Saturday, June 16, 2018

World Cup Diary-part 19-June 15th, 2018 (Day 2)





Diary:


Team News:

-Egypt Manager Hector Cuper chose not to risk Mohamed Salah and he stayed on the bench in today’s match vs. Uruguay. Veteran goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary who could have become the oldest player in the history of the World Cup was also on the bench. (Source BBC Football Online)

-A billboard in Iran that showed support for the Nationa Team for the World Cup was replaced following criticism that it did not feature any women. The new one does feature several women. (Source BBC Football Online)

-England’s Marcus Rashford has returned to training with the rest of the squad. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-All the French players trained together ahead of their last training ahead of their match vs. Australia. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Colombia’s James Rodriguez and Wilmar Barrios missed team training and instead trained in the weight room as they were suffering minor ailments.  (Source Sport Bild Online)

- France Manager Didider Deschamps that all players are fit including Djibril Sidibe. He also praised Antoine Griezmann’s decision to stay with Altletico Madrid. Deschamps praised first of all his loyalty to Atletico Madrid and then the fact that this will ease his mind and he can concentrate on the World Cup. (Source Reuters UK online)

-The entire Belgium squad was able to train except Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen. (Source RTBF.be Online)

-Dries Mertens still has not signed with the Belgian Federation for the image rights (who has a contract with Napoli for that). The other members of the squad who also have not signed are Vincent Kompany, Thibault Courtois, Simon Mignolet and Tobey Alderweireld . (Source Footnews.be online)

-Costa Rica defender Ronald Matarrita will miss the World Cup due to injury. He has been replaced with Kenner Guttierez (Alajuelense)  (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Egypt’s Tarek Hamed was forced off after an injury during the match with Uruguay. (Source France Football online)

-Uruguay Manager Oscar washington Tabarez became the fifth manager to manage the same Nation in four World Cups (1990, 2010, 2014 and 2018). He joins the likes of Walter Winterbottom (England), Sepp Herberger (Germany), Hlemut Schoen (Germnay) and Lajos Baroti (Hungary). (Source BBC Football online)

-Iran players have been forced to buy or borrow Nike boots ahead of their match vs. Morocco.  (Source Daily Mail Online)

-Iran’s win over Morocco was their first World Cup win in 20 years since they defeated USA (2-1) in the 1998 World Cup. 

-Iran did not have a single shot in the second half. They became the first team since 1966 to score a goal in a half of World Cup football without attempting a shot.
This was the first victory by an Asian team against an African team in the World Cup finals since Japan defeated Cameroon (1-0) in 2010. (Source BBC Football Online)

-Former English striker Gary Lineker mocked Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez’s performance on twitter by tweeting that Mo Salah (who was on the bench) had been better than Luis Suaez in this match.  (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Egypt Manager Hector Cuper stated afterwards that he has not used Salah to avoid any risk or danger but that he would be present in the next match .  (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Denmark Manager Aage Hareide stated that France is the favorite of their Group and Denmark’s aim along with Peru is the second place.  (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Julen Lopetegui has wished the Spanish Team and Fernando Hierro the best for the World Cup.  (Source France Football Online)

- The Men of the Match for today:
Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy (Uruguay 1-Egypt 0)
Morocco’s Amine Harit (Iran 1-Morocco)
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo (Spain 3-Portugal 3)

- Cristiano Ronaldo became the first Portuguese player to appear in Four World Cups. He also became the first player to score in eight consecutive major Tournaments. He also joined Miroslav Klose, Pele and Uwe Seeler to score in four World Cups. He also became the oldest player to score a hat trick in the World Cup (since Rensenbrink in 1978) (Source Fox Sports, L’Equipe, BBC Football online)

-Russia’s Alan Dzagoev (injured vs. Saudi Arabia) will be rested for ten days.  (Source France Football Online)



2018 World Cup 2018 matches:

Friday, June 15, 2018:

Group A:

June 15, 2018 (Ekaterinburg, Uruguay 1-Egypt 0)

Table

P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Russia
1
1
0
0
5
0
5
3
2
Uruguay
1
1
0
0
1
0
1
3
3
Egypt
1
0
0
1
0
1
-1
0
4
Saudi Arabia
1
0
0
1
0
5
-5
0

P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Points

Date: June 15, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group A
Result: Uruguay 1-Egypt 0
Venue: Ekaterinburg- Ekaterinburg Arena, Russia         
Attendance: 27,015
Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Holland)
Linesmen: Sander van Roekel, Erwin Zeinstra (both Holland), Milorad Mazic (Serbia, fourth official)
Kick-off time: 13:00
Goalscorers:
(Uruguay): Jose Giménez 89
(Egypt): None
Summary of goals:
1:0 (89th minute, Uruguay):  Carlos Sanchez’s free kick was headed powerfully in by Jose Gimenez.
Lineups:
Uruguay:
1- Nestor Fernando Muslera Micol (Galatasaray Spor Kulübü–Istanbul / Turkey)
4- Guillermo Varela Olivera (Club Atlético Peñarol Montevideo)
2- José María Giménez de Vargas (Club Atlético de Madrid / Spain)
3- Diego Roberto Godín Leal
(Club Atlético de Madrid / Spain)
22- Jose Martín Cáceres Silva
(Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma / Italy)
8- Nahitan Michel Nández Acosta (Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires / Argentina) (5- Carlos Andres Sánchez Arosa (Club de Fútbol Monterrey, Atletico Club -Rayados) / Mexico) 58th)
15- Matías Vecino Falero (Internazionale Football Club- Milano / Italy) (14- Lucas Sebastian Torreira Di Pascua (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova / Italy) 87th)
6- Rodrigo Betancur Colman (Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy)
10- Giorgian Daniel de Arrascaeta Benedetti
(Cruzeiro Esporte Clube- Belo Horizonte / Brazil) (7- Cristian Gabriel Rodríguez Barotti (Club Atlético Peñarol Montevideo) 59th)
9- Luis Alberto Suárez Diaz (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)
21- Edinson Roberto Cavani Gomez (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club / France)

Coach: Óscar Washington Tabárez Silva
Other Substitutes:
23- Martín Andres Silva Leites (Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama - Rio de Janeiro / Brazil)  
12- Martín Nicolas Campana Delgado
(Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda / Argentina)
Defenders
19- Sebastián Coates Nion (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa / Portugal)
16- Victorio Maximiliano Pereira Paez
(Futebol Clube do Porto / Portugal)     
13- Gastón Alexis Silva Perdomo
(Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda / Argentina)
17- Diego Sebastian Laxalt Suarez
(Genoa 1893-Genova / Italy)
20- Jonathan Matias Urretaviscaya da Luz (Club de Fútbol Monterrey, Atletico Club -Rayados) / Mexico)
11- Christian Ricardo Stuani Curbelo
(Girona Fútbol Club / Spain)
18- Maximiliano ‘Maxi’ Gómez Gonzalez
(Real Club Celta de Vigo / Spain)

Team Captain: Diego Roberto Godín Leal
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Puma
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks


Egypt:
23- Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly Sporting Club-Cairo)
7- Ahmed Fathy (Al Ahly Sporting Club-Cairo)
2- Aly Gabr (West Bromwich Albion Football Club / England)
6- Ahmed Hegazy (West Bromwich Albion Football Club / England)
13- Mohamed Abdelshafy (Al Fateh Sports Club-Al-Hasa / Saudi Arabia)
17- Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal Football Club-London / England)
8- Tarek Hamed (Zamalek Sporting Club-Meet Okba, Giza) (5- Sam Moursy (Wigan Athletic Football Club / England) 50th)
22- Amr Warda (Atromitis Asteras Chalandri Athina / Greece) (14- Ramdan Sobhy (Stoke City Football Club / England) 82nd)
19- Abdalla El-Said (KuPS (Kuopion Palloseura)- Kuopio / Finland)
21- Mahmoud Hassan 'Trezeguet'
(Kasımpaşa Spor Kulübü / Turkey) 
9- Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly Sporting Club-Cairo) (11- Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim 'Kahraba' (Al Ittihad Football Club-Jeddah / Saudi Arabia) 63rd)


Coach: Héctor Raul Cúper (Argentina)
Booked: Sam Moursy 90+3, Ahmed Hegazy 90+ 6)
Other Substitutes:
1- Essam El-Hadary (Al Taawoun Football Club-Buraidah / Saudi Arabia)
16- Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly Sporting Club-Cairo)
20- Saad Samir (Al Ahly Sporting Club-Cairo)
12- Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly Sporting Club-Cairo)
15- Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek Sporting Club-Meet Okba, Giza)
3- Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa Football Club-Birmingham / England)
18- Mahmoud Abdel Razek 'Shikabala' (Al Raed Saudi Football Club-Buraidah / Saudi Arabia)
4- Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC-Los Angeles, California / USA)
10- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool Football Club / England)

Team Captain: Ahmed Fathy
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Black Shorts, Black Socks

Man of the Match: Mohamed Elshenawy (Egypt)



Group B:

June 15, 2018 (Saint Petersburg,  Iran 1-Morocco 0)
June 15, 2018 (Sochi,  Spain 3-Portugal 3)


Table

P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Iran
1
1
0
0
1
0
1
3
2
Portugal
1
0
1
0
3
3
0
1
3
Spain
1
0
1
0
3
3
0
1
4
Morocco
1
0
0
1
0

-1
0

P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Points

Date: June 15, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group B
Result: Iran 1-Morocco 0
Venue: Saint Petersberg, Saint Petersberg Stadium, Russia         
Attendance: 62,548
Referee: Cunyet Cakir (Turkey)
Linesmen: Bahattin Duran, Tarik Ongun (both Turkey), Sergey Karasev (Russia, fourth official)
Kick-off time: 16:00
Goalscorers:
(Iran): Aziz Bouhaddouz (own goal) 90+5.
(Morocco): None
Summary of goals:
1:0 (90+6 minute, Iran):  Ehasn Haji Saf’s free kick from the left side was headed into his own goal on the near post by Morocco’s Aziz Bouhaddouz.
Lineups:
Iran:
1- Alireza Beiranvand (Persepolis Football Club-Tehran)
23- Ramin Rezaeian
(Koninklijke Voetbalclub Oostende / Belgium)
8- Morteza Pouraliganji (Al Saad Sports Club-Doha / Qatar)
3- Ehsan Haji Safi
(Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas / Greece)   
4- Roozbeh Cheshmi (Esteghlal Football Club-Tehran)
9- Omid Ebrahimi (Esteghlal Football Club-Tehran) (19- Majid Hosseini (Esteghlal Football Club-Tehran) 80th)
18- Alireza Jahanbakhsh
(AZ (Alkmaar Zaanstreek) - Alkmaar / Holland) (14- Saman Ghoddos (Östersunds Fotbollsklubb / Sweden) 85th)
7- Masoud Shojaei (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)-Athina / Greece) (17- Mehdi Taremi (Al-Gharafa Sports Club-Al Rayyan / Qatar) 68th)
11- Vahid Amiri (Persepolis Football Club-Tehran)
10- Karim Ansarifard (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas / Greece)   
20- Sardar Azmoun
(Futbol'nyj Klub Rubin Kazan / Russia)        

Coach: Carlos Manuel Brito Leal Queiroz (Portugal)
Booked: Masoud Shojaei  9, Alireza Jahanbakhsh 46, Karim Ansarifard 90
Other Substitutes:
12- Rashid Mazaheri (Zob Ahan Isfahan Football Club-Fuladshahr)
22-Amir Abedzadeh
(Clube Sport Marítimo-Funchal / Portugal)
15- Pejman Montazeri (Esteghlal Football Club-Tehran)
5- Milad Mohammadi (Futbol'nyj Klub Akhmat Grozny / Russia)
13- Mohammad Khanzadeh (Padideh Football Club-Mashhad)
2- Mehdi Torabi (Saipa Football Club-Karaj)
6- Saeid Ezatolahi
(Futbol'nyj Klub Amkar Perm / Russia)
21- Ashkan Dejageh (Nottingham Forest Football Club / England)
16- Reza Ghoochannejhad
(Sportclub Heerenveen / Holland)

Team Captain: Masoud Shojaei
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks


Morocco:
12- Munir El Kajoui (Club Deportivo Numancia de Soria / Spain)
16- Nordin Amrabat
(Club Deportivo Leganés / Spain) (21- Sofian Amrabat (Feyenoord Rotterdam / Holland)  76th)
5- Mehdi Benatia
(Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy)
6- Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club / England)
2- Achraf Hakimi
(Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)
8- Karim El Ahmadi
(Feyenoord Rotterdam / Holland)
14- Mbark Boussoufa (Al Jazira Sports and Culture Club–Abu Dhabi / United Arab Emirates)

7- Hakim Ziyech (AFC (Amsterdamse Football Club) Ajax / Holland)      
10- Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray Spor Kulübü–Istanbul / Turkey)
18- Amine Harit
(Fußball Club Schalke von 1904- Gelsenkirchen / Germany) (4- Manuel Da Costa (İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü / Turkey)82nd)
9- Ayoub El Kaabi (RSB (Renaissane Sportive de Berkane)- Berkane) (20- Aziz Bouhaddouz (Fußball -Club Sankt-Pauli 1910 e.V.-Hamburg / Germany) 77th)

Coach: Hervé Renard (France)
Booked: Karim El Ahmadi 33
Other Substitutes:
1- Bono (Girona Fútbol Club / Spain)
22- Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (IRT (Ittihad Riadi Tanger) -Tangier)
17- Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü –Istanbul / Turkey)
3- Hamza Mendyl
(Lille Olympique Sporting Club- Lille Métropole / France)
15- Youssef Ait Bennasser (Stade Malherbe Caen Calvados Basse-Normandie / France)
11- Fayçal Fajr
(Getafe Club de Fútbol / Spain)
13- Khalid Boutaib (Malatyaspor Kulübü / Turkey)
19- En Nesyri (Málaga Club de Fútbol / Spain)
23- Mehdi Carcela (Royal Standard de Liege / Belgium)

Team Captain: Medhi Benatia
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Green Shorts, Red Socks

Man of the Match: Amine Harit (Morocco)


Date: June 15, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group B
Result: Spain 3-Portugal 3
Venue: Sochi- Fisht Stadium, Russia         
Attendance: 43,866
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Linesmen: Elenito Di Liberatore, Mauro Tonolini (both Italy), Ryuji Sato (Japan, fourth official)
Kick-off time: 19:00
Goalscorers:
(Spain): Diego Costa 24, 55, Nacho 58
(Portugal): Cristiano Ronaldo 4 pen, 44, 88
Summary of goals:
0:1 (4th minute, Portugal): Portugal were awarded a penalty kick after Cristiano Ronaldo was fouled in the box by Nacho. Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the ensuing penalty kick.
1:1 (24th minute, Spain): A long cross from the Spanish half, towards Diego Costa who wins an aerial battle with Pepe, and goes into the box while surrounded by Portuguese defenders. He slots the ball past Rui Patricio.
2:1 (44th minute, Portugal):  Guedes received a long cross at the edge of the box and laid it on for Cristiano Ronaldo, his shot slipped past De Gea’s hands into the goal.
2:2 (55th minute, Spain):  David Silva sent a cross into the box, Busquets headed it across the goalmouth for Diego Costa to pounce on.
3:2 (58th minute, Spain):  A deflection fell on the path of Nacho outside of the box. His shot struck both posts before going in,\.
3:3 (88th minute, Portugal):  Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a free kick.
Lineups:
Spain:
1- David De Gea Quintana (Manchester United Football Club / England)
3-
Gerard Piqué Bernabéu (Fútbol Club Barcelona)
15-
‘Sergio Ramos’ Garcia (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)
4- Jose Ignacio Fernández Iglesias, Nacho
(Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)
18-
Jordi Alba Ramos (Fútbol Club Barcelona)
8-
Jorge Resureccion Merodio, Koke  (Club Atlético de Madrid)
5-
Sergio ‘Sergi’ Busquets Burgos (Fútbol Club Barcelona)
6-
Andres Iniesta Luján (Fútbol Club Barcelona) (10- Thiago Alcantara do Nacimento (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V. / Germany) 70th)
21- David Josué Jiménez Silva (Manchester City Football Club / England) (11- Lucas Vázquez Iglesias (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol) 86th)
19- Diego da Silva Costa (Club Atlético de Madrid) (17- Iago Aspas Juncal (Real Club Celta de Vigo) 77th)
22- Francisco Roman Alarcon Suarez, Isco (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)

Coach: Fernando Ruiz Hierro
Booked: Sergio Busquets 17
Other Substitutes:
23- Jose Manuel Reina Paez ‘Pepe’ ‘Reina’ (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy)
13- Kepa Arrizabalaga Revuelta
(Athletic Club de Bilbao)  
2- Daniel Dani Carvajal Ramos (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)
12- Álvaro Odriozola Arzallus
(Real Sociedad de Fútbol)
14-
César Azpilicueta Tanco (Chelsea Football Club-London / England)
16-
Ignacio Nacho Monreal Eraso (Arsenal Football Club-London / England)
7- Saúl Ñíguez Esclapez (Club Atlético de Madrid)
20- Marco Asensio Willemsen (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)
9- Rodrigo Moreno Machado
(Valencia Club de Fútbol)

Team Captain: ‘Sergio Ramos’ Garcia
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks


Portugal:
1- Rui Pedro dos Santos Patrício (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)
21- Cédric Ricardo Alves Soares (Southampton Football Club / England)
3- Pepe
Laveran de Lima Ferreira (Besiktas Jimnastik Kulübü–Istanbul / Turkey)
6- José Miguel da Rocha Fonte (Dalian Yifang Football Club / China)
5- Raphael
Adelino José Guerreiro (Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund 1909 e.V. / Germany)
11- Bernardo
Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva (Manchester City Football Club / England) (20- Ricardo Andrade Quaresma Bernardo (Besiktas Jimnastik Kulübü–Istanbul / Turkey) 69th)
8- João Filipe Iria Santos Moutinho (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France)
14- William Silva de Carvalho
(Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)
16- Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa) (10- João Mário Naval da Costa Eduardo  (West Ham United Football Club-London / England) 68th)
17- Gonçalo Manuel Ganchinho Guedes (Valencia Club de Fútbol / Spain) (9- André Miguel Valente da Silva (AC (Associazione Calcio) Milan / Italy)  80th)
7- Cristiano Ronaldo
dos Santos Aveiro (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)

Coach: Fernando Manuel Fernandes da Costa Santos
Booked: Bruno Fernandes 28
Other Substitutes:
12- Anthony Lopes (Olympique Lyonnais / France)
22-
António Alberto Bastos Pimparel, Beto (Göztepe Spor Hizmetleri ve Ticaret Anonim Þirketi-Ýzmir / Turkey)
2- Bruno Eduardo Regufe Alves (Rangers Football Club-Glasgow / Scotland)
19- Mário Rui Silva Duarte (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy)
15- Ricardo
Domingos Barbosa Pereira (Futebol Clube do Porto)
13- Rúben
dos Santos Gato Alves Dias (Sport Lisboa e Benfica)
Midfielders
23- Adrien Sébastien Perruchet da Silva (Leicester City Football Club / England)
4- Manuel Henrique Tavares Fernandes (
Futbolnyi Klub Lokomotiv Moskva / Russia)
18- Gelson Dany Batalha Martins (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)

Team Captain: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Nike
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Red Shorts, Green Socks

Man of the Match: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro



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