Right after the World Cup 2018 started, on the 14th June, a lot of things have happened. Big giants suffering, some players have already started breaking records, and many other things. All in all, here are the top seven surprises met in this World Cup 2018 so far.
7. Russia start the party with a convincing win of 5-0
Full-time at the Luzhniki Stadium: Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia.
— World Cup (@WorldCupPost) June 14, 2018
Nobody expected Russia to start on fire. As the hosts, Russia national team opened the World Cup with a convincing victory over Saudi Arabia. They secured 5 goals null, using three goals from substitutes, including two from Denis Cheryshev. It’s an impressive start for the hosts as they are now leading the group ahead of Uruguay and Egypt.
6. Iceland’s surprising performance
Argentina vs Iceland in one pic: pic.twitter.com/rkp9U9b08D
— Barcelona Worldwide (@BarcaWorldwide) June 16, 2018
At first, Iceland surprised everyone by qualifying to the World Cup for the first time in history. But it was never enough for the Icelander boys. They produced a sensational defensive performance to thwart Lionel Messi and teammates. Everyone remained surprised after watching what the Icelanders did to Argentina.
With their defense, now it’s even possible that they can make it to the next stage. They nullifying Messi in the same way they did with fellow five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo two years ago in their opening Euro 2016 game. Ronaldo and Messi have made 21 shots against Iceland and conceded no goals.
5. Giants shock
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 17, 2018
German and Brazil are overrated as likely to reach this World Cup final. Unfortunately, none of both generated a convincing start. The reigning champions, Germany, made Monday’s news headlines after losing 1 null to Mexico. This put them in danger, which may dishonor their crown if they don’t make it to the next stage.
Last time we lost our opening #WorldCup game in 1982, we reached the final 🔮
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) June 18, 2018
Overconfidently, Brazil also thought it would be an easy fight against Switzerland. But the Samba boys were surprised, finishing with a 1-1 draw. This means that if they don’t win the next games, tears may fall again. The same thing had happened to Argentina a day before.