In the early morning of the 25th Beijing time, with Brazil's 2-0 victory over Serbia, Qatar's top 32 World Cup players will all be on the stage.

Has the answer to the ultimate question of "Hercules Cup ownership" become clear?

Read on, this is a story of "several joys and few sorrows".

The picture shows the Spanish team celebrating a goal

Most Champions: Spain, France, England, Brazil

  So far, the biggest difference in this World Cup is 7:0, and the record is set by today's first protagonist, Spain.

  Facing the Costa Rica team, the "Matador Legion" took the initiative and almost did not let the opponent see the hope of victory.

Throughout the game, Spain completed 17 shots, and all 7 shots were converted into goals.

The Costa Rica team's two data are all zero.

Image source: Screenshot of FIFA website

  Many people say that the Spanish team is the ceiling of pass-and-control football. How can you prove it?

In this campaign, the Spanish team completed 1061 passes, of which 1003 were successful, which is almost 6 times that of their opponents.

  In the Spanish team, the veteran Busquets and the Mesozoic player Asensio and others played steadily. Under their leadership, the "post-00" players have been able to take on important responsibilities.

A reasonable age structure can support the team to go further.

The picture shows France striker Giroud celebrating his goal

  The French team, who went to Qatar as the defending champion, also showed strong dominance.

In the game against the Australian team, they scored 4 goals in a row and got a good start after conceding a goal first.

  As the best rookie in the last World Cup, Mbappe contributed goals in his debut. His ability to open a scoring account is of great significance to the "Gallic Rooster".

In addition, the veteran Giroud's demeanor has not diminished in the past, and he scored twice to tie Henry's national team scoring record.

  But compared to the Spanish team, the French will face more challenges.

Before the start of the World Cup, the French team lost Pogba, Nkunku, Benzema and other main players one after another. Coach Didier Deschamps needs more time to adjust the team.

They also lost full-back Lucas Hernandez on their debut, who suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament in his right knee and was out of the World Cup.

The picture shows England players celebrating together

  Facing the "Persian Cavalry" Iranian team, England won a 6:2 victory.

In the game, two young men, Bellingham and Saka, performed eye-catchingly.

The former became the first "post-00" player to score in the history of the World Cup, and the latter won the best player of the game with two goals.

  Iran coach Queiroz said before the game that the England team this time is the most powerful team since its 1966 (winning championship).

The "Three Lions" used this stunning debut to prove that their title of favorite to win is not for nothing.

The picture shows the Brazilian team's barb shot and scored the second goal of the game.

Image source: Visual China

  The finale of the first round of the group stage is the five-star Brazil team. Compared with the teams mentioned above, the Brazilians are obviously better in competition experience.

  In the first half of the game, they had an advantage in dealing with Serbia.

Changing sides to fight again, when the opponent was exhausted, the Brazilian team seized the opportunity to make a fatal blow.

  When Neymar encountered strict defense, others quickly stood up.

Richarlison's sideways barb was the best of the start of the season so far.

With the stars being taken care of, the Brazilian team's response was very appropriate.

The most surprising: Saudi Arabia, Japan

Most disappointed: Argentina, Germany

  In the first round of the group stage, Saudi Arabia and Japan took 3 points from the favorites Argentina and Germany respectively, making two upsets.

According to the FIFA world rankings, the paper strength of the two Asian teams is at a disadvantage, and almost no one is optimistic about them before the game.

  But the Asian powerhouses seem to have got the same script. They all conceded a goal in the first half, and then changed sides and scored two goals in a short period of time after the battle to reverse the game.

Saudi Arabia even celebrated its victory with a national holiday.

The picture shows the Saudi team celebrating a goal.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Tomita

  In the game, both the Saudi team and the Japanese team adopted defensive counterattack tactics. They were waiting for their opponents to make mistakes and fight back.

It is worth mentioning that most of the players in the Saudi team come from the domestic league, while the Japanese team has many players playing in the German league. Similar football concepts and excellent tacit understanding may be a major reason for their upset.

  On the other hand, the performance of the two favorite teams to win the championship is obviously not satisfactory.

This trip to Qatar is Messi's fifth World Cup appearance. He admitted that this is his last World Cup trip.

During the game, the Argentine team encountered an "offside nightmare". Consecutive goals were whistled for offside first, which may have changed the team's mentality.

In addition, how teammates can help Messi share the pressure is also a problem that the "Pampas Eagle" needs to consider.

The picture shows Argentine player Messi (middle) leaving the field after the game.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Tomita

  The days of the "German Chariot" are also difficult. If they fail to regain their form in the next round against the Spanish team, it will be more difficult for them to qualify for the group.

After the match against the Japanese team, the most frequently mentioned sentence by the German team members was "not enough determination to win".

Conceding goals consecutively within 10 minutes also reflects the team's lack of concentration from the side.

Best players: Ronaldo, Garvey, Owais

  On the last match day of the first round of the group stage, Ronaldo ushered in his Qatar debut. The news of parting ways with Manchester United made the outside world more concerned about the Portuguese's state.

  Obviously, the 37-year-old Ronaldo has already learned how to avoid interference.

In the game, he scored a penalty kick made by himself, thus becoming the first player in history to score in five consecutive World Cups.

The picture shows the moment when Ronaldo scored a penalty kick

  Whether it's a shot to create a threat or a defensive confrontation, it can be seen that Ronaldo's competitive state is still online.

After the game, he won the best player of the game.

On social platforms, as many as 15 hot searches by one person are enough to show the influence of the Portuguese.

  "Someone is always young".

This sentence is used to describe the first round of the Qatar World Cup group stage, which is very appropriate.

When the veterans ushered in the "last dance", the fledgling young people couldn't help but walk to the center of the stage.

  Against Costa Rica, Garvey used an imaginative goal to help Spain expand its lead.

Before that, he was the winner of this year's Golden Boy Award; now, with his 18-year-old and 110-day goal, Garvey is comparable to the "ball king" Pele among the youngest scorers in World Cup history.

  You know, this is just the "star of hope" World Cup debut.

He regards Iniesta as an idol and hopes that one day he can win everything for Spain.

The picture shows Garvey celebrating a goal

  Owais' name sounds a little strange at first, but he must be deeply impressed after watching the match between Saudi Arabia and Argentina.

Owais is the Saudi goalkeeper who catches high and low blocks and helps the team defend the last line of defense.

The picture shows Owais (right) in the game

  Owais was still bleeding from his left knee when receiving the man of the match trophy.

He completed 5 saves, 2 clearances, and destroyed the opponent's one-handed chance. He was over 30 years old and turned into the wall of despair that the Blue and White Army finally faced.

  At 18:00 on the 25th, Beijing time, the second round of the Qatar World Cup group stage is about to start.

The competition for qualifying places is intensifying, which teams can turn the unfavorable situation around, which players will give us applause, and everything is waiting for the opening whistle.

(Liu Xingchen)