World Cup Update - After 12/2 Matches
And just like that, the field has narrowed to 16! The final 4 teams to book their trips to the knockouts today were Portugal, South Korea, Brazil, and Switzerland.
Group G had one highlight game coming in, with Serbia and Switzerland playing for 2nd place, and a berth in the knockout round. It didn't disappoint, as Switzerland came out on top of a wild 3-2 that was clearly emotionally charged for both sides, claiming 2nd in the group. The loss seemed to affect other notable Serbians as well, as I watched Nikola Jokić practically sleep through the 1st half against the Hawks tonight! Cameroon managed to get a 1-0 win against a heavily rotated Brazil, punctuated with a hilarious sending off of goalscorer Vincent Aboubakar for taking his shirt off celebrating...his second yellow. Brazil finished 1st in the group.
Group H was another group down to the wire, as South Korea broke a 1-1 tie with Portugal late in the match to send them through in 2nd place, edging out Uruguay (won 2-0 against Ghana). If the Uruguayans were to be able to find a 3rd goal, they'd have gone through over Korea, but Ghana defended stoutly (although seemingly, mostly out of spite) and prevented such an outcome.
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