Was Crocodile stronger at Marineford? Or was he holding back in Alabasta?

 During the Alabasta arc, Crocodile displayed a level of power that was initially considered overwhelming by the Straw Hat Pirates. He possessed the Logia-type Devil Fruit called the Suna Suna no Mi (Sand-Sand Fruit), which granted him the ability to control and transform into sand. He had a reputation as a Shichibukai and controlled the desert kingdom of Alabasta from the shadows. His strength was showcased through his battles with Luffy and others. At Marineford, Crocodile was present as part of the war that took place at Marine Headquarters. While he did participate in the battle, he didn't display the same level of dominance as some other powerful characters present. This has led fans to speculate that he might not have been as strong as initially portrayed in Alabasta. It's important to note that power scaling and character abilities can be subject to interpretation and development by the author. Oda often keeps details deliberately open-ended to keep the story intriguing.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar 2022 fixtures and predictions for November 28

The Qatar World Cup's second round of group-stage matches concludes on Monday, with teams competing in the competition's first winter edition.

The quadrennial tournament's 22nd edition, which began in 1930, is also the first to be held in an Arab country. Qatar is the world's smallest country in terms of area (11,600 km2) and population (2.7 million).

The World Cup is divided into eight groups of four teams, with the top two from each moving on to a knockout round of 16, which is followed by the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final. This format will be changed for the World Cup 2026, when the tournament will be expanded to 48 teams and co-hosted by the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

World Cup matches today

Cameroon v Serbia (Group G): Al Janoub Stadium, 10am (ITV)

South Korea v Ghana (Group H): Education City Stadium, 1pm (BBC)

Brazil v Switzerland (Group G): Stadium 974, 4pm (ITV)

Portugal v Uruguay (Group H): Lusail Stadium, 7pm (ITV)

When will the knockout stages begin?

This year's World Cup knockout stages begin with the round of 16, followed by the quarter finals, semi finals, and final. The first round of 16 match is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 3.

When is the World Cup final in 2022?

The World Cup's final match will take place on Qatar National Day, Sunday, December 18. It will begin at 3 p.m. UK time (6 p.m. in Qatar, 10 a.m. ET, 9 a.m. CT, and 7 a.m. PT) at the 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium.

Where will the next World Cup be held?

The World Cup 2026 will be held in three host countries – America, Canada, and Mexico – in a tournament first, after the trio's bid defeated a strong bid from Morocco. The competition matches will be held in 16 cities across America, including 11 in the United States, two in Canada, and three in Mexico.