How Long Can European Teams Remain Undefeated?
A lot has been made of the strength of the South American sides in the World Cup, but so far, European sides have shown themseleves to be the stronger as they are undefeated.
Eight European sides have played in seven games so far, including the hosts Russia. Additionally Portugal, Spain, France, Iceland, Denmark, Croatia, and now Serbia have played their first group games and all have taken points from them.
The hosts Russia got their tournament off to the perfect start against lowly Saudi Arabia, smashing five goals past them, including this absolute peach from Denis Cheryshev.
GOAL! Cheryshev bends the ball with the outside of his left boot from 25 yards pic.twitter.com/EGP12ApXA4
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 14, 2018
Portugal and Spain played against each other and because of the genius of Cristiano Ronaldo, both sides were undefeated due to a 3-3 draw. Ronaldo scored a hat-trick with a last minute free kick.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) June 15, 2018
France then managed to beat a spirited Australia side by two goals to one, and Iceland defended brilliantly to hold Argentina and Lionel Messi to a 1-1 draw.
On the same day, Denmark and Croatia picked up victories over Peru and Nigeria respectively.
Today, Serbia beat Costa Rica thanks to a sublime free kick by Aleksandr Kolarov. The final score was 1-0.
GOAL! What a free-kick from Kolarov. The Serbian captain from 25-yards out finds the postage stamp with his trusty left-boot pic.twitter.com/sYxDRE9cgE
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 17, 2018
How long do you think this run can continue?
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