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Ranking Interesting Football Trends at the World Cup

30 November 2022

Hello Rank Squad!

We’re over half way through the 64 games of the World Cup now, and after two rounds in the Group Stages, there are some things of note that we have learned – or at least you’d hope so, having watched every single minute of this tournament so far. Sam takes us through five intereting quirks that he’s noticed across all the teams – from underdog nations really taking the handbrake off and going hard at favourites, attacking substitutions playing out in favour of those who make them, tactical formation changes in abundance, those for whom this World Cup might just have been a tournament too far, and squad numbers (especially for goalkeepers) being an absolute shambles.

There’s some Things We Love too, which focus on Ghana’s Mohammed Kudus, Canada’s Steven Eustaquio and Portugal’s ghost goal that Cristiano Ronaldo was adamant was his; as we look through some of the best bits of the World Cup so far.

It’s Ranks!