World Cup team of the round: Group stage round 1

The first round of World Cup group stage fixtures is in the books.

We saw some sensational individual performances during the opening few days of the winter showpiece, many of which inspired some of the most memorable results in recent tournament history.

Here’s 90min‘s team of the round for the first batch of group stage fixtures.

Shuichi Gonda

Gonda made up for an error / BSR Agency/GettyImages

Eight saves for 33-year-old Shuichi Gonda as Japan sealed a famous victory over Germany.

He more than made up for his sloppy penalty concession with a vital role in one of his country’s most famous victories.

Angelo Preciado


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