20-16: South Korea, Iran, Serbia, Senegal, Argentina

20. South Korea

Doomed before a ball was kicked, South Korea did well to nearly emerge from a horrible group with three points. Of all teams, Germany were the one who surrendered them.

Three star performers emerged—one predictable cheap nike jerseys nfl (Son Heung-min), the others not so much (Kim Young-gwon and Jo Hyeon-woo).

19. Iran

Drawn into a horror group of their own, including Spain, Portugal and many peoples’ dark-horse pick in Morocco, Iran did stupendously well to grab four points.

Carlos Queiroz’s tactical moves were clever, stymieing Morocco and nearly embarrassing Portugal, and the team battled impressively in a narrow defeat to Spain.

18. Serbia cheap nfl jerseys from china nike

It’s fair to say we expected more of Serbia, who carried an in-form striker (Aleksandar Mitrovic), a genuine difference-maker (Sergej Milinkovic-Savic) and a robust back six into the tournament.

The key game was always going to be against Switzerland, and losing that in the final minutes essentially knocked them out in Game 2. We only saw one good game from Milinkovic-Savic, and Mitrovic missed an awful lot of chances.

17. Senegal

The first side ever to be knocked out of the World Cup on fair play points. Remember Senegal, as they’re an answer to a quiz question coming your way soon.cheap new nike nfl jerseys

What happened to them did feel harsh, particularly given the sporadic brilliance of their play, but when you contrive to drop points in the way they did, elimination is tough to stave off.

16. Argentina

Things went about as badly as could be expected for Argentina.

They were always likely to emerge from the group—the star quality on show meant at least that much could be expected—but they’re too dysfunctional a side to cope with good, organised opponents. France showed them the door in some style.cheap nfl jerseys nike china