Crimson Chronicle Reporter
The World Cup is the most anticipated event in the sports world as it’s finally coming back after a long four years; this time it travels to Qatar. The World Cup consists of 32 nations separated into groups that play against each other in order to advance further into the tournament. Teams are divided into groups consisting of 4 nations per group. After the group stages, It begins with the round of 16 also known as the the second round in which the winner of each group plays against the runner-up of another group. This is followed by the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, the third-place match, and then the great final.
When people hear about the World Cup many memories run through their heads about the nations of every region facing off against each other in order to become the best nation in the world of soccer. Soccer fans all over the world, including many students, are delighted to see their nations or favorite teams compete against each other.
Melvin Gonzalez, an SAS sophomore said “I really like the World Cup. It’s amazing seeing the top players playing for their nations as some players go from rivals to friends. Ever since I was little I would watch all the world cups. Seeing Germany win from Gotze’s goals in the dying minutes of the game was amazing. Hopefully, Germany will win but I think France will win the cup again.”
Although many nations throughout the world may struggle to win the cup, all fans will eagerly watch these games as it’ll be the end for many soccer legends. It’ll also be a first for nations such as Canada who haven’t qualified for the World Cup for 36 years. Other nations, such as the United States, qualified after failing to qualify for the 2018 cup which was held in Russia.
“I’m excited to see those who have made it to the World Cup. I’m rooting for Mexico and the USA, but I feel like Argentina or Spain might win since they have a really good organized team,” said Katherine Hernández, SAS junior.