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Russia 2018: This is the best team from the group stages

With the conclusion of the group stages at this years FIFA World Cup in Russia there were a few teams who logged a decent application for the award of the best team in the group stages at the World Cup. Uruguay, Spain, England, Brazil and France were all names on football fans’ lips come the …

With the conclusion of the group stages at this years FIFA World Cup in Russia there were a few teams who logged a decent application for the award of the best team in the group stages at the World Cup.

Uruguay, Spain, England, Brazil and France were all names on football fans’ lips come the talk of teams in form and even possible World Cup winner’s contenders. Oh, and don’t forget the majestic football from the host nation, Russia, in their first two games early on.

From the South American teams Uruguay were by far the most convincing teams. They had the most impressive defensive record during the group stages conceding a tally of 0 goals in three games.

England also looked impressive during the group stages by winning two of their three matches. This included a convincing 6-1 win over Panama, a game in which red hot striker Harry Kane scored a hat trick to make him lead the golden boot race with 5 goals.

However, the best team during the group stages was the team to which England lost their final group stage game and also European counterpart – Belgium. With the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Kevin de Bruyne in their rakings it is no surprise that this well-oiled team were the talk in town. The Red Devils scored 9 goals in three games and only conceded two. Their talisman striker, Romelu Lukaku, scored 4 goals making him the joint second highest scorer alongside Cristiano Ronaldo at the World Cup.

Many people believe that Belgium will do their favour tags an honour by lifting the trophy come 15 July in Moscow. But as we all know, this is the World Cup and anything is possible. If you don’t believe me go ask De Manneschaft – Germany.

By Dennis Delport

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