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Jack87 news today, asianbookie let’s take a look at my predictions for the round of 16.

Of the 16 teams, I predicted the names and positions in brackets of six teams. Two teams were correctly predicted but placed in the wrong brackets, while eight teams were wrongly predicted.

A series of early upsets wreaked some serious havoc on my predictions. Still, half of my picks made it to the last 16 – with England, Portugal, Netherlands, Argentina, Brazil and South Korea among my boda8 predicted spots.

As for the round of 16 itself, here’s how the boda8 malaysia teams fared.

Netherlands 3-1 USA

The Netherlands were not really tested until the end with a rather one-sided victory. Memphis Depay and Daley Blind gave Oranje a 2-0 half-time lead. Haji Wright pulled one back for the United States but Denzel Dumfries scored five minutes later to send the Netherlands into the quarter-finals as they continued to keep their game low.

Argentina 2-1 Australia

It was a much tougher game than Argentina expected. After leading 2-0, Argentina breathed a sigh of relief and allowed Australia to pull one back through an own goal from Enzo Fernandez. Australia pushed on late but Argentina saved the victory thanks to a crucial block from Lisandro Martinez and an injury-time save from Emiliano Martinez.

France 3-1 Poland

France dominated the game from the start. Olivier Giroud became France’s all-time top scorer with his first-half strike, while Kylian Mbappé secured victory with two goals after the break. With this convincing victory, France may have just established themselves as the tournament’s main title contenders.

England 3-0 Senegal

After tearing Senegal apart, England set up a hyped Channel derby in the quarter-finals. Senegal never really had a chance. The final scoreline, 3-0, could easily have been in England’s favour. Harry Kane has had a poor run in the Championship; his goals put him one behind Wayne Rooney, who is on the verge of becoming England’s all-time leading goalscorer.

Japan 1-1 Croatia (Croatia won 3-1 on penalties)

Croatia maintained their perfect record in World Cup penalty shootouts by beating Japan to advance to the quarter-finals. Dominik Livaković equaled a tournament record with three penalty saves and prevented Japan from reaching their first quarter-final. Things don’t get any easier for Croatia – they will be at a distinct disadvantage when they face Brazil in the quarter-finals.

Brazil 4-1 South Korea

In a landslide victory, Brazil beat South Korea in every way imaginable, scoring all four goals in the first half. With four different Seleção players on the scoresheet, Brazil showed why they are title contenders. Brazil also made history when Waverton came off the bench, making Brazil 2022 the first team in the 26-man era to use their entire roster.

Morocco 0-0 Spain (Morocco won 3-0 on penalties)

The Atlas Lions inflicted the first major upset of the knockout stage, taking Spain to their second successive round of 16. Achraf Hakimi sealed the victory with a Panenka. Spain’s dismal World Cup penalty shoot-out record hit a new low – they lost their record-breaking fourth penalty shoot-out to tie with Italy and England.

Portugal 6-1 Switzerland

Gonzalo Ramos scored a hat-trick and Fernando Santos’ decision to substitute Cristiano Ronaldo paid off big. Without a doubt, it was the single best team performance of the tournament so far. It appears Portugal may have stumbled upon the “secret formula” that made it work and propelled them into the title race.

Now, let’s look ahead and consider what might happen in the quarter-finals.

croatia v brazil

For the second straight tournament, Croatia made an unexpected stride. However, their only real upset victory in Vatreni’s run to the 2018 final came against England in the semi-finals. However, Brazil 2022 is clearly a class above England 2018, as their last-16 tie against South Korea showed. Croatia’s game ends here.

Netherlands vs Argentina

Holland has kept a low profile but has been impressive throughout the game. Having said that, Argentina will be the first elite team they face. In this rematch of the 1978 final, Argentina’s higher level of star power and their desire to “win the title for Lionel Messi” should be enough to lift them past Orange, who seem to lack the extra edge that would propel them above the top of the table. Army Corps.

morocco v portugal

Morocco became the fourth African team to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup, at a time when they were playing on their own money. I could even see Morocco giving the Portuguese side something they can handle. That being said, Portugal should comfortably beat Morocco and reach the semi-finals.

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