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Disappointments and surprises: The teams that have not passed the group stage

Published:2/12/2022 - 23:07h

Updated:2/12/2022 - 23:07h

There are many 'big' teams that were not able to overcome the group stage of the World Cup. We review what were the big disappointments and surprises

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It has finished the phase of groups and are many the surprises that have remained on the way to know to the diecisiés selections that will be in the eighth of final of a World-wide that has been so 'odd' as thrilling. Although they have classified the big favourite, also have disappointed several countries that have not achieved to surpass the first stage of the tournament and that have left home before what all expected.

The first big surprise has been a Qatar that, in spite of being host, did not achieve to add any point in the group. It fell in the three parties and signed a very negative balance of seven goals against, after alone have marked one. Ecuador, by his part, has not achieved the classification after a phase of groups almost historical in which it left the feeling that it deserved much more.

One of the big disappointments has been the Wales of Gareth Bleat, of which expected a lot more although it was his first participation in the World-wide. Only they added a point in three parties; they received six goals and marked one. In the group C, the big surprise was a Mexico that was about to to steal him the place to Poland in the eighth and that was shipwrecked in the bank.

Of the group D the big disappointment has been a Denmark that only added a point and remained in evidence, when in principle it was the big candidate to contest him the first place to France. The Danish were not to the height and left a lot that wish, although in the Eurocopa and Nations League had left very, very good feelings. Worse is the case of a Germany that woke up very late in research of his note to eighth. It did him a favour to Spain, classified, but looked forward to the answer of 'The Red'.

Prize to Belgium?

In addition to the above-mentioned selections, probably Belgium carries the prize to the greater disappointment of the Glass of the World, place remained went in a group with Morocco and Croatia. The defeat in front of the Moroccan selection went down them of a cloud, but the reality is that they left a lot that wish with his performances. The resignation of Roberto Martínez was the direct consequence, but was something more than esperable by what had offered.

Of Serbia expected much more, but was against a Brazil and Switzerland very competitive, by what is not novelty that have remained went. Yes it is it the of Uruguay, that remained deleted 'in extremis' and was punished, largely, by the referee's decisions in his party against Ghana. A goal left him out of the World-wide.

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