FIFA World Cup 2018 second round matches continue today. Lionel Messi will try to beat Croatia, Pogba will try to score a real goal against Peru and Denmark will entertain Australia in the early kickoff Portugal and Spain somehow managed to record their first victories in the tournament. Uruguay has joined Russia in the knockout stage after beating Saudi Arabia 1-0. Morocco and Egypt will play their final game for pride because their bags are on their way to the airport. Today, as we continue to enjoy the beautiful game, we want to highlight five fastest matches so far by kilometers covered.
5. Denmark Vs. Peru- 110km Distance Covered
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Denmark thrashed Peru 1-0 in their opening Group C match to take a giant step towards the last 16. The goal was scored by Yussuf Poulsen after a fine assist from Christian Eriksen. The Scandinavians also recorded the fifth best distance covered so far in 2018 World Cup. The Danes covered 110km by the end of the match. They face Australia in their second match on Thursday.
4. Australia Vs. France- 111km Distance Covered
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Australia lost 2-1 to France in their opening Group C match. However, Le Bleus Coach Didier Deschamps will be concerned by the manner in which his side was outrun by the Socceroos. Bert van Marwijk side recorded 111km in distance covered. The hard work almost earned them a vital point against tournament favorites. Uruguay also covered the same distance in their opening match against Egypt.
3. Egypt Vs. Uruguay- 112km Distance Covered
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Egypt has already been eliminated from 2018 World Cup. The Pharaohs lost their first two Group A matches making it impossible for them to reach the last 16 even if they beat Saudi Arabia in their final match. The damage was done when they lost 1-0 against Uruguay in their opening tie. Jose Gimenez late goal was like a thorn in their flesh. The North Africans deserved at least a point after covering 112km in the match. Mohamed Salah Champions League final and the World Cup ruined by the shoulder injury he suffered against Sergio Ramos.