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5 Highlights From World Cup 2022

Here are some of the highlights from World Cup 2022.

December 20, 2022

The 2022 FIFA World Cup took place in Qatar from November 21 to December 18 and as expected, it is an exciting tournament. With the world’s best teams descending on the small nation, it delivers its promises to be a spectacular event.

The World Cup is an event like none other. With teams from over 30 countries vying for soccer supremacy and a spot in history as champions of FIFA World Cup 2022, there is never been a more exciting time to follow soccer. Here are some of the highlights from the World Cup.


The Stage Is Set


Before the World Cup can take place, preparations need to be made to ensure that the tournament runs smoothly. All eyes in the sports world are fixed on Qatar, as it is set to become the first-ever Arab nation to host a World Cup.

Over the past 10 years of preparation, the government has been working hard to turn the country into an international sports power in order to make sure that they were ready for this prestigious event. The extensive refurbishments within Qatar included a brand-new set of state-of-the-art stadiums, utilizing all new materials as well as retrofitting existing venues from scratch with an eye towards sustainability.

In addition to these stadiums, there have also been several other infrastructure projects initiated such as transportation networks, airport expansions, and efforts towards moderating climate conditions both within and outside stadiums. Thousands of workers have put in countless hours into making sure that everything is planned perfectly and runs smoothly when the tournament begins.

The stage is set for what promises to be an unforgettable World Cup experience for everyone involved! It is exciting to witness how these ambitious plans come together once players hit the pitch at Lusail Iconic Stadium.

Just like how Qatar has been preparing for the tournament, the teams that achieved the best results in the tournament had also invested significant effort in the months leading up to the event. They had trained hard, worked on their tactics and strategies, and were mentally and physically prepared for the challenge ahead. Preparation and practice are essential for any successful team, especially in a competitive tournament such as the World Cup. Knowing the opposition and having a plan in place are key to success, and teams that are not adequately prepared will almost certainly struggle.

Likewise, for anyone of us hoping for success in life should not overlook practice and preparation as a huge factor when deciding whether or not we will go far in life.


The Goal Is Clear

Life is like a game of football; you need goals.

The most important lesson that can be learned from watching a World Cup game is the importance of setting goals. Just as experienced players set out their team’s goals before taking part in a match, we should also set our own goals in life - whether they are small or large. Being able to identify what we want out of life will help us stay focused on our ultimate goal and will allow us to take constructive steps towards achieving it.

Goals are very important in life, whether it is in professional or personal aspects. Having goals in life is key to success and it requires determination, motivation and belief in achieving them. Through watching the champion’s performance of the 2022 World Cup, we can learn how setting goals can help push us further despite countless obstacles and overcome any odds along the way.

The feeling of accomplishment after reaching a goal lifts us up and motivates us to reach higher targets as we will start to realize that nothing is impossible as long as we stay focused on our planned objectives. Goals help define our priorities and distinguish between what really matters most to achieve them instead of running on majority opinions or influences from people around us. Pursuing goals always require sacrifice which gives a sense of fulfillment to ones self when they achieved something they personally wanted and strived hard on achieving it.

This goes to show that having personal objectives can set throughout every hardship of life just like how football players had their own dreams for glory throughout their challenge towards triumph at the 2022 World Cup matches . Goals become our means for success. Therefore do not fear from dreaming big and prepare yourself with realistic approach towards obtaining those desired objectives.

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The Team Is Unite


Throughout World Cup 2022, there are countless examples of how teams that work together and rely on each other strategies have a better chance at success regardless of individual talent or skill. In principle, it is not who you are playing with but how you play together that counts. Whether it is players coordinating their movements on the pitch or coaches devising tactics to outwit their opponents, teamwork ultimately forms the foundation for success in any sport.

Teamwork also plays an important role off the pitch as well. Making sure to build a strong sense of community within a team helps create an environment for sustainable growth and development over time; something that cannot be achieved without collective effort and understanding amongst teammates. Achieving victory takes a lot more than just individual excellence- it requires collaboration and working collectively towards success even if individual attitudes may differ.

The World Cup is a team sport, and the teams that succeed are those that work together and support one another. This can be seen in the way that players pass the ball, defend as a unit, and celebrate their victories together. As a team sport, everyone plays a part, from the striker to the goalkeeper to the coach and even the ball boy. If anyone is overlooked, the team may not necessarily succeed.

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The Ball Is Round

The world of football has always been unpredictable; a result that suddenly changes, unforeseen heroics and an upset that no one predicted. There are definitely some unexpected turns and surprise outcomes in this World Cup.

Korea, Japan and outstanding Morocco were billed to be World Cup minnows. But instead, they showed up in this World Cup and beat powerhouses like Germany, Spain, Belgium and Portugal along the way. Even tournament favorite Brazil crashed out in shock loss on penalties to Croatia.

No team should ever take success for granted. Every team is striving for victory; there are no quarter finals or draws in knockout stages — failure is all or nothing. Consequently, teams should always be ready to rebalance their strategies accordingly with all variables in sight before any match regardless of their opponents or circumstances surrounding the match.

Teams have to ensure that their players unleash their full potential in each match without any room for complacency or underestimating smaller teams — opposition can come from every corner or angle from another national team as well unexpectedly from within a team itself against an overconfident big gun star player. Teams need to remain collectively focused and drive themselves extremely hard if they truly desire success.

In life, we can expect anything — celebrations, dreams coming true, unexpected heroics and also a bunch of unanticipated defeats; however by following these principles, I strongly believe any advancement towards victory is made much more attainable!


The Champion Is Born

Argentina has been crowned champions after a rollercoaster match that saw their lead levelled twice in a nail-biting finale with France. The game headed to extra time, with the score at 2-2 in full time. With more plot and twist in extra time, it ended 3-3. Argentina got the best cards during the penalty, making it 4-2 to clinch the World Cup.

It was a grueling battle that pitched the magic of Messi against the rampage of Mbappe. With the World Cup win, it confirms Messi's status as the greatest player of all time, and he won the World Cup Golden Ball award.

Argentina had lost 2007 Copa America final, 2014 World Cup final, 2015 Copa America final, 2016 Copa America final, was struggling to qualify for 2018 World Cup, and got knocked out by France in the round of 16, lost 2019 Copa America semi-final. But they did not give up. It was the greatest comeback in football history.

Argentina has shown that it can dust off setbacks and move forward. The worse thing one could do in life is throw in the towel and call it a day. Keep fighting if you can. If you do, you always have a chance.


Congrats once again to Argentina and Lionel Messi! 🇦🇷


Junwen Chen

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