The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar was truly full of surprises! From upsetting losses to many unexpected wins, this year’s World Cup was a shock to many. Let’s take a look at some of the unexpected events that happened during the 2022 World Cup.
1. Saudi Arabia vs. Argentina
The first game for Group C, starting with Saudi Arabia and Argentina. Many World Cup fans thought that Argentina was going to have an easy win. That was not the case. Shocking the whole world, Saudi Arabia beat Argentina 2-1.
Morocco made history by being the first African country to reach the semi-finals in the World Cup by knocking out Portugal in the quarter-finals. Not only did Morocco beat Portugal, but they also beat Belgium and Spain.
Japan is a team to look out for in future World Cups since beating champions Spain and Germany 2-1 each this year. Winning both of these games made people realize the strength of some soccer teams outside of Europe.
4. 18 Yellow Cards
The impossible is always possible. During the Netherlands vs. Argentina game, 18 yellow cards were handed out to 15 different players on the field. It was most certainly an interesting and dirty match to watch with so many penalties in one game.
5. Croatia vs. Brazil
Croatia won against Brazil during the quarter-finals, winning in a penalty shootout 4-2 to move on to the semi-finals. This game was particularly exciting because Croatia came back to tie Brazil in the last ten minutes of the game before going into the penalty shots.
6. Argentina vs. France- Final
This game was probably one of the most popular and stressful games in the 2022 World Cup. The game was tied 3-3 before heading to a penalty shootout, where Argentina took the penalty shot win over France 4-2. With this, Argentina was the 2022 World Cup winner!