A look at what's ahead in the World Cup

11 July, 2018, 08:52 | Author: Greg Lawrence
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Five days ago we told you how there was a petition to make Monday July 16th a bank holiday if England end 52 years of hurt and win the World Cup for the second time.

"It is true we have not made good results at major tournaments for decades, but we should not be surprised Croatia are in the last four of the World Cup given the quality of the players, which has been proven".

"Croatia have reached the semi-finals".

It won't just be football fans in Paris and London hoping for France and England wins this week, with a number of Kiwi punters eagerly awaiting the outcome of the semi-finals.

England takes on Croatia on Wednesday in the second World Cup semifinal, with the victor advancing to Sunday's big game against France.

"He would be willing Gareth Southgate and the England team to go all the way in Russian Federation with every fibre of his being".

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Several hundred fans from Slavonski Brod watched the shootout on big screens in the grounds of Brod Fortress on a bar tab provided by hometown hero - and the team's star striker - Mario Mandzukic.

Iran failed to progress from their group at the 2018 World Cup after one win against Morocco, a draw with Portugal and defeat to Spain.

"It is going to be a hard moment for us to manage, but we have to do it quickly and get going". After winning Group D, Croatia beat Denmark and Russian Federation in penalty kicks to get to this point, while England knocked out Colombia in the round of 16 in penalties before taking down Sweden in the quarterfinals. Team official and former worldwide Ognjen Vukojevic was expelled from the delegation for making a pro-Ukraine video with defender Domagoj Vida.

"We're disappointed, we wanted to get into the final, we need to put this behind us and look forward to the next game".

Gabriel Jesus might have won a penalty when Vincent Kompany took him down in the penalty area but even the VAR officials didn't think it should have been a spot kick, not to say they also weren't wrong.

Insp Phil Grimwade said: "The vast majority of people enjoyed Saturday's celebrations safely and these incidents in the city related to a small minority of people who took things too far".

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