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FIFA WC 2022: The fate of seven teams will be decided today, four will reach the last-16…


Germany’s team has the last chance to stay in the World Cup
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Today is the 13th day of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Today also four matches will be played in this tournament. Group F and Group E teams will play their last matches today. In the first Group F, Croatia will face Belgium and Canada will play Morocco. Both these matches will start at 8.30 pm Indian time. After this, Spain face Japan in Group E and Costa Rica face Germany.
Belgium’s challenge in front of Croatia

Belgium will take on star-studded defending runners-up Croatia in their Group F match of the FIFA World Cup on Thursday. In this match, star players will be face to face and both the teams will push to reach the next round.

Croatia can make it to the round of 16 with a win or a draw, while Belgium must win to ensure a place in the knockouts. Croatia and Morocco are the first two in Group F with four points each. Belgium has three points while Canada is out of the tournament having not even opened its account yet.

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If Canada beats Morocco, both Croatia and Belgium are likely to advance to the knockouts. Croatia have the likes of Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic and Mateo Kovacic, while Belgium rely on experienced strikers Eden Hazard, Kevin de Buen and Romelu Lukaku.
Morocco would like to reach the last-16 with a win
Today’s second match in Group F is between Morocco and Canada. Canada had lost both their opening matches and this team is out of the last-16 race. At the same time, the Moroccan team is at the second position in the points table. This team has won one match and drawn one match. By winning their last match, Morocco would like to secure their place in the last 16. These two teams are playing each other for the first time, but so far in this tournament, Morocco’s performance has been much better than Canada’s. On this basis, the chances of winning for Morocco are high.

Spain needs a win to qualify for the next round
Today Spain’s last match in Group E is against Japan. This team has won one out of two matches, while one match has been a draw. Spain are on top of their group with four points. At the same time, Japan’s team is in second place with one defeat and one win in two matches. Japan’s team can be out of the last-16 if they lose this match. At the same time, Costa Rica will also have a chance to go to the last-16 if Spain loses. Both the teams are playing against each other for the first time, but on paper, the Spanish team is much stronger than the Japanese.
Germany needs Japan defeat to reach last 16
Four-time champions Germany will take on Costa Rica in their Group E match of the FIFA World Cup here on Thursday. Germany will have to win at all costs to reach the knockouts. Apart from this, he will have to pray for Spain’s victory against Japan in the second match of the group.

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After defeating Japan, Costa Rica’s morale is also high and she would like to leave no stone unturned against weak looking Germany and she can reach the next stage even after drawing this match. Spain is on top of Group E with four points after two matches. It is followed by Japan and Costa Rica both with three points while Germany has just one. In such circumstances, all four teams of the group have a chance to qualify for the next stage.

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Germany’s midfielder Thomas Müller said – To be honest, so far we have not done anything that can be celebrated. When the football world watches the Germany vs Costa Rica match, I think from the outside we are favorites to win the match. It is clear that we have to win at all costs. This is how we can get our respect.

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Today is the 13th day of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Today also four matches will be played in this tournament. Group F and Group E teams will play their last matches today. In the first Group F, Croatia will face Belgium and Canada will play Morocco. Both these matches will start at 8.30 pm Indian time. After this, Spain face Japan in Group E and Costa Rica face Germany.

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