On the social side of things, when it comes to the World Cup, it’s a time when people come together to celebrate this beloved sport, the players, and their national pride.
Whether watching the game while enjoying a drink at your favorite bar or pub, puffing on your sought-after cigar at your favorite lounge, or enjoying some cannabis at home, World Cup viewers are sharing a moment.
You’ve probably witnessed this moment firsthand if you are lucky enough to attend the games and festivities. So, no matter your interest, background, or which country you’re from, we can all share these spectacular moments and celebrate this great sport together.
World Cup 2022 Summary As Of December 6th
This is the first World Cup to be held in an Arab or Muslim nation, and it will also be the final one with 32 teams because the 2026 World Cup will include a larger field consisting of 48 countries and teams.
All 32 teams participated in the event’s initial round-robin phase, and the top two teams from each of the eight groups made up the final 16 teams in the tournament bracket. The thrilling single-elimination matches occur in this knockout stage, although the round-robin also contained some entertaining action.
Beyond the 16th round, other prominent teams heading into the World Cup continued. The top nations, such as Brazil, Argentina, England, Portugal, the Netherlands, Croatia, and the World Cup champions, France, have survived, and only eight teams remain. In the tournament’s final eight, Morocco shocked Spain on penalties and advanced as a surprise team.
England vs. France is one of the most eagerly awaited quarterfinal games. It shouldn’t be overshadowed by the other three games, though, as Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Neymar should all be playing.
Headlines & Highlights As Of December 6th
France’s Kylian Mbappe has thus far been one of the competition’s best players. With two goals and an assist to France’s all-time leading scorer Olivier Giroud in a 3-1 victory over Poland, he presently holds the goal lead with five.
Portugal advanced to the final round with Christiano Ronaldo’s assistance, and Ronaldo became the only player to score in five World Cups.
The United States also reached the final round until the Netherlands defeated them.
The benching of Christiano Ronaldo after his theatrics against South Korea on the group stage was another major development. However, with six goals, including a hat trick from Goncalo Ramos, Portugal demonstrated they didn’t miss him that much and put on their best performance of the competition thus far.