Qatar World Cup continues to amaze fans with some shocking results. Following their victory over Spain, striker Kubo Takefusa urged the rest of the team to focus all their attention on the opposition they would face in the quarterfinals. Wintop brings you the latest updates to not miss out!
Japan, as Kubo says, must prioritize Croatia
Striker Kubo Takefusa urges his squad to forget their group stage wins against Germany and Spain and concentrate on the 1/8 round opponent:
“Nobody taxes dreams. We concentrate on each game in Japan. Like Spain and Brazil, Japan can’t think forward”.
The German squad is back home
After the 4-2 triumph against Costa Rica, Bild uncovered the dismal German dressing room. The reporters interviewed the new players 45 minutes after the match. Everyone was silent and the atmosphere felt like “a funeral” according to the journalists.
The German team’s bus departed Al Bayt Stadium at 1:45 a.m. to take the players’ girlfriends and spouses to the hotel. They relaxed for a few hours before taking the bus to the airport at 9:30 and flying back to Frankfurt.
Havertz gets teased
Germany forward Kai Havertz was criticized for his sorrowful look after winning Player of the Match in the 4-2 triumph against Costa Rica.
“The saddest guy in the world,” tweeted one user. “Doesn’t that appear like a wonderful time of his life?” another said. “His face says everything,” commented another.
Germany won their last 2022 World Cup match after Havertz scored twice. It wasn’t enough as Japan beat Spain in a thrilling match the same day. Havertz may have been dissatisfied with the honor.
Since Germany was eliminated, Kimmich has been more forthright
After successive German losses, midfielder Joshua Kimmich felt like he had slid into a deep hole. The Bayern midfielder stated getting eliminated in the 2022 World Cup group stage was the biggest setback of his career, and he was unlikely to recover.
He stated: “For me, this is the most devastating failure of my life. I am frightened of sinking into a massive trench because of the team loss caused by me.”
Before Kimmich entered the German national team, they won the 2002 World Cup final, 2006 semi-finals, 2010 final, and 2014 final. Since 2018, Germany has had two years of group-stage eliminations.
Ronaldo might play against South Korea
Based on most experts ‘ predictions, Ronaldo’s chances of playing against South Korea are 50-50. Before this training program, coach Fernando Santos stated Ronaldo must wait for the medical check results before the game to know whether he can participate.
Santos commented: “We’ll see whether Ronaldo can play. Ronaldo will train shortly. I’m still determining if he’ll be on the field for the next matches. We had a strategy since we replaced Ronaldo two games ago.”