2018 FIFA World cup Group stage matches over today, with the teams reduced from 32 to 16. From the 8 groups, 2 top teams are qualified for the Pre Quarter knockout phase. Now the real fire begins at Russia !!!
Which are the teams qualified for pre quarter (Round of 16) round in 2018 FIFA World cup ?
It is France, Argentina, Uruguay, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Croatia, Denmark, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, England, Belgium, Japan, Sweden and Switzerland.
Well, As most of the fans awaited Brazil and Argentina made through to the Pre Quarter round. Their opponents will be Mexico and France respectively. Messi and Neymer has to continue with their current form to beat their opponents in round of 16.
The host country Russia living up to their fans expectations also qualified for Pre quarter and will be facing 2010 world champion Spain. The in-form Croatia will take on Denmark on their Knockout Round of 16 match.
Cristiano Ronaldo side Portugal has to handle dangerous Uruguay who has one of the best striker in the world Suarez. Along with Kavani, Suarez will have no shortage of making match changing moves. To make into Quarter finals of 2018 FIFA world cup, Cristiano Ronaldo has to take once again his magical performance.
The most suitable team who has the best chance to win this world cup, Belgium takes on the only Asian Country remaining in the contest Japan. With the best attacking side in the tournament Belgium expecting a cake walk against Japan, and already eyeing to the Quarter finals of 2018 FIFA world cup.
Keeping with the expectations Switzerland made to the Pre Quarter round 4th time in the world cup, and they will be facing the resilient Sweden. England, who got a defeat against Belgium in the last group stage will not be worrying match, as their performance were top class in 2018 FIFA world cup. England will be facing Latin American Powerhouse Columbia on their Pre Quarter round (Round of 16).
Below the complete schedule of Pre Quarter matches in 2018 FIFA world cup here
Which best teams eliminated from the 2018 FIFA World cup in the Group stage ?
The exit of world champion Germany is the biggest talk in the Football fraternity. No one expected that, but the Curse of the Champions hit them too. The other big guns who are eliminated from Group stages of 2018 FIFA world cup are Senegal and Poland. Everyone expected at least Pre-Quarter for Senegal, but the FAIR PLAY points hit hard on Senegal.
Robert Lewandowski’s Poland also could not make a mark in 2018 FIFA World cup. So as Mohammed Salah leaded Egypt. The other best team who has the potential to ualify for Pre Quarter was Iran. They fought well, but were not that lucky for a Round of 16 spot in the world cup. One team who will going home with their head high is Korea Republic for the amazing victory against Germany.
Teams like Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Panama tried their best on the group stages, but inevitably eliminated at the first round in 2018 FIFA world cup.
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