Who else has been engulfed by all the action in Russia?
The FIFA 2018 World Cup has been exhilarating to say the least. There have been too many surprises that have gotten fans engaged in several conversations across different medium.
Teams have already started getting knocked out of the competition. From Saudi Arabia to Morocco and Peru, the boys are gradually being separated from the men. That’s the more reason why it’s the biggest football competition ever known to mankind.
In the days to come, the second round of group stage games will come to an end. By the start of the coming week, teams will start playing their final group stage games and the battle to finish top of the group will become as tough as can be.
As we anticipate those games, let’s take a look at the 7 games set to go down this weekend and how you can earn cash from them.
Belgium vs. Tunisia
The Belgians were rampant in their opening game against Panama, rattling the net on three occasions. Up next for them is Tunisia, who lost their game against England after holding on for so long. The Belgians are one of the favorites to go far in the tournament.
But they have to win this game first to confirm their qualification. For Tunisia, the rule is simple: Lose this game and join the teams going back home after the first round.
South Korea vs. Mexico
This can be described as a game between the Mexican giant killers and the Asians whose best was not enough against Sweden.
Both teams are notorious for tireless running on the field of play. Both teams have only managed one goal in the tournament so far.
Germany vs. Sweden
Surprisingly, the Swedes are on top of the group while the Germans are rock bottom of Group F. But going into this one, the Germans will be smacking their lips no thanks to the past history between both countries.
In recent times, Germany and Sweden have played against each other six times, with the Germans winning four of those games and scoring and average of over 2,5 goals per game.
England vs. Panama
England needed a late goal to get the better of Tunisia in their first game. The Panamanians were not so lucky as they were victims of two Romelu Lukaku goals.
As it stands, a win for England will ensure their qualification. A win for Panama throws a spanner in the works and blows the group wide open.
Japan vs. Sengal
Both sides won their first games of the group by the same 2-1 scoreline. This game can be called a direct contest for top spot in the group.
Poland vs. Colombia
The last time both teams faced each other in 2006, the Colombians won 2-1. But that was an international friendly and this is the World Cup — one that has been full of surprising results.
Another thing to note about this game is the fact that both teams need this game to keep their hopes alive. Any loss will send the losing party out of the tournament.
Serbia vs. Switzerland
Both teams got their World Cup off to a fantastic start.
For Serbia, a win over Costa Rica puts them at the top of the table. For Switzerland, avoiding defeat at the hands of Brazil must have been a huge confidence booster. Now both teams have to get the better of each other as they look to progress out of the group.