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¿Qué pasaría si México y Polonia quedan igualados en todos los criterios de desempate del Mundial?

A falta de un partido, México aún tiene posibilidades de clasificarse a la siguiente ronda de la Copa del Mundo.

Bajo cierta combinación de resultados, el rival directo del Tri en la batalla sería Polonia, selección con la cual empató en su primer partido en Catar.

World Cup group stage tiebreakers — how teams advance when tied on points

As the second round of games for teams at the World Cup begins fans will start to figure out who needss what to make it out the group stage. Let’s refresh our memories on how the World Cup group stage tiebreakers work for those wondering what happens when teams tie on points.

World Cup Group Stage Tiebreakers

When two teams tie on points after three games there are several tiebreakers that will be looked at. Those five tiebreakers are considered in this order:

12 years of training, $300 billion spent and Qatar's World Cup is over in 6 days

The host nation Qatar always needed a miracle to advance beyond the group stage of the 2022 World Cup. Despite an intensive 12-year program to turn the program from a minnow of the Asian Football Confederation to a deserving part of the 32-team finals, that miracle was revealed as false hope after Qatar fell 2-0 to Senegal on Friday to become the first team eliminated from the competition if the Dutch win or draw against Ecuador later today.

Watch: Richarlison goal is one of the best you will ever see

Richarlison, take a bow. There are few words that could possibly do this goal justice. After a difficult first half, Richarlison firmly stamped his name on the match with one of the all-time great World Cup goals. 

“Samba Soccer at its absolute best,” according to Stu Holden. “That is Joga Bonito. That is the Beautiful game,” added Jon Strong.

Richarlison, in his first World Cup appearance for Brazil, scored his second goal of the match with a beautiful overhead kick that will live forever, and deservedly so. 

Germany players cover mouths in team photo amid LGBTQ+ armband controversy

DOHA — Germany players placed their hands over their mouths during a team photo ahead of their game against Japan for their World Cup Group E on Wednesday as the row over FIFA's threat of sanctions over the "OneLove" armband continued.

All Germany players took part in the gesture in front of dozens of photographers on the pitch ahead of kickoff, after world soccer body FIFA had threatened seven European teams with sanctions if they wore the armband symbolizing diversity and tolerance.

Why has there been so much World Cup stoppage time?

Since the 2022 tournament kicked off, many viewers have found themselves wondering, “Why is the World Cup stoppage time so much higher than normal?” The United States was given eleven minutes of stoppage time against Wales, while England and Iran played an additional 15 minutes in the first half and then a further 14 minutes at the end of the full 90. 

Tim Weah scores brilliantly as the United States ties Wales

3,065 days removed from elimination at the hands of Belgium in 2014, the United States began its World Cup campaign with a heartbreaking 1-1 draw against Wales. With the hopes of a nation on their backs, the Stars and Stripes came to play in the first half, epitomized by Tim Weah’s goal just after the half-hour mark, but ultimately a late penalty from Gareth Bale saved a draw for the Dragons.  

Alex Scott wears 'One Love' armband during BBC broadcast

Tame would be an understatement when discussing the "One Love" campaign. A message that hopes to unite everyone, "One Love" promotes diversity of thought and acceptance, especially with regard to sexual orientation. Regardless, FIFA felt the need to threaten players with “sporting sanctions” if they were to make a statement on the world stage. While many European nations opted to abandon their message of inclusion, Alex Scott remained undeterred.

FIFA’s awful concussion protocol shown as Iran’s goalkeeper allowed to play with clear head injury

FIFA’s concussion protocol is still Medieval and that was on full display during the first half of England’s opener vs. Iran on Monday. Iran’s goalkeeper, Alireza Beiranvand, had a nasty clash of heads with teammate Majid Hosseini in the eighth minute.

Iran Goalkeeper Concussion Controversy

Here was the incident that took place.

¿Por qué le anularon un gol a Ecuador en su debut ante Catar?

No iban ni tres minutos de juego, en el partido inaugural del Mundial entre Catar y Ecuador, cuando la primera gran polémica del torneo se instaló en el debate de los aficionados. Esto luego de que el cuerpo arbitral liderado por el italiano Daniele Orsato decidiera anular un gol convertido por el ecuatoriano Enner Valencia.

El cobro se fundó en un supuesto fuera de juego en la construcción de la jugada, pero al ver las repeticiones la falta no parecía muy clara. Y eso desencadenó los ataques sobre Catar, nación anfitriona del evento, a la cual acusaron de corrupción. 

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