The 2022 FIFA World Cup has been filled with surprises, upset, and record-breaking moments and African nations have additionally had a justifiable share.
Earlier right this moment, Morocco had been pressured to a goalless draw by Croatia who’ve had it straightforward in opposition to African opponents up to now World Cups.
The 2018 runners-up, defeated Cameroon 4-0 within the 2014 World Cup, and in addition beat Nigeria 2-0 in the 2018 World Cup.
However they failed to seek out their third win within the consecutive world cup in opposition to an African opposition as they may solely get a draw in opposition to Morocco.
– Croatia failed to attain for the primary time in 12 World Cup matches, since what was their solely different goalless draw within the competitors in opposition to Japan in 2006.
In different video games performed right this moment, Japan, Spain, and Gavi entered the historical past books
– Germany have misplaced a World Cup sport wherein they led at halftime for the primary time since 1978 (2-3 vs Austria), having gone unbeaten of their earlier 21 such matches earlier than right this moment.
– Japan got here from behind to win a World Cup match for the very first time, having drawn two and misplaced 11 of their 13 matches once they had trailed earlier than right this moment
– Spain grew to become the sixth nation to succeed in 100 targets within the competitors’s historical past after Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, and Italy.
-Gavi grew to become the youngest scorer in a World Cup match since Pele (17y, 249d) within the 1958 remaining
Up to now within the first spherical of video games on the 2022 FIFA World Cup, three African nations have performed and just one ended on the dropping aspect.
Netherlands 2-0 Senegal
Denmark 0-0 Tunisia
Croatia 0-0 Morocco
Consideration will now shift to Cameroon and Ghana as Africa continues the seek for the primary win and first objective at Qatar 2022.
Ghana have a troublesome sport in opposition to star-studded Portugal led by the nice Cristiano Ronaldo, and Cameroon additionally play in opposition to Switzerland.
Switzerland v Cameroon 11 am
Ghana v Portugal 5 pm