Why a World Cup group plays its last games at the same time + - EntornoInteligente
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26/06/2018 – MiamiHerald. / Each World Cup begins with daily batches of games served one right after the other, perfect for singular focus and binge watching. Until the last games of group play, which will be played Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Then, each group’s final games are played at the same time. So, it requires two screens or some dextrous handling of a remote control if you want to watch, say, Argentina-Nigeria while keeping an eye on Croatia-Iceland Tuesday afternoon.

Blame Germany and Austria. Or, rather, West Germany and Austria.

The first game of Group 2 in the 1982 World Cup matched one of the pre-tournament favorites, West Germany, against Algeria. Most people anticipated the Germans could name their score, as was usually the case in those days when a traditional soccer power faced an African nation.

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