 December, Friday at 20.00 CET: Serbia - Switzerland.

Last 16:
03 December, Saturday at 16.00 CET: 1A - 2B.
03 December, Saturday at 20.00 CET: 1C - 2D.

04 December, Sunday at 16.00 CET: 1D - 2C.
04 December, Sunday at 20.00 CET: 1B - 2A.

Quickest goal of the competition scored

World Cup - Qatar 2022, round 2, day 08, game 25, group E:

Japan - Costa Rica 0:1

Scorer: 0:1 80 (80.08) Keysher Fuller Spence

Stoppage time played for both halves: 0.59 + 6.20.

World Cup - Qatar 2022, round 2, night 08, game 26, group F:

Belgium - Morocco 0:2

Scorers: 0:1 73 (72.37) Abdelhamid Sabiri
               0:2 90+2 (91.51) Zakaria Aboukhlal

Stoppage time played for both halves: 3.42 + 5.11.

World Cup - Qatar 2022, round 2, night 08, game 27, group F:

Croatia - Canada 4:1

Scorers: 1:0 01 (01.08) Alphonso Davies
               1:1 36 (35.55) Andrej Kramaric
               2:1 44 (43.32) Marko Livaja
               3:1 70 (69.37) Andrej Kramaric
               4:1 90+4 (93.26) Lovro Majer

Stoppage time played for both halves: 5.01 + 6.02.

World Cup - Qatar 2022, round 2, night 08, game 28, group E:

Spain - Germany 1:1

Scorers: 1:0 62 (61.34) Alvaro Morata
               1:1 83 (82.25) Niclas Fullkrug

Stoppage time played for both halves: 2.18 + 5.47.

27 November 2022

Identical result has appeared twice

World Cup - Qatar 2022, round 2, day 07, game 21, group D:

Tunisia - Australia 0:1

Scorer: 0:1 23 (22.51) Mitchell Duke

Stoppage time played for both halves: 5.01 + 6.14.

World Cup - Qatar 2022, round 2, night 07, game 22, group C:

Poland - Saudi Arabia 2:0

Scorers: 1:0 39 (38.58) Piotr Zielinski
               2:0 82 (81.35) Robert Lewandowski

Stoppage time played for both halves: 9.58 +7.10.

- Salem al-Dawsari had a chance to equalize for Saudi Arabia on 45+1 (45.35), however his 11 metre punishment was beautifully saved.

World Cup - Qatar 2022, round 2, night 07, game 23, group D:

France - Denmark 2:1

Scorers: 1:0 61 (60.25) Kylian Mbappe
               1:1 67 (67.15) Andreas Christensen
               2:1 85 (85.10) Kylian Mbappe

Stoppage time played for both halves: 3.00 + 7.06.

World Cup - Qatar 2022, round 2, night 07, game 24, group C:

Argentina - Mexico 2:0

Scorers: 1:0 64 (63.33) Lionel Messi
               2:0 87 (86.40) Enzo Fernandez

Stoppage time played for both halves: 5.28 + 6.28.

26 November 2022

Vital victory came with two late goals within stoppage time

World Cup - Qatar 2022, round 2, day 06, game 17, group B:
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Wales - Islamic Republic of Iran 0:2

Scorers: 0:1 90+08 (97.56) Roozbeh Cheshmi
               0:2 90+11 (100.37) Ramin Rezaeian

Stoppage time played for both halves: 04.25 + 12.07.

- An absolutely deserved direct red card in this match received the Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey on 86 (85.53) for doing a nasty foul outside his penalty area, making it the first of the tournament.
- For second consecutive duel Islamic Republic of Iran gave two targets in stoppage time (of second half), outdoing their game from first round when they gave one goal.

World Cup - Qatar 2022, round 2, night 06, game 18, group A:

Qatar - Senegal 1:3

Scorers: 0:1 41 (40.21) Boulaye Dia
               0:2 48 (47.52) Famara Diedhiou
               1:2 78 (77.40) Mohammed Muntari
               1:3 83 (83.07) Bamba Dieng

Stoppage time played for both halves: 7.02 + 6.00.

- History has been made for the home country when the striker gave the first ever goal in any of these final tournaments.

World Cup - Qatar 2022, round 2, night 06, game 19, group A:

Netherlands - Ecuador 1:1

Scorers: 1:0 05 (05.04) Cody Gakpo
               1:1 49 (48.44) Enner Valencia

Stoppage time played for both halves: 3.59 + 6.07.

- Both of the above two goal scorers also have shaken the nets of the opposing teams in the first phase.

25 November 2022

Zeros in first halves at all four duels

World Cup - Qatar 2022, round 1, day 05, game 13, group G:

Switzerland - Cameroon 1:0

Scorer: 1:0 48 (47.32) Breel Embolo

Stoppage time played for both halves: 2.50 + 6.08.

World Cup - Qatar 2022, round 1, night 05, game 14, group H:

Uruguay - South Korea 0:0

Stoppage time played for both halves: 1.02 + 7.46.

World Cup - Qatar 2022, round 1, night 05, game 15, group H:

Portugal - Ghana 3:2

Scorers: 1:0 64-pen (64.20) Cristiano Ronaldo
               1:1 72 (72.12) Andre Ayew
               2:1 77 (77.07) Joao Felix
               3:1 80 (79.22) Rafael Leao
               3:2 89 (88.28) Osman Bukari

Stoppage time played for both halves: 01.58 + 10.08.

World Cup - Qatar 2022, round 1, night 05, game 16, group G:

Brazil - Serbia 2:0

Scorer: 1:0 62 (61.58) Richarlison de Andrade
             2:0 73 (72.54) Richarlison de Andrade

Stoppage time played for both halves: 1.01 + 7.07.

Additional information: an interesting fact is that for the first time (at the last four duels of round one) each of the first halves has been completed without a goal.