Doha: The group stage matches of the World Cup are in progress. Most of the teams have already completed their first match. As the first round progressed, it was the Asian teams that stood out. The performance of the Asian teams was surprising to everyone. It was seen that the giants who came up high in stardom and glory were kneeling in front of the Asian teams. Despite not having the best players, the Asian teams defeated the giants by understanding their opponent’s style of play and preparing a counter-strategy. The former champions were unstoppable as the Asian teams flooded the pitch with fast-paced football.
But in the first match of the World Cup, the hosts Qatar disappointed. Qatar was defeated by two one-sided goals against Ecuador. Asian powers Iran also lost in front of England who came with superstars in the Group B match. Despite conceding six goals, the team managed to score twice.
But Saudi Arabia’s performance was a surprise to the entire sports world. Argentina, who entered the World Cup with an unbeaten streak, were shaken by Saudi Arabia. Argentina were the first to take the lead with Messi’s penalty goal. But Saudi fought back in the second half. Saudi Arabia blocked Scalloni’s defense through through balls and high balls by setting up an accurate offside trap. The Saudi World Cup, which locked captain Messi, returned with the team’s brightest victory in its history. It also marked the end of Argentina’s 36-match unbeaten run.
After that, Japan also showed strength. Japan defeated former champions Germany by two goals to one. Japan defended Flick’s team, which entered the field with attacking football tactics, by building one after the other. And Germany’s fort was broken down by fielding accurate substitutes. Hansi Flick and his team had no choice but to accept the inevitable defeat.
Latin American powerhouse Uruguay has also become the powerhouse of Asia. Uruguay, who thought they could start with a win in Group H, were shaken by South Korea. Uruguay’s advances were thwarted by South Korea. Uruguay tested the defense several times with several counter-attacks. In the end, South Korea managed to hold the former champions to a goalless draw.
All the teams that are going to play the second group match are sure to make a proper plan when they face the Asian teams. He needs to play skillfully in the midfield and be ready to face counter attacks. Fans are waiting to see if the Asian teams will continue the upsets in the upcoming matches.