The most prominent features of the fourth day in the 2022 World Cup

The most prominent features of the fourth day in the 2022 World Cup
The most prominent features of the fourth day in the 2022 World Cup

The fourth day of the 2022 World Cup competitions in Qatar carried many surprises and numbers, including Japan’s historic victory over four-time world champion Germany, repeating the Saudi achievement of an Asian team by defeating one of the candidates.
Spain’s seven also emerged against Costa Rica, in addition to the fifth point for the Arab teams, which Morocco obtained after imposing a goalless tie on Croatia, the second of the last edition of the World Cup.

The Spain seven contributed to the increase in the number of goals on the fourth day to 11 goals, from the third day (8 goals), while the number of yellow cards reached 8 cards, and the teams of Croatia, Germany and Japan were able to go out without any cards.

And after the Spanish double, Ferran Torres, against Costa Rica, the race ignited for the top scorer in the competition, as Ener Valencia, the Ecuadorian player, Bucayo Saka, the England player, Mahdi Tarmi, the Iranian player, and Olivier Giroud, the French player, equaled the number of goals so far with two goals for each player.

And with Spain achieving its historic victory over Costa Rica with seven free goals, including 3 goals in the first half, this became the second time in its history that it was able to score 3 goals in the first half after its match against Brazil in the 1934 edition in the first round.

It also managed to snatch its biggest victory in the history of its participation in the World Cup finals, after its biggest victory was 6-1 against Bulgaria in the 1998 edition, and Olmo’s goal against Costa Rica (the first) became the 100th goal for Spain in the World Cup finals.

And the Spaniard Javi became the second youngest player to score in a World Cup match at the age of 18 years and 110 days, since Pele in the 1958 World Cup against Sweden, when he was 17 years and 249 days old.

The Moroccan team was able to add the fifth point to the Arab teams in the group stage, after the points of Saudi Arabia (3) and the point of Tunisia, after Morocco imposed a tie on the runner-up of the last edition of the World Cup.

With his first match in the current edition of the World Cup, Croatian Luka Modric became the first player to play in the World Cup and the Euro in three different decades, as his start was in 2000 with the Croatian team Dynamo Zagreb, where he joined him when he was fifteen years old, before moving to Tottenham. In 2008, then to the Spanish club in 2012, and his international participation came in the 2006, 2014, 2018 and then the current version of the World Cup, and in the Euro 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020 versions.

In the Germany-Japan match, in which the latter achieved the historic victory, Yuto Nagatomo became the first Japanese player to participate in 4 different versions of the World Cup, with 12 matches, surpassing Makoto Hasebe and Eiji Kawashima, both of whom had 11 matches.

The article is in Arabic

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