July 05, 2018
By: Erica Rose
On any level of play, on any given day - upsets can happen in sports; and the World Cup has been no different. I’ll admit that I don’t pay much attention to professional soccer outside of this tournament, but man has this been exciting. However, it does seem like every team I route for ends up losing! Two of the most famous names of the tournament Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are already out. The defending champions, Germany, did not get out of group play. Russian shocked Spain in what was the third biggest upset in World Cup history based on rankings. Even the “favorites” who survive and advance are doing just that – surviving. As of Tuesday for the first time ever in the World Cup 3 round of 16 games needed to rely on PK’s to determine a winner.
Now there are just 7 matches remaining and I have no idea who is going to be the 2018 champion. But, what I do know is that there is a lot of pressure on these players and we are going to continue seeing some pretty exciting games!