The world’s topflight football tournament in Qatar so far has witnessed exceptional display of football experiences, skills and goals until match day three.
American actor Morgan Freeman golden voice was the talk of the continent as he displayed momentous welcome speech at the opening ceremony early Sunday evening.
For the movie fans, this was unbelievable as for some, it wasn’t as many disagreed with the famous 85-year-old American actor for accepting the “blood money” to appear on such event amidst several human right violations in the host country. It is further alleged that famous celebrities declined the offer such as Dua Lipa, Shakira and Rod Stewart who turned down offers from tournament organizers to perform at the opening ceremony on moral grounds.
However, some said they admired the content of his message which spoke of tolerance and unity. “For a man who played Nelson Mandela… it is so disappointing to see #MorganFreeman take the money and support an oppressive regime” ‘ one commentator wrote on Twitter.
Regardless of that, the football showdown was ignited in a game that will forever remain in history as the Qatar the host country lost to the goal thirsty Latin American side Ecuador.
Ecuador were denied an early goal in the opening game of the World Cup against Qatar as fans were left baffled by a tight offside call but that was not enough to stop them from pouring in more goals later on, by final time, Qatar was trailing 2:0 courtesy of Enner Valencia and weak display by Qatar goal keeper Saad Al Sheeb.
On Match Day two, England thrashed Iran 6:2 to get victory over the Middle East country. A brace by Arsenal’s finest Bukayo Saka, United’s Rashford, Jude, Starling and Jack Grealish. Taremi equally scored a brace for the opponent however that wasn’t enough to resist Gareth Southgate’s boys.
Senegal became the first African team to lose in this year’s tournament after falling to the Duch 2:0. The game started off quite well for the team coached by Louis van Gaal, but then it quickly became a slow match with very few chances for either side. In the last minute of the match Ajax’s midfielder Davy Klaassen scored the second and last goal of the match that put an end to Senegal’s dreams of finding a late equalizer following Gakpo’s earlier goal.
On the last game of the second day, USA failed to skip over Wales in a game that ended 1:1. It was the USA who dominated the early stages and could have taken the lead on nine minutes as Joe Rodon’s inadvertent header. Gareth Bale’s late penalty was enough to end the game in a draw.
Match Day three was another interesting display of it’s own as Lionel Messi broke history of being the only Argentine player to have scored in over 3 successive tournament of the like following his early penalty against Saudi Arabi. However this was not enough for Messi side as Saudi Arabia shocked Argentina as both Saleh and Salem scored later on within space of 5minutes.
There were more drama in as Tunisia welcome Denmark, Mexico vs Poland and Napoleon Bonaparte boys France against Australia later on in the night. Follow more detailed World Cup analysis on the youtube of The Campusa Magazine here https://youtu.be/kkpXdn7G1nE