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Everything that the first day of Qatar 2022 left us: the numbers, the surprise, the crack, the disaster, the viral

After 16 vibrant games, the first date of the World Cup Qatar 2022 It ended. A championship that was criticized a lot in the previous one, but that on the playing field has given us a little bit of everything. The eight scenarios destined by the organization of this event witnessed historical events in world football. A new chapter has already begun.

While the ball continues to roll in Qatari territory, DT takes a break to tell you the most relevant thing that happened on and off the soccer fields. The bump suffered by Argentina and Germany, the goal festival by England and Spain, Richarlison’s spectacular score, the color in the stands and the occurrences that went viral these first five days of competition.

The first date in numbers

Thousands of data have occurred during the first date of Qatar 2022. Here we present ten statistics that were automatically recorded in the annals of the most important tournament for teams globally. Triumphs, goals, ages, tactics and nationalities form part of this brief summary.

Statistics
With the win against Serbia, Brazil added 16 matches without losing in the group stage of the World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo became the only player to score in five World Cups to the thread
Uruguay was the first team to use five players older than 35 years: Suárez, Cáceres, Godín and Cavani
the swiss Breel Embolo, first player in marking his country of birth (Cameroon).
Cameroon sumo eight losses consecutive World Cups.
With 18 years and 95 days, Gavi he ranks as the third youngest footballer to score during a World Cup.
Spain connected 1000 passes in their 6-0 win over Costa Rica
Two teams from Asia they defeated two world champions for the first time in the same competition.
To the 50 seconds of the clash against Iran, Marcus Rashford He scored the third fastest goal in the World Cups.
Enner Valencia became the first player to score the first two goals in a global edition.

lost the mystique

At the start of Qatar 2022, one of the teams that started as a favorite was Argentina. It was not be for lowerly. The team led by Lionel Scaloni arrived with 36 consecutive games without losing. To this we must add the perfect gear that the coach seemed to have found, so that the team can finally play without depending so much on Lionel Messi. Reasons to suspect that the win against Saudi Arabia was more than likely.

Once again soccer demonstrated why it is the most beautiful sport on the planet and the unthinkable happened. At the beginning everything seemed to make sense when Messi from a penalty opened the scoring at the dawn of the game. However, the second half would come with a big surprise. The Arabs came out against attitude and ended up turning the score around. Despite the great football differences, they took place tomorrow to get a historic result for their team and that put Argentina’s classification to the round of 16 on edge.

When we still had not recovered from what happened with Argentina, another world champion collapsed in Qatar. It was Germany. As a carbon copy of what the people of the River Plate experienced, the Teutonic squad took the lead, also from twelve steps, on the scoreboard against Japan. The Germans seemed to have left behind the ghosts of Russia 2018, where they were eliminated in the first round and were paving the way for a victory. But this did not come to fruition. The Japanese force appeared in the last 15 minutes of the game and took more than three points. Hans-Dieter Flick and his management ended up disappointing at the premiere and now they have no margin for error.

The candidates?

It wasn’t just bad news for countries that once touched world glory. England and Spain had more than auspicious premieres: they won, they thrashed and they liked it. The Three Lions team showed no mercy to Iran and thrashed them 6-2. From start to finish they showed their superiority, having high performances in every sector of the playing field. Then it was the turn of the Red Fury. Luis Enrique’s squad registered the biggest victory of his team in a World Cup, after the crushing 7-0 defeat of a very poor Costa Rica.

England and Spain achieved the biggest wins of the first date in Qatar 2022. (Photos: Agencies)

Another world champion who said present was France. Despite the fact that Australia took the lead on the scoreboard, they brought out the monarch caste. First Adrien Rabiot appeared to match the actions. Then it was Oliver Giroud’s turn and his double to give the Gauls peace of mind. Finally, Kylian Mbappé sentenced the game and made it clear that they are going for the two-time championship.

France defeated Australia 4-1 on date 1 of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. (Photo: AFP)

The show and the Brazilian concern

For Brazil’s debut we had to wait until the last game of the first day. The ‘Canarinha’ faced a tough Serbia, who held out until 62 minutes. Game time in which Richarlison appeared to shout the first goal of his team in the competition and make his debut as a gunner in the World Cups.

With the score in their favor, the Brazilians put ‘Jogo Bonito’ on play. Thus came the second goal. Vinicius Junior served as three fingers for Richarlison. He controlled in the air and unleashed an impressive half ball, spiking the ball out of Vanja Milinkovic-Savic’s reach.

Richarlison's shot came with a half scissors that nobody expected.

The joy came to a halt at 79′, when Neymar left the pitch injured. The alarms went off on Tite’s bench and the player’s face gave indications of how fatal the outcome of that muscular ailment could be. Hours later it was confirmed that a sprain will leave the value of PSG out of the group stage.

they keep making history

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo deserve special mention. Two of the most important soccer players in the history of soccer who are playing their fifth and last World Cup. Although they are not in the best moment of their careers, they have already recorded a score in this edition. The most anecdotal thing is that both targets were given from the maximum penalty.

The case of exManchester United is even more outstanding. And it is that the Portuguese became the only player to score during five consecutive World Cups: he scored a goal in Germany 2006, sealed one in South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014, in addition to the four goals he had in Russia 2018.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo made their debut as scorers in Qatar 2022. (Photos: Agencies)

the revelations

Four years ago they were barely 15 years old and were still in school. Today they are already starters in their teams and are forging a path in the history of world championships. We are talking about Jude Bellingham (19) and Gavi (18), both figures in the first date of Qatar 2022.

The Englishman from Borussia Dortmund played without self-confidence in the first line of midfielders along with Declan Rica. He not only provided a mark, he also added his scoring quota and scored with a goal against Iran. For his part, the young Barcelona star played one of his best games with Spain. He played, connected and scored a great goal. Virtues that led him to be chosen the best player of the clash (MVP) against Costa Rica.

Jude Bellingham and Gavi were the main revelations on the date 1 of Qatar 2022. (Photos: Agencies)

the viral

key motivation

Hervé Renard went around the world with his energetic technical talk during halftime of the match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia. The French strategist asked his players for more attitude and less fear for the second half. In the end, his words worked, since his team were left with the victory.

to applaud

As happened in Russia 2018, the fans of Japan stopped their celebrations, after defeating Germany, and began to clean the stands of the Khalifa International stadium. A new lesson in values ​​that the Japanese leave us.

And if he repeats it?

A commentator for an Italian channel aroused millions of laughs after pronouncing the names of the South Korean lineup, whose rival was the Uruguayan team.

they send

More and more women are taking center stage in the world of football. His foray into sports journalism is no longer a novelty. What did have an impact in recent days occurred in Argentina. President Alberto Fernández himself announced that for the first time in the history of the World Cup, three women were in charge of broadcasting a match.

Their names are Lola del Carril (rapporteur), Ángela Lerena (commentator) and Sofía Martínez (chronicler). They were in charge of bringing the confrontation between Switzerland and Cameroon to the screens of Public Television.



Source: Elcomercio

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