Mesut Ozil Finally Opens Up On Humiliating World Cup Display

Tyler Owen
June 30, 2018

Ronaldo needs just two goals to draw level with Eusebio as his country's all-time leading World Cup goalscorer, and that missed spot-kick against Iran might provide all the motivation he needs to get on the scoresheet against Uruguay.

While many eyes focus on the world stars of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, there are many players that may not even get a mention for their strong performances in Russian Federation.

While this overloaded side of the bracket may seem a bit unfair to contenders looking to take home the World Cup, it will undoubtedly make for some awesome football.

"I always remember one player in the second World Cup in Mexico, Negrete, he scored an unbelievable goal, a bicycle kick in the Azteca, which stays for the history of football". And the final game of the round of 16 features a Swedish side that won a tough group versus a Swiss team with issues in the back but enough talent up front to score against anyone.

Germany were among the pre-tournament favourites, having triumphed at last year's FIFA Confederations Cup to add to their Brazil 2014 crown.

The Philippines, ranked 111th in the world, will actually battle South Korea as they belong in Group C together with China and Kyrgyzstan.

The 29-year-old was reportedly standing up for his teammates and had to be restrained by one of his team's backroom staff members.

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"The DFB have not presented themselves in a good light, both before and during the World Cup".

"After a European or World Cup, you can judge the work that has been done in the previous two years".

So after the drama of the last fortnight, who is best set to go far in the knockout rounds? Having lost to Uruguay 3:0 Russian Federation still made it to the 1/8 finals where it is going to face the Spanish team. Sweden topped the group, and Italy went home. We didn't deserve to be winning the World Cup again, we didn't deserve to move into the round of 16.

Group E: Brazil (7 points), Switzerland (5), Serbia (3), Costa Rica (1).

A harsh defeat to Germany aside, Sweden have been quietly impressive at the tournament so far, beating Mexico 3-0 in their final group game. They were close to the wire against Sweden and they have not been able to break Korea down.

Croatia are possible quarter-final opponents for Spain.

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