From defending champions Germany to 2010 champions Spain, the 2018 World Cup has seen many upsets as underdog teams take over the tournament.
Just yesterday England edged out Columbia 4-3 on penalties after a 1 all draw making it their first ever Word Cup shoot-out win. They will now face Sweden on July 7th in their quarter-final after Sweden defeated Switzerland 1-0 to advance.
On Monday, Belgium produced a narrow victory over Japan as they came back from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 with a 94th-minute goal from West Brom winger Nacer Chandli. The boys from Belgium will face Brazil in the next round after Brazil secured a 2-0 victory over Mexico who advanced from Group F with Sweden knocking out Germany in the group stage.
Portugal and Argentina were also kicked out during the round of 16. Portugal lost 2-1 to Uruguay with PSG forward Edinson Cavani as the lone scorer for the Sky Blues, while France defeated Argentina 4-3 with two goals from PSG’s, Kylian Mbappé. Uruguay and France are scheduled to face each other in another quarter-final on July 6th.
Spain was also stunned as hosts Russia defeated them 4-3 on penalties after a 1 all draw which marked the retirement of Spanish wizard Andres Iniesta from the Spanish National Team. Croatia then secured their spot with another penalty shootout victory (3-2) over Denmark after a 1 all draw.
Throughout the disappointments, we can all proudly say that the 2018 World Cup continues to deliver excitement through every match, and we’re sure you’re anxious to see what happens next.