World Cup Now Round of 16

 First cut 16 teams went home and 16 more will be fighting this week to qualification and be part of the round of 8

 Algeria

algeria

Game June 30th at 4:00 pm ET VS Germany

Population: 37.9million

National dish: Couscous, usually with lamb

Best World Cup finish: First round in 1982, 1986 and 2010.


Argentina

argentinaGame: July 1st at 12:00 pm ET VS Switzerland

Population: 41.9million

National dish: Asado – beef cooked on a barbecue

Best World Cup finish: Winners 1978 and 1986


Belgium

BelgiumGame: July 1st at 4:00 pm ET VS USA

Population: 11.14 million

National dish: Mussels and chips

Best World Cup finish: Fourth place in 1986.


Brazil

brazilGame: June 28th at 12:00 pm ET VS Chile

 

Population: 198.7million

National dish: Feijoada – a stew of beans with beef and pork

Best World Cup finish:  Winners 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002.


Chile

ChileGame: June 28th at 12:00 PM ET VS Brazil

Population: 17.46 million

National dish: Curanto – a stew of seafood, meat and vegetables

Best World Cup finish: Third place 1962

 

 

Colombia

ColombiaGame: June 28th at 4:00 pm ET VS Uruguay

Population: 47.7 million

National dish: Bandeja paisa – a red beans cooked with beef and white rice, arepa, skin pork, eggs meat and sausage

Best World Cup finish: Round of 16, 1990

Costa Rica

costa ricaGame: June 29th at 4:00 pm ET VS Greece

Population: 4.8 million

National dish: Casado – rice with black beans

Best World Cup finish: Round of 16 in 1990

France

FranceGame :June 30th at 12:00 pm ET VS Nigeria

Population: 65.7 million

National dish: Cassoulet – simmered white beans and meat  

Best World Cup finish: Winners 1998

Germany

GermanyGame: June 30th at 4:00 pm ET VS Algeria

Population: 81.9 million

National dish: Sauerbraten – a pot roast of mainly beef but other meats can be used  

Best World Cup finish: Winners 1954, 1974, 1990

Greece

GreeceGame: June 29th at 4:00 pm ET VS Costa Rica

Population: 11.28 million

National dish: Moussaka  

Best World Cup finish: First round – 1994 and 2010.

Mexico

mexicoGame: June 29th at 12:00 pm ET VS Netherlands

Population: 120.8 million

National dish: Mole Poblano de Guajalote – turkey with sauce

Best World Cup finish: Quarter-finals – 1970 and 1986

Netherlands 

netherlandsGame: June 29th at 12:00 pm ET VS Mexico

Population: 16.77 million

National dish: Stamppot

Best World Cup finish:  Antwerp 1920 (Third place), FIFA U-17 World Cup Peru 2005 (Third place.

Nigeria

NigeriaGame:June 30th at 12:00 pm ET VS France

Population: 168.8 million

National dish: Pounded Yam and Egusi soup  – Egusi are the seeds from melon and squash plants

Best World Cup finish:  Round of 16 – 1994 and 1998

Switzerland

SwitzerlandGame: July 1st at 12:00 pm ET VS Argentina

Population: 7.9 million

National dish: Cervelas – a smoked sausage made of beef or pork

Best World Cup finish: Quarter finals – 1934, 1938, 1954.

Uruguay

UruguayGame: June 28th at 4:00 pm ET VS Colombia

Population: 3.4 million

National dish: Chivito – a sandwich of steak, mozzarella, bacon, olives and a fried egg.

Best World Cup finish: Winners – 1930 and 1950

USA

USAGame: July 1st at 4:00 pm ET VS Belgium

Population: 313.9 million

National dish: Big Mac and Fries

Best World Cup finish: Third place in 1930.

Best Players

Top Scorer

  • 7Shots
  • 4Goals scored

Top runner

  • 38019 mDistance covered

Player with the most passes completed

  • 89.4%Passes Completion Rate
  • 278Total Passes
  • Short 14 %
  • Medium 69.1 %
  • Long 16.9 %
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Top saves

  • 2Saves
  • 0Goals Conceded
100 %Save Rate

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