World Cup goes from bad to worse for Asia and 2018 contest host, Russia

  • Belgian players applaud with their supporters after a organisation H World Cup soccer compare between Belgium and Russia during a Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jun 22, 2014. Belgium won a compare 1-0. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)The Associated Press

  • Belgian fans hearten after Belgium scored a idea as they watch a soccer compare on a hulk shade in a Grote Markt in Antwerp, Belgium on Sunday, Jun 22, 2014. Belgium scored a 1-0 feat over Russia during a organisation H World Cup soccer compare between Belgium and Russia during a Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)The Associated Press

  • Members of a Algerian soccer organisation join hands as they applaud on a representation after winning 4-2 , a organisation H World Cup soccer compare between South Korea and Algeria during a Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, Jun 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)The Associated Press

  • Algeria’s Rafik Halliche (5) celebrates after scoring his side’s second idea during a organisation H World Cup soccer compare between South Korea and Algeria during a Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, Jun 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)The Associated Press

  • Algeria’s Yacine Brahimi, front left, celebrates after scoring his side’s fourth idea during a organisation H World Cup soccer compare between South Korea and Algeria during a Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, Jun 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)The Associated Press

At mid point, a World Cup went from bad to worse for Asia and a tournament’s subsequent host, Russia. But it went from good to even improved for spectators hungry for goals.

South Korea teeters on a verge of rejecting after losing 4-2 to Algeria on Sunday. Asia is now during genuine risk of carrying no organisation in a subsequent knockout turn of football’s showcase.

One of a 4 Asian nations — Australia — is already certain to be going home, regardless of either it wins a final compare opposite dethroned champion Spain.

Iran, Japan and Korea could follow Australia out a door, even if they win their final matches. Korea’s detriment worsened Asian teams’ already gloomy record to: played 8 games, won none, after 11 days of competition,

Russia’s hopes of relocating to a knockout stages were also discontinued by a 1-0 detriment Sunday to Belgium in Rio de Janeiro. Belgium became a sixth nation to validate for a subsequent stage. The others so distant are a Netherlands, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica and Argentina. Cameroon, Bosnia, Australia, Spain and England are really out.

Russia will horde a 2018 World Cup.

The late diversion on Sunday, USA vs. Portugal in a erotic Amazon city of Manaus, will be a 32nd of 64 matches to be hold during this World Cup.

Midway through, a statistics are proof what spectators are fathoming out for themselves: this contest in a devout home of football is distant some-more watchable than a final one in South Africa, with many some-more goals and half as many draws than during a same theatre in 2010.

The 4-2 Algeria-Korea score-fest in Porto Alegre in southern Brazil was a tenth diversion — scarcely one third of a sum so distant — to see 4 goals or more. The idea sum for a contest forward USA-Portugal after Sunday has now climbed to 90.

In South Africa, a initial 32 matches constructed 67 goals, 7 of them scored by Portugal in only one compare opposite North Korea, and 10 draws. In Brazil, there have been only 5 draws so far.

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