Football World Cup 2022 Insights

Which teams will make the knockouts and which ones will be knocked out?

Two rounds of matches have been completed & some big-name teams, pre-tournament favorites, are yet to book their places in the next round of knockout games.

This next set of matches will determine which teams make the round of 16.

Date Time Match
29th Nov 8:30 pm Netherlands vs Qatar
29th Nov 8:30 pm Ecuador vs Senegal
30th Nov 12:30 am Wales vs England
30th Nov 12:30 am IR Iran vs USA
30th Nov 8:30 pm Australia vs Denmark
30th Nov 8:30 pm Tunisia vs France
1st Dec 12:30 am Poland vs Argentina
1st Dec 12:30 am Saudi Arabia vs Mexico

Netherlands vs Qatar

The dutch are well positioned to make the round of 16 comfortably, while the hosts Qatar are already knocked out.

Top Player Picks:

  • Netherlands: Cody Gakpo – 2 goals
  • Netherlands: Davy Klaasen – 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Qatar: Mohammed Muntari – 1 goal
  • Qatar: Ismail Mohamad – 1 assist

Captain Choice: Cody Gakpo

Ecuador vs Senegal

Both teams have a chance to make the next round with Ecuador sitting ahead of Senegal with a solitary point.

Top Player Picks:

  • Ecuador: Enner Valencia – 3 goals
  • Ecuador: Angelo Preciado – 1 assist
  • Senegal: Bamba Dieng – 1 goal
  • Senegal: Ismail Jakobs – 1 assist

Captain Choice: Enner Valencia

Wales vs England

England have one foot in the next round with 4 points so far, while Wales are bottom of their group with 1 point.

Top Player Picks:

  • Wales: Gareth Bale – 1 goal
  • Wales: Chris Mepham
  • England: Bukayo Saka – 2 goals
  • England: Raheem Sterling – 1 goal, 1 assist

Captain Choice: Bukayo Saka

Iran vs USA

Iran are ahead of the USA on the points table with a shock win over Wales. They have a historic chance of making the next round if they can beat USA in the final group game.

Top Player Picks:

Iran: Mehdi Taremi – 2 goals, 1 assist

Iran: Ali Gholizadeh – 1 assist

USA: Timothy Weah – 1 goal

USA: Christian Pulisic – 1 assist

Captain Choice: Mehdi Taremi

Australia vs Denmark

The Danes have struggled in this edition of the World Cup with just a single point after 2 games. Australia are 2nd in the group with 3 points.

Top Player Picks:

  • Australia: Craig Goodwin – 1 goal
  • Australia: Mathew Leckie – 1 assist
  • Denmark: Andreas Christensen – 1 goal
  • Denmark: Mikkel Damsgaard

Captain Choice: Mikkel Damsgaard

Tunisia vs France

France has dominated their group comfortably & has qualified for the next round. Tunisia is at the bottom of the table & is likely to be knocked out.

Top Player Picks:

  • Tunisia: Ali Abdi
  • Tunisia: Montassar Talbi
  • France: Kylian Mbappe – 3 goals, 1 assist
  • France: Adrien Rabiot – 1 goal, 1 assist

Captain Choice: Kylian Mbappe

Poland vs Argentina

After their opening games, both Poland & Argentina had good 2nd games with a win each. Poland are top of the table with 4 points.

Top Player Picks:

  • Poland: Robert Lewandowski – 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Poland: Piotr Zielinski – 1 goal
  • Argentina: Lionel Messi – 2 goals, 1 assist
  • Argentina: Angel Di Maria – 1 assist

Captain Choice: Lionel Messi

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico

Saudi Arabia has 3 points in the bag after beating favorites Argentina in their opening game. Mexico has just a single point for their draw vs Poland.

Top Player Picks:

  • Saudi Arabia: Salem Al-Dawsari – 1 goal
  • Saudi Arabia: Feras Al-Brikan – 1 assist
  • Mexico: Alexis Vega
  • Mexico: Hirving Lozano

Captain Choice: Hirving Lozano

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