The Lithuanian World Cup faces its final week. Only seven days until Sunday, October 3, the champion raises the most prestigious cup in the world
The Lithuanian World Cup faces its final week. Only seven days until Sunday, October 3, the champion raises the most prestigious cup in the world to the sky of Kaunas … but first there is a lot of cloth to cut. The quarterfinals bring together the eight best teams on the planet, and so far none of the favorites have stayed by the wayside. We came from a World Cup in 2016 full of surprises, such as the farewell to Brazil in the second round, but this time the most powerful squads arrived in Lithuania with the lesson learned. This makes for an unbeatable quarter-final, with the great candidates for the world throne with their options intact … but some will say goodbye in this court.. The pass to the semifinals will be very expensive.
The round is opened this Sunday by Morocco and Brazil (15:00, GOAL) in which it is a priori the most unequal duel, since the Africans, who have already managed to draw a draw against Portugal in the group stage, is the first time they have made it this far in the tournament. For her part, the pente-champion will have to play with the pressure of having a lot to lose and little to gain in this duel.. “This team was created to win the World Cup,” Ferrao said in the preview. Chapecó’s is the tournament’s top scorer, with seven goals. The pivot is an insurance and the great offensive weapon of Brazil, as in Barça, and more with his new clubmate, Pito. It is an unprecedented duel in the tournament.
The other game on Sunday are bigger words (17:30, GOAL): the current champion, Argentina, or the runner-up, Russia, will say goodbye. Both reissue the final five years ago in Colombia. Nine players from each team repeat with respect to that historic final, the first in which neither Spain nor Brazil were in the history of the World Cup. In fact, only these three teams know what to proclaim themselves world champions. Alan Brandi, star of Jaén and who already scored twice against Russia in 2016, is one of the great weapons of the albiceleste. He has five goals in our tournament so far. From these two matches the first semifinal crossing will come out.
By Monday the other two rooms will remain: Spain-Portugal (16:30, GOAL) and Iran-Kazakhstan (19:00, GOAL). For the National Team, facing Portuguese neighbors in recent history does not bring back good memories, since in the final of the European 2018 they took the title in a final in which Ricardinho left Spain without a continental crown. That was three years ago, and although it is true that the National Team traditionally did well with its quarterfinal rival, they will arrive with a thirst for revenge, because many are present in Lithuania who fell on that hard night in Ljubljana. Iranians and Kazakhs close this phase, and the winner of the Iberian duel will be measured in the semifinals. In the quarterfinals, Iran conceded eight goals and had to score nine to pass … something that seems complicated against Kazakhstan, con Higuita in goal, and that he has only conceded two goals so far in the tournament. Some exciting rooms.
Sunday September 26
Morocco vs Brazil (15:00)
Russian Federation vs Argentina (17:30)
Monday September 27
Spain vs Portugal (16:30)
Iran vs Kazakhstan (19:00)
Wednesday September 29
Morocco-Brazil vs Russian Federation-Argentina (19:00)
Thursday September 30
Spain-Portugal vs Iran-Kazakhstan (19:00)
Third and fourth place