Justin Baltes and Conall Fisher – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Saturday, Dec. 3,  the United States was eliminated in round 16 of the World Cup. After advancing past the group round they were knocked out by the Netherlands in a 3-1 loss.

Many Americans were only watching to cheer for the national team, so now the question arises: Why continue to watch the world cup now that the US is no longer in it?

LRHS sophomore Sofia Cretu said, “The world Cup is an important world-wide event, even if the US is already out of the Cup it’s still fun to watch and support other countries. Me and my friends love watching Brazil play.”

This will be the last World Cup attended by many star players of the sport. Some of these names are Messi, Ronaldo and Modric.

With many of these players’ careers ending, many think this will be their last World Cup. This World Cup is sure to be a legendary World Cup, possibly creating a legacy moment for their career and this World Cup.

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With the USA being knocked out of the World Cup and there being many star players remaining in the tournament, there is definitely a team to root for this World Cup in Qatar.

Sophomore Dominick Kerman said, “Now that the USA has been eliminated from the competition, I’m rooting for France to win. France’s players are making history right now with players like Olivier Giroud beating Thierry Henry’s record of having the most goals in the whole history of the Mens French National team!”

If France were to win this year it would be the third time a team has won back-to-back World Cups. This would be the first time that has happened since 1962. The last team to win back to back World Cups was Brazil’s team.