• Giants set for quarter-final showdown The 2022 World Cup has brought the traditional share of thrills and videos of fans of different nationalities coming together to celebrate unprecedented feats in soccer’s biggest tournament, reports africanews.
Therefore, it is very promising for the rest of the World Cup. But the games have been of great, great quality in beautiful stadiums, we already knew that, however, also, the public that was there was incredible”.
Infantino said, “more than 51,000 on average.
Record numbers on television: we already had over two billion viewers, which is really incredible.
The level is very, very even.
“For the first time also, the national teams from all continents go to the knockout phase for the first time in history.
This shows that football is truly going global.
” Festivals in Qatar have brought together fans from all over the world and the different fan zones were also very crowded.
Speaking in Qatar yesterday, Infantino hailed the World Cup group stage in Qatar as the ‘best ever’.
“I have seen all the games, in fact, and put very simply and clearly, this has been the best group stage of a FIFA World Cup. So it is very promising for the rest of the FIFA World Cup,” Infantino said.
“The matches have been of great, great quality in beautiful stadiums, we already knew that.
However, in addition, the public that was there was incredible.
More than 51,000 on average”.
Argentina, who have gained ground since their upset loss to Saudi Arabia, will face an in-form Dutch team, who remain unbeaten.
England midfielder Declan Rice missed training yesterday due to an unspecified illness.