Crowds in Moscow make Qatar rethink 2022 World Cup plans

11 July, 2018, 07:37 | Author: Bert Pena
  • Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic saves the decisive penalty during a penalty shoot out after extra time during the round of 16 match between Croatia

It is only the second time that Croatia have reached the World Cup semi-finals since becoming an independent nation.

England might disagree, and the two countries could yet meet in the semi-finals.

Ahead of their biggest game in a generation, Southgate has told his players the next few days can change their lives for ever.

Croatia's long periods of possession were largely unproductive, the final pass was invariably missing and they were surprised by Russia's aggressive approach.

Although Croatia went on to suffer an agonising 2-1 defeat to host nation France in the semi-finals, they beat the Netherlands 2-1 in the third-place playoff.

But as in the previous match against Denmark - which Croatia also won on penalties after an insipid 1-1 draw - all too often his team mates failed to do anything with them.

"We know where we are, we know we're not the finished article and I don't think we have loads of world class players".

But with five minutes to play Fernandes got on the end of a free kick just outside the box to head home an equaliser and send the entire country into raptures.

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However, she lost her way after that and went a set and 4-0 down before recomposing herself and taking it to a third. Nadal will be up against the promising Alex de Minaur, who beat Pierre Hugues Herbert 6-2, 6-7 (8), 7-5, 6-3.

"But now, I pray and I would give anything in the world that this squad eventually "confines us to history". "We did not want to risk some passes that would tip the balance in our favour".

"But everyone is happy with what we have", he said, adding that he would still watch remaining games, supporting Belgium.

This is the first time they have reached the knock-out phase since - and they had to qualify for Russian Federation via the play-offs - and Luka Modric reckons their good fortune is long overdue.

The biggest question mark now surrounds the fitness of a team who have gone the full distance in their last two matches and had several players struggling with injuries against Russian Federation.

There was one change apiece to the starting line-ups, with the sole adjustment for Russian Federation from their surprise penalty shoot-out triumph over Spain in the last 16 seeing Cheryshev come in for Yuri Zhirkov.

"With what we've achieved now, we can't take a step back", Cheryshev said.

"It's a proud moment for us all when we put on the jersey and I'm going to grab it with both hands, run with it and enjoy it as much as we can".

The praise heaped on the Russian authorities by fans and media alike has been music to the ears of both Federation Internationale de Football Association boss Gianni Infantino and Russian president Vladimir Putin, with most of the negative stereotypes about the country pushed aside amid a carnival atmosphere inside and outside stadiums.

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