Top Moments in World Cup First Round Games

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A collage image of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Richarlison.

The first round of World Cup group stage games concluded on November 24, with a Brazil Samba boys registering a hard-fought win over defensive Serbia. 

16 fixtures took place in five days, with 41 scintillating goals scored in the tourney, gripping the whole world. 

So far, only one African team, Ghana, found the back of their opponent's goal. The Black Star scored two goals in their tantalising 3-2 loss to Portugal.

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The five African representatives are yet to register a win, with three losses (Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana) and two draws (Morocco and Tunisia). 

Qatar failed to register a win in the opening fixture, becoming the first host nation to lose their opening match. 

There have also been significant disappointments, with Argentina and Germany losing to Saudi Arabia and Japan, respectively. 

Saudi Arabia became the first Asian football team to score Argentina with more than one goal in the tournament's history. 

Japan's win was the first time in their history that they won a World Cup match in which they conceded first. 

Different players have already made their mark in the tournament, with various records being set. 

England Jude Bellingham and Bukayo Saka made history after becoming the first two players under 21 years to score in a single World Cup game in the country's history. 

Olivier Giroud was able to match French legend Thierry Henry;51, for the national team. 

Spain's 18-year-old Pablo Gavi became the youngest goal scorer in a World Cup match with his goal against Costa Rica. 

Portugals forward Cristiano Ronaldo become the first player to score five in different editions of the World Cup after converting his spot kick against Ghana.

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