The Serbian champion came via the qualifying route. A mis-hit clearance was heading into the hands of goalkeeper Peter Shilton, before a leaping Diego Maradona intercepted it with his hand, punching the ball into the net.
Barcelona has won its group in each of the last five seasons and is a favourite to do so again. At the World Cup, information from analysts was only provided to coaching staff during halftime or after the game.
Have the experience World Cup-winning squads are steadily getting more experienced, a trend that began when the finals expanded to 32 teams in In the past nine tournaments - including three as West Germany - they have won twice, reached three more finals and finished third on two more occasions.
So, there you have it. Three perfect touches to take the ball from a speculative punt upfield to what remains one of the ultimate moments of skill ever displayed in a World Cup. Hide Caption 1 of 11 Photos: As the Europa League winner, it earned itself a place in Pot 1. The two-time Bundesliga champion qualified directly for the group stage by finishing fourth in the domestic league last season.
France and Denmark could make life difficult for Peru, but progressing to the second round need not be a mission impossible. With three association champions in the group, almost all the fixtures are likely to be close contests.
Quarterfinals FIFA ranking: In fact, since that Brazil double, the 13 defending champions have only got past the quarter-finals on two occasions - Argentina in and Brazil inthough Brazil did finish fourth in when the format was two group stages, then a final.
Atletico-Dortmund is the pick of the fixtures in this group. With a world ranking of 66, they would not be one of the top eights if they were not staging the party. We are going to be prepared for the maximum of demands and we are going to resolve all the possible inconveniences that present themselves.
Finishing second in Bundesliga earned it a direct entry into the group stage with a place in Pot 3. In one move, we have removed 24 teams in the competition and are left with eight. But how can you predict the team that will lift the World Cup in Moscow on 15 July?
It was in Pot 2 of the Draw. Liverpool-PSG is undoubtedly the headline fixture of this group, thanks to the attacking riches in both teams and Jurgen Klopp going head to head with compatriot Thomas Tuchel, who took over from Unai Emery in the summer.
PSG, Liverpool or Napoli could win this group. Hide Caption 4 of 11 Photos: Finishing second in Serie A last season earned it a direct entry into the group stage, being one of eight Pot-2 teams. Hide Caption 7 of 11 Photos: Here are the things that the World Cup winners must do The year-old knows a thing or two about playing in Russia too, having moved to FC Lokomotiv Moscow last year.
Those skills have also helped the year-old attacking midfielder of Sao Paulo score goals himself consistently.
Key World Cup moments A Dutch master at work Hide Caption 8 of 11 Photos: Ricardo Gareca But, Jefferson Farfan and Edison Flores, too, are capable of finding the net often enough, as they did in the qualifying phase. He scored 11 goals to help his new team regain the Russian Premier League title after 14 years.
The first 11 editions of the tournament, from toproduced five home winners. The two-time winner qualified directly for the group stage by winning the Portuguese domestic league. Be seeded Since the World Cup expanded to 32 teams inall of the eventual champions have been seeded.
This time round, however, having settled into the Wanda Metropolitano, it can be expected to progress to the round of 16 as the group winner. European tournaments, though, almost always produce home winners. May 26, As the Turkish league champion, it gained direct entry to the group stage.
He was on target four times during the qualifiers. Roger Milla turned on the style at the World Cup in Italy, which saw his Cameroon team reach the quarterfinals -- the furthest an Africa team has ever gone in the competition.Get the latest World Football news, photos, rankings, lists and more on Bleacher Report.
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