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Title: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 15, 2018, 09:39:30 PM

Matches (and Results)
GROUP PHASE
14-28 June 2018


Thursday 14 June 2018
18:00 Local time


Group A
Luzhniki Stadium
Moscow

Full-Time
 
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/rus) Russia  5 (https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/ksa) Saudi Arabia  0


https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 15, 2018, 10:48:00 PM

Friday 15 June 2018
17:00 Local time


Group A
Ekaterinburg Arena
Ekaterinburg

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/egy)Egypt   0
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/uru)Uruguay   1


Friday 15 June 2018
18:00 Local time


Group B
Saint Petersburg Stadium
St. Petersburg

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/mar)Morocco   0
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/irn)Iran   1


Friday 15 June 2018
21:00 Local time


Group B
Fisht Stadium
Sochi

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/por)Portugal   3   
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/esp)Spain   3


https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 16, 2018, 02:01:58 AM

Saturday 16 June 2018
13:00 Local time


Group C
Kazan Arena
Kazan

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/fra)France   2
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/aus)Australia   1


16 June 2018
16:00 Local time


Group D
Spartak Stadium
Moscow

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/arg)Argentina   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/isl)Iceland   1


16 June 2018
19:00 Local time


Group C
Mordovia Arena
Saransk

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/per)Peru   0
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/den)Denmark   1


16 June 2018
21:00 Local time


Group D
Kaliningrad Stadium
Kaliningrad

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/cro)Croatia   2
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/nga)Nigeria   0


https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 16, 2018, 04:44:26 PM

(http://www.sporthiva.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/r11Ydle-7_1200x0__1-576x379.jpg)
A Russian football team fan


http://www.sporthiva.com/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 16, 2018, 05:01:42 PM

World Cup 2018: Mystic micro pig chooses semi-finalists

15 June 2018

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MERCURY PRESS
Mystic Marcus ate 28 apples, with flags of each nation, and left four which it is claimed will make the semi-finals

A pig with "special powers" has chosen the four nations that will reach the World Cup semi-finals - and England is not one of them.

Mystic Marcus, a micro pig from Heage, Derbyshire, chose Belgium, Argentina, Nigeria and Uruguay.

He did it by eating apples marked with the flags of all the other teams.

He correctly predicted the outcome of the 2014 Fifa World Cup, the Brexit referendum and Donald Trump's election, said owner Juliette Stevens.
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 16, 2018, 05:02:34 PM

So far his World Cup predictions appear to be on the nose - or snout - as Uruguay brought home the bacon with a dramatic victory over Egypt.

The pig breeder said: "Marcus is the seventh child of a seventh child and apparently they're gifted with special powers, so maybe that's where it comes from."

Ms Stevens has about 100 animals on her farm, but Marcus holds a "special place in her heart".

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MERCURY PRESS
Mystic Marcus has "special powers" said his owner

She said: "He's got a lovely personality, he's totally unfazed by all the fuss.

"He's really chilled out and happy to go and do stuff. He takes it all in his stride."
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 16, 2018, 05:03:03 PM

However, despite the breeder's claim of a "100% success rate" Mystic Marcus has slipped up a few times.

In 2016, the micro pig backed Derby County to beat Hull City in the Championship play-off semi-final after choosing the apples with the club's badge. The Rams lost 3-0.

They did win the second leg 2-0 though. Maybe that is what he meant?

Also, the teams he has predicted will make the World Cup semi-finals cannot all reach the last four without at least two of them meeting in one of the quarter-finals.

But, there is a chance he could choose the winner - in 2010, during the World Cup Finals in South Africa, an octopus named Paul correctly predicted the winners of eight matches, including the eventual winner Spain.


https://www.bbc.com/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 17, 2018, 02:44:40 AM

Sunday 17 June 2018
16:00 Local time


Group E
Samara Arena
Samara

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/crc)Costa Rica   0 
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/srb)Serbia   1


Sunday 17 June 2018
18:00 Local time


Group F
Luzhniki Stadium
Moscow

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/ger)Germany   0
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/mex)Mexico   1


Sunday 17 June 2018
21:00 Local time


Group E
Rostov Arena
Rostov-On-Don

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/bra)Brazil   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/sui)Switzerland   1


https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 17, 2018, 03:01:49 AM

Monday 18 June 2018
15:00 Local time


Group F
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Nizhny Novgorod

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/swe)Sweden   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/kor)Korea R.   0


Monday 18 June 2018
18:00 Local time


Group G
Fisht Stadium
Sochi

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/bel)Belgium   3
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/pan)Panama   0


Monday 18 June 2018
21:00 Local time


Group G
Volgograd Arena
Volgograd

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/tun)Tunisia   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/eng)England   2


https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 17, 2018, 01:06:54 PM

Tuesday 19 June 2018
15:00 Local time


Group H
Mordovia Arena
Saransk

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/col)Colombia   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/jpn)Japan   2


Tuesday 19 June 2018
18:00 Local time


Group H
Spartak Stadium
Moscow

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/pol)Poland   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/sen)Senegal   2


Tuesday 19 June 2018
21:00 Local time


Group A
Saint Petersburg Stadium
St. Petersburg

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/rus)Russia   3
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/egy)Egypt   1


https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 19, 2018, 03:40:17 AM

Wednesday 20 June 2018
15:00 Local time


Group B
Luzhniki Stadium
Moscow

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/por)Portugal   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/mar)Morocco   0


Wednesday 20 June 2018
18:00 Local time


Group A
Rostov Arena
Rostov-On-Don

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/uru)Uruguay   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/ksa)Saudi Arabia   0


Wednesday 20 June 2018
21:00 Local time


Group B
Kazan Arena
Kazan

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/irn)Iran   0
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/esp)Spain   1


https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 20, 2018, 01:12:12 AM

Thursday 21 June 2018
16:00 Local time


Group C
Samara Arena
Samara

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/den)Denmark   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/aus)Australia   1


Thursday 21 June 2018
20:00 Local time


Group C
Ekaterinburg Arena
Ekaterinburg

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/fra)France   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/per)Peru   0


Thursday 21 June 2018
21:00 Local time


Group D
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Nizhny Novgorod

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/arg)Argentina   0
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/cro)Croatia   3


https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 21, 2018, 04:25:11 AM

Friday 22 June 2018
15:00 Local time


Group E
Saint Petersburg Stadium
St. Petersburg

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/bra)Brazil   2
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/crc)Costa Rica   0


Friday 22 June 2018
18:00 Local time


Group D
Volgograd Arena
Volgograd

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/nga)Nigeria   2
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/isl)Iceland   0


Friday 22 June 2018
20:00 Local time


Group E
Kaliningrad Stadium
Kaliningrad

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/srb)Serbia   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/sui)Switzerland   2


https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 21, 2018, 05:16:44 AM

Saturday 23 June 2018
15:00 Local time


Group G
Spartak Stadium
Moscow

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/bel)Belgium   5
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/tun)Tunisia   2


Saturday 23 June 2018
18:00 Local time


Group F
Rostov Arena
Rostov-On-Don

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/kor)Korea R.   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/mex)Mexico   2


Saturday 23 June 2018
21:00 Local time


Group F
Fisht Stadium
Sochi

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/ger)Germany   2
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/swe)Sweden   1


https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 21, 2018, 05:17:54 AM

Sunday 24 June 2018
15:00 Local time


Group G
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Nizhny Novgorod

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/eng)England   6
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/pan)Panama   1


Sunday 24 June 2018
20:00 Local time


Group H
Ekaterinburg Arena
Ekaterinburg

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/jpn)Japan   2
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/sen)Senegal   2


Sunday 24 June 2018
21:00 Local time


Group H
Kazan Arena
Kazan

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/pol)Poland   0
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/col)Colombia   3


https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 27, 2018, 05:20:13 AM

Monday 25 June 2018
8:00 Local time


Group A
Samara Arena
Samara

FULL-TIME

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/uru)Uruguay   3
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/rus)Russia   0


Monday 25 June 2018
17:00 Local time


Group A
Volgograd Arena
Volgograd

FULL-TIME

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/ksa)Saudi Arabia   2
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/egy)Egypt   1


Monday 25 June 2018
20:00 Local time


Group B
Kaliningrad Stadium
Kaliningrad

FULL-TIME

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/esp)Spain   2
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/mar)Morocco   2


Monday 25 June 2018
21:00 Local time


Group B
Mordovia Arena
Saransk

FULL-TIME

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/irn)Iran   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/por)Portugal   1


https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 27, 2018, 05:27:20 AM

Tuesday 26 June 2018
17:00 Local time


Group C
Fisht Stadium
Sochi

FULL-TIME

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/aus)Australia   0
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/per)Peru   2


Tuesday 26 June 2018
17:00 Local time


Group C
Luzhniki Stadium
Moscow

FULL-TIME

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/den)Denmark   0
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/fra)France   0


Tuesday 26 June 2018
21:00 Local time


Group D
Saint Petersburg Stadium
St. Petersburg

FULL-TIME

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/nga)Nigeria   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/arg)Argentina   2


Tuesday 26 June 2018
21:00 Local time


Group D
Rostov Arena
Rostov-On-Don

FULL-TIME

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/isl)Iceland   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/cro)Croatia   2


https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 27, 2018, 05:39:42 AM

Wednesday 27 June 2018
17:00 Local time


Group F
Kazan Arena
Kazan

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/kor)Korea R.   2
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/ger)Germany   0


Wednesday 27 June 2018
19:00 Local time


Group F
Ekaterinburg Arena
Ekaterinburg

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/mex)Mexico   0
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/swe)Sweden   3


Wednesday 27 June 2018
21:00 Local time


Group E
Spartak Stadium
Moscow

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/srb)Serbia   0
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/bra)Brazil   2


Wednesday 27 June 2018
21:00 Local time


Group E
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Nizhny Novgorod

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/sui)Switzerland   2
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/crc)Costa Rica   2


https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 30, 2018, 04:34:24 AM

Thursday 28 June 2018
17:00 Local time


Group H
Volgograd Arena
Volgograd

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/jpn)Japan   0
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/pol)Poland   1


Thursday 28 June 2018
18:00 Local time


Group H
Samara Arena
Samara

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/sen)Senegal   0
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/col)Colombia   1


Thursday 28 June 2018
17:00 Local time


Group G
Mordovia Arena
Saransk

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/pan)Panama   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/tun)Tunisia   2


Thursday 28 June 2018
20:00 Local time


Group G
Kaliningrad Stadium
Kaliningrad

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/eng)England   0
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/bel)Belgium   1


https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 30, 2018, 05:16:35 AM

KNOCKOUT PHASE
Round of 16
30 June - 03 July 2018


Saturday 30 June 2018
17:00 Local time


Kazan Arena
Kazan

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/fra)France   4
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/arg)Argentina   3


Saturday 30 June 2018
21:00 Local time


Fisht Stadium
Sochi

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/uru)Uruguay   2
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/por)Portugal   1


https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 30, 2018, 05:17:58 AM

Sunday 01 July 2018
17:00 Local time


Luzhniki Stadium
Moscow

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/esp)Spain   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/rus)Russia   1

Russia win on penalties (3-4)


Sunday 01 July 2018
21:00 Local time


Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Nizhny Novgorod

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/cro)Croatia   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/den)Denmark   1

Croatia win on penalties (3-2)


https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 30, 2018, 05:19:05 AM

Monday 02 July 2018
18:00 Local time


Samara Arena
Samara

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/bra)Brazil      2
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/mex)Mexico   0


Monday 02 July 2018
21:00 Local time


Rostov Arena
Rostov-On-Don

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/bel)Belgium   3
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/jpn)Japan   2


https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on June 30, 2018, 05:19:51 AM

Tuesday 03 July 2018
17:00 Local time


Saint Petersburg Stadium
St. Petersburg

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/swe)Sweden   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/sui)Switzerland   0


Tuesday 03 July 2018
17:00 Local time


Spartak Stadium
Moscow

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/col)Colombia   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/eng)England   1

England win on penalties (3-4)


https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on July 08, 2018, 01:59:57 AM

KNOCKOUT PHASE
Quarter-Finals
06 July - 07 July 2018


06 July 2018
17:00 Local time


Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Nizhny Novgorod

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/uru)Uruguay   0
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/fra)France   2


06 July 2018
21:00 Local time


Kazan Arena
Kazan

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/bra)Brazil   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/bel)Belgium   2


07 July 2018
18:00 Local time


Samara Arena
Samara

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/swe)Sweden   0
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/eng)England   2


07 July 2018
21:00 Local time


Fisht Stadium
Sochi

Full-Time

(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/rus)Russia   2
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/cro)Croatia   2

Croatia win on penalties (3-4)


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Post by: islander on July 09, 2018, 07:43:25 PM

SEMI-FINALS

10 July 2018
21:00 Local time


Saint Petersburg Stadium
St. Petersburg


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(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/fra)France   1
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/bel)Belgium   0


11 July 2018
21:00 Local time


Luzhniki Stadium
Moscow

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(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/cro)Croatia   2
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/eng)England   1

Croatia win after extra time


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Post by: islander on July 13, 2018, 03:18:54 AM

Play-off for third place

14 July 2018
17:00 Local time


Saint Petersburg Stadium
St. Petersburg

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(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/bel)Belgium   2
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/eng)England   0


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Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on July 15, 2018, 01:58:46 PM

Final

15 July 2018
18:00 Local time

Luzhniki Stadium
Moscow

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(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/fra)France   4
(https://api.fifa.com/api/v1/picture/flags-fwc2018-4/cro)Croatia   2


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Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on July 16, 2018, 08:28:37 PM

World Cup 2018

France seal second World Cup triumph with 4-2 win over brave Croatia

Daniel Taylor at the Luzhniki Stadium
@DTguardian
Sun 15 Jul 2018
Last modified on Mon 16 Jul 2018

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France’s Hugo Lloris lifts the World Cup trophy as they celebrate winning. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

When the decisive blows arrived the entire squad piled on top of one another in the victory scrum. Hugo Lloris, the goalkeeper, had run the entire length of the pitch to join in the celebrations. All the substitutes were throwing themselves into this heap of arms and legs. There were even members of the backroom staff contemplating joining in, and who could blame them? France were on their way to winning the World Cup and a party was under way behind the goal where the tricolours were fluttering.

Those were the moments when everybody knew that no side – not even one with Croatia’s resilience and powers of durability – would find a way back. Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappé had scored in quick succession and the next edition of the France national shirt will have two stars, rather than one, above the cockerel.

Didier Deschamps has become only the third man in history to win the World Cup as a player and manager, standing alongside two giants of the game in Mário Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer. Mbappé is a world champion at the age of 19, the first teenager to score in a final since Pelé in 1958, and there were jubilant scenes after the final whistle as the players gave their manager the bumps as the rain turned biblical and the trophy was lifted to a backdrop of thunder and slate skies.
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Post by: islander on July 16, 2018, 08:34:09 PM

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French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has the ball stolen off him by Mandzukic and it’s suddenly 4-2 with 21 minutes remaining. Can Croatia stage a late comeback?
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The mistake from Lloris that allowed Mario Mandzukic to pull a goal back for Croatia did not matter greatly in the end and France are deserving champions bearing in mind their assured performances throughout the tournament. Any team that score four times in a final are entitled to feel they have won in style and nobody seemed to mind too much, in the long wait for the trophy presentation, that the only person being sheltered from the rain was Vladimir Putin. Kudos to the chap in the suit who suddenly appeared with an umbrella to keep the president dry while Gianni Infantino and the other assorted Fifa dignitaries took a soaking.

This was the highest-scoring final since 1966 and it was laced with drama and incident, not least a second-half pitch invasion apparently from members of Pussy Riot, and featuring a fair amount of controversy, too, bearing in mind that France’s second goal, a penalty scored by Antoine Griezmann, came from a borderline VAR decision that will always polarise opinion.

Even before that point it was difficult not to sympathise with Croatia given they had suffered the grievous setback of an own goal from Mandzukic. Zlatko Dalic, the Croatia manager, had promised that, if necessary, his team would take defeat with dignity and at least his players did not veer from that line, in trying circumstances. They will leave Russia, however, feeling that key moments of luck went against them, right down to the smaller details. Marcelo Brozovic’s alleged foul on Griezmann for the free-kick that led to Mandzukic’s own goal was a case in point: a generous decision, to say the least.
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on July 16, 2018, 08:37:15 PM

That was the 53rd own goal in the history of the World Cup, going all the way back to a Mexican player, Manuel Rosas, doing the same against Chile in 1930. Nobody, however, had ever done it before in a final and presumably Rosas did not have to suffer the indignity, as Mandzukic did here, of the public announcer making sure everyone knew who had applied the decisive touch. Mandzukic’s attempt to help out in defence had gone horribly wrong. The ball had skimmed off his head from Griezmann’s free-kick and France were ahead before any of their own players had managed an attempt at goal.

By now everyone should know enough about Croatia not to be taken aback by the strength of their response, culminating in a beautifully taken equaliser from Ivan Perisic 10 minutes later, using that precious left foot to fire a low, diagonal shot through a congested penalty area.

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Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal. Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP

All this was rather unexpected bearing in mind the previous seven finals had yielded only four first-half goals between them. Yet it had quickly become clear that a thrilling tournament was not going to be let down by a cagey, prosaic final and the only pity, perhaps, went back to the first-half incident that led Croatia’s fans to whistle noisily when the match officials collected their medals.
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Post by: islander on July 16, 2018, 10:16:15 PM

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French President Emmanuel Macron is loving what he’s witnessing from the stands. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/AP

It certainly was not a straightforward decision for the Argentinian referee, Néstor Pitana, and the length of time he spent analysing the replays told its own story. Eventually the handball decision was given against Perisic because it could be argued his arm was sticking out at an unnatural angle as he stooped behind Blaise Matuidi to defend a corner.

Was Matuidi’s flick-on on target or heading towards a teammate? The answer is no to both questions. But maybe that was deemed irrelevant. The ball did strike Perisic’s hand, however little he knew about it, and that was enough for the penalty to be awarded, no matter how tough that might seem. Griezmann held his nerve to guide the penalty past Danijel Subasic, the Croatia goalkeeper, and after nearly four minutes of arguments and counter-arguments France were back in front.

The game was still finely poised until Mbappé and Griezmann combined to set up Pogba to make it 3-1 just before the hour. Pogba’s first effort came back to him off a defender. The second was a more controlled finish with his left foot to wrong-foot Subasic and, when Mbappé fired in a low 25-yard effort for France’s fourth goal six minutes later, it was starting to feel as if it could be a rout.
Title: Re: FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA
Post by: islander on July 16, 2018, 10:21:02 PM

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At the final whistle, Mbappé drops to his knees and is embraced by Benjamin Mendy. France are world champions. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Instead Lloris tried to dribble past Mandzukic in his own six-yard area, made a pig’s ear of it and at least that gave the score a bit more respectability from a Croatian perspective. There were 20 minutes to play and the losing players kept pushing forward, trying to pull off an improbable feat of escapology. Luka Modric demonstrated why he would later be announced as the Golden Ball winner, as the tournament’s outstanding player, and an argument could legitimately be made that Croatia matched their opponents in everything but goals. Dalic’s team had set off as though affronted that France were viewed as favourites.

Deschamps had substituted N’Golo Kanté, France’s midfield shield, early in the second half, mindful that the Chelsea player had been booked, but there were only fleeting moments when their opponents threatened to examine whether Lloris might be vulnerable again. France had joined Uruguay and Argentina as two-times winners and the World Cup had been given a fitting finale.

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