Four Teams Qualify For The Next Round Of 16 In The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Four Teams Qualify For The Next Round Of 16 In The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

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On Monday June 25, host nation Russia was defeated 3-0 in their last game in Group A against Uruguay at the Samara Stadium.

Luiz Suarez got the first goal with a low shot free kick outside the penalty box in the 10th minute.

Uruguay went up 2-0 on an own goal from a long range shot off Denis Cheryshev's foot. Cavani made it 3-0 for the Uruguayans in the 90th minute.

Though Russia lost to Uruguay, they are secured to play in the next round of 16 with 6 points.

Uruguay has recorded three consecutive wins in their Group A games defeating host nation Russia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

In Group B, Spain and Portugal finished with 5 points. Both teams have made it to next round of the tournament after they drew later on Monday evening.

Spain and Celta de Vigo striker Iago Aspas came in as a substitute to secure a late equalizer for the Spaniards in a 2-2 draw against Morocco.

Portugal drew 1-1 against Iran thus qualifies for the next round of the competition.

The Pharaoh's of Egypt suffered their third defeat in a row as Saudi Arabia won 2-1 despite Salah's goal. Both teams including; Morocco and Iran are out from the competition and may return to their countries latest by tomorrow.

Nigeria plays against Argentina today and they have the opportunity to qualify for the next round if they are able to defeat the Argentines led by Lionel Messi.

 

By: Francis Nyamekye Quainoo. Dip 200

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