FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has been making its way into one of the most remarkable tournaments in the history of the FIFA World Cup.
With the whole world watching, the participating teams are creating unforgettable and jaw-dropping moments at the World Cup.
So far, we’ve seen many David and Goliath moments and tournament dreams made and broken.
1. Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina in a 2-1 win
Argentina was one of the favorites to win the ongoing 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but they were severely stunned at their opening match as underdog Saudi Arabia defeated them 2-1 in a dramatic underdog comeback performance.
The Arabs' shocking win over Argentina will probably go down as one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history.
2. Germany lost to Japan
Still talking about underdogs and shocks, Japan gave Germany a shocker in both teams' first match. Germany’s first World Cup game got off to a sorry start, as the 2014 winners lost to Japan in a major shock.
Germany tasted defeat in their World Cup opener for the second tournament in a row, as Japan's substitutes completed a sensational turnaround after Ilkay Gündogan's first-half penalty.
3. Spain won by 7 goals in their first match against Costa Rica
Former champions Spain got their World Cup off to a pulsating start on Wednesday with a record 7-0 win over a shell-shocked Costa Rica.
The European giants sought to make their mark in Group E with an unrelenting pursuit of goals against a Costa Rican side that posed no threat, taking the goals with ease thanks to Olmo, Gavi, Marco Asensio, Carlos Soler, Alvaro Morata, and a brace from Ferran Torres.
4. Senegal were the first African team to record a win
Senegal became the first African country to be a winner at the 2022 FIFA World Cup after scoring against the Qatar host team on Friday, November 25.
The Senegalese team beat the host team by a 3-1 score during Group A, making them the first African side to win a game in the tournament. The goals came from Boulaye Dia, Famara Diedhiou, and Bamba Dieng, who all played parts in securing the big win.
5. Who scored the goal in Portugal vs. Uruguay?
The Portuguese Federation is going to present evidence to FIFA to prove that the first goal against Uruguay was Cristiano Ronaldo's, not Bruno Fernandes’.
Manchester United superstar Bruno Fernandes was judged to have scored both of their goals, with the second being a penalty in added time. The ball found the net after Fernandes whipped a ball into a dangerous area for Ronaldo to head home, yet FIFA believed Ronaldo did not make contact with the ball and awarded the goal to Fernandes.