No surprises!Who was the biggest winner in the World Cup draw?


Beijing, April 2 (Xinhua) — The seats for the 2022 FIFA World Cup group matches were scheduled in the early hours of The morning.Here comes the starter.Every World Cup cycle, the draw is the last appetizer.The 32 seats are arranged, the hearts of the competition situation and competition strategy have a general judgment.From the media to the fans, speculation about the World Cup has also started, adding a lot of talk in the run-up to the tournament.Europe too dominant, no surprises?The Group E clash between Germany and Spain is one of the most entertaining encounters of the group and will also pit Terstegen and Busquets against each other.The draw in Qatar, on paper, doesn’t look like much of a surprise.In the first 20 years of the 21st century, The development of European football has obviously surpassed that of other continents. From the general direction of the development of competitive strength to the small details of match preparation, European football has occupied a higher position.In the 5 World Cups held so far in the new century, Brazil, which is unique in South America, won 5 stars at the beginning of the century, followed by European teams winning 4 consecutive championships. Germany even achieved the double killing against the South American duo in the semifinals and finals in 2014, which has set the tone for the overall strength of intercontinental sports.As a result, the Qatar group, with nearly half of the European teams, felt on paper as strong and weak, and the group stage was dull.The Netherlands in Group A were handed A “walk” by Matthaus, and England, France, Belgium and Portugal in the other groups were also basically drawn to sign, so at least group qualification does not look too much doubt.The only group E that created suspense was the meeting between Germany and Spain, which raised expectations of who would win.After all, according to the division, the second-placed team in Group E has a good chance of playing Belgium in Group F.Most of the group stage is dominated by European teams, which undoubtedly reduces the excitement of the game.In the 2018 World Cup, 14 European teams participated in the group stage, among which 10 reached the round of 16, and the top four teams were all won by Europe, which shows the competitive strength of European teams.Doom and gloom for Asian teams?Qatar became the first host not to play in the opening game of the 2006 World Cup, and their fate is hardly affected by the host bonus.In contrast to the European team’s signing advantage, the host nation of Asia faces the possibility of annihilation.Qatar, constrained by its strength, is not a good pick;Saudi Arabia has also been the target of the World Cup’s biggest deficit of this century, beaten 8-0 by Germany in 2002, and served as a backdrop for host Russia in the opening game of 2018.Among all the top 32, Saudi Arabia’s FIFA ranking is the lowest, and the fate of the round is basically decided;Iran, also from the Middle East, has rivals such as England, the United States, who lost in the 1998 World Cup, and Ukraine and Scotland, who are far better.But Japan and South Korea, emerging as Asian players since co-hosting the first World Cup, both suffered their worst signings in recent memory.Japan’s group E is arguably the deadliest of the tournament, with Germany and Spain, two European giants, taking their place in this group, holding the Sakura team in check in style and character.The other empty spot in the group, whether won by the famously tough New Zealand or the unpredictable Costa Rica, was not an easy one for Japan, who deserved the title of “Group of Death”.South Korea, which had a tough group stage four years ago, could be a surprise for Asian teams.The Situation in Korea is better than that in Japan, as the Taegeukhu has long had the experience of overcoming tough conditions, having been in the same group as Germany, Sweden and Mexico in the 2018 World Cup.However, the situation is different from that of 18 years: the four teams in this group are relatively even in terms of relative strength, no one can win, and the internal struggle will be more intense. In terms of mentality and preparation, it is difficult for the four teams to show the carelessness of The German four years ago.With the hardness of Uruguay and Ghana, Korea will face extremely difficult conditions, and it will be up to the team to win.Whoever shows the flaw first loses the initiative, who will bear the group bottom probability event.This will be a very tough test for South Korea.A moment of change for the South American duo?Argentina has reaped the benefits of divisional dominance at the 2014 World Cup.Eight years after Messi’s final World Cup, Argentina can hope to repeat its success.Fans familiar with the World Cup know a truth: groups are not important to the top teams, which half is the most important.In the World Cup, unlike the redraw of the Champions League, once the group positions are determined, the future and route of the tournament are already clear.Luck is often more important in how far a team goes in the World Cup.England, which has reached the semifinals for the first time in 28 years, has never faced a traditional team.Back in 2014, Argentina beat Switzerland and Belgium all the way to the knockout stage of the World Cup, and the sheer cheapness of the division was a big factor.Four years later, the Pampas Eagles, who struggled to qualify, were relegated to the French half, only to be knocked out in the knockout round after the group stage.The different circumstances of the two matches perfectly illustrate the significance of the division.Interestingly, the Argentines have a chance to make up for their disappointment in the last tournament.Based on the tournament’s division format, the South American duo will both face easier conditions in the early stages — assuming they finish top of their groups and move into the top half of the competition, which has fewer strong teams.For the two giants, there will be no major European teams in this half of the table, except that Spain or Germany may win the top spot in Group E, which is the biggest benefit for Brazil, which has been knocked out by four European teams in the last four World Cups.The odds are even better for Messi’s Argentina — if the group stage goes well, Argentina will not be in a serious match until at least the semi-finals, allowing Messi to make his country’s soccer history in a more relaxed environment.Football is not a mathematical deduction, who can finally win the World Cup, but also rely on the performance of the field to speak.These assumptions, of course, assume that everything follows the conventional wisdom of reality.For the 29 teams that have secured their spots, competitive football is always about improvisation.The World Cup is a game of uncertainty, and one of the things that makes the World Cup so fascinating is that it often turns the impossible on its head.Italy and England, who were strangled by Costa Rica and Uruguay in the group stage in 2014, are a prime example.

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