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FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Day 13: Live updates, news, results, South Korea Vs Portugal, Ghana Vs Uruguay, Serbia Vs Switzerland, Cameroon Vs Brazil

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The final day of the round robin group matches at the 2022 Qatar World Cup are finally here and it’s certainly been a wild ride.

Japan topped group E and knocked out Germany in one fell swoop on day 12 to cap off an incredible series of results.

But favourites Brazil will be desperate not to be dragged into an upset against Cameroon — although the Africans and Serbia both need big wins to force their way into the round of 16.

It’s a similar predicament in the group H as Portugal have already booked a place in the next round. But Ghana sit on three points ahead of South Korea and Uruguay both hungry for a win.

Day 13 World Cup matches (times in AEDT)

— 2am: Portugal vs. South Korea

— 2am: Ghana vs. Uruguay

— 6am: Serbia vs. Switzerland

— 6am: Cameroon vs. Brazil

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10.30pm AEDT: World Cup conspiracy ‘all makes sense’

The football world is still in disbelief after Germany were booted from the World Cup in the group stages for the second straight time.

But the traditional powerhouse are smelling something fishy — or at least hoping for something — as the German people try to figure out just what went wrong.

German media has raised the theory that Japan and Spain may have colluded to ensure both teams safely made it to the next round.

Entering the day, Spain were on top of the ladder and had all but booked a spot in the next round — only a 9-0 German win and Spanish loss could have seen the side miss the knockout stages.

But for Japan, a win was the only way it could be assured of victory — a draw would have sent Germany through after its 4-2 win over Costa Rica.

Before the match, German outlet Bild pointed out Spain and Japan had a relationship relating to youth and women’s football as well as referee training.

Japan also now face 2018 runner’s up Croatia, while Spain play Group F toppers Morocco, who haven’t made it out of the group stage since 1986.

While it all seemed like talk before the match, there were some true believers converted after full-time.

Add to it hosts Qatar’s glee in sending Germany off as TV hosts covered their mouths and waved goodbye after the result, referring to the German protest before the tournament opener, and fans have got themselves a conspiracy.

Or maybe Germany should have won against Japan and/or Spain and none of the other machinations would have mattered …

Story Credit: news.com.au

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