Wednesday, June 20, 2018

World Cup Diary-part 24-June 20th, 2018 (Day 7)




Diary:

Team News:

-Iceland’s Johann Berg Gudmundsson has torn a calf muscle and his World Cup is in doubt. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Neymar restarted training with the rest of the Brazil group today . (Source L’Equipe online)

-Germany’s General Manager oliver Bierhoff has hit out on the attacks on the German squad, most notably those that he deemed as below the belt (and not only against Mesut Ozil). (Source L’Equipe online)

-Saudi Arabia Manager Juan Antonio Pizzi has made changes to his squad. Abdullah Al-Mayouf and Mohammed Al-Sahlawi and Omar Hawsawi are out of the squad for the match against Uruguay. They have been replaced in the starting lineup by Ali al-Bulayhi,  Abdullah al-Mayouf and Fahad Al-Muwallad. Pizzi has also removed Yahya Al-Shehri and replaced him with Hattan Bahebri. (Source L’Equipe online)

-The Belgium National team have cancelled today’s training to give the players extra rest.  (Source L’Equipe online)

-England’s injured Dele Ali will be rested a few days.  (Source L’Equipe online)

-By scoring vs. Morocco, Cristiano Ronaldo achieved a new record. He scored his 85th International gola making him the most prolific European goalscorer at International level (beating Ferenc Puskas’ record).  (Source RTBF.be online)
-Germany’s Thomas Muller has called the pressure on the German National Team as enormous as they have to now win two matches.  (Source RTBF.be online)

-The World Cup is over for Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen injured in the match vs. England. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Since Mexico’s Rafa Marquez is linked to Mexican Drug kingpin Raul Flores Hernandez by the USA government, there are restrictions placed upon him from using US branding, business, bank or product. Therefore he can not train with the ‘Coca Cola’ logo nor drink ‘powerade’ while training. (Source AS.com online)

-England Manager Gareth Southgate dislocated his shoulder while jogging. (Source L’Equipe online)


- Mexico’s Javier Hernandez has pleaded to the Mexico fans to stop their homophobic chanting during matches. (Source Reuters UK online)

- FIFA has dismissed Brazil’s complaints over the non-use of VAR in their match vs. Switzerland. (Source Marca.com online)

-Iran Manager Carlos Queiroz has made three changes to his lineup to face Spain from the previous match. Seyed Majid Hoseini will replaced injured defender Roozbeh Cheshmi.
Masud Shojaie and Alireza Jahanbakhsh are replaced by Saied Ezatolahi and Mehdi Taremi. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Spain Manager Fernando Hierro has made two changes in his lineup to face Iran. Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez enter the lineup replacing Nacho and Koke. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Uruguay’s Luis Suarez scored in his 100th match for his Nation. He is the first Uruguayan to score in three World Cups. (Source BBC Football online)

-The Moroccan Noureddine Amrabat was wearing a protective haead gear after the clash of heads in the previous match. However, during the match he just took it off and played without the gear. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Saudi Arabia’s Taisir Al-Jassim was injured during the match vs. Uruguay and replaced with Hussein Al-Mogahwi. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Morocco Manager Herve Renard made two changes in his lineup from the previous match. Saiid and Harit were replaced by Da Costa and Dirar. Up front, Boutaib replaced El Kaabi. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Similar to Brazil, England under FA Technical director Dan Ashworth have complained to FIFA over the non-use of VAR that they believe would have awarded two penalties for fouls on Harry Kane. (Source Vivaronews online)

-FIFA have fined the Mexican Federation 8,500 Euros for the homophobic chants of their players. Serbia were also fined for unfurling political signs. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have officially been eliminated.

- The Men of the Match for today:
Uruguay’s Luis Suarez (Uruguay 1-Saudi Arabia 0)
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal 1-Morocco 0)
Spain’s Diego Costa (Spain 1-USA 0)


2018 World Cup 2018 matches:

Wednesday, June 20, 2018:

Group A:

June 20, 2018 (Rostov-On-Don, Uruguay 1-Saudi Arabia 0)


Table

P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Russia
2
2
0
0
8
1
7
6
2
Uruguay
2
2
0
0
2
0
2
6
3
Egypt
2
0
0
2
1
4
-3
0
4
Saudi Arabia
2
0
0
2
0
6
-6
0

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

Date: June 20, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group A
Result: Uruguay 1-Saud Arabia 0
Venue: Rostov-On-Don- Rostov Arena, Russia         
Attendance: 42,678
Referee: Clement Turpin (France)
Linesmen: Nicolas Danois and Cyril Gringore (both France), John Pitti (Panama, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
Goalscorers:
(Uruguay): Luis Suárez 23
(Saudi Arabia): None
Summary of goals:
1:0 (23rd minute, Uruguay):  Carlos Sanchez’s corner from the left side reached Luis Suarez who tapped it in.
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)
5- Carlos Andres Sánchez Arosa (Club de Fútbol Monterrey, Atletico Club -Rayados) / Mexico) (8- Nahitan Michel Nández Acosta (Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires / Argentina) 81st)
15- Matías Vecino Falero (Internazionale Football Club- Milano / Italy) (14- Lucas Sebastian Torreira Di Pascua (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova / Italy) 59th)
6- Rodrigo Betancur Colman (Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy)
7- Cristian Gabriel Rodríguez Barotti (Club Atlético Peñarol Montevideo) (17- Diego Sebastian Laxalt Suarez (Genoa 1893-Genova / Italy) 59th)
21- Edinson Roberto Cavani Gomez (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club / France)
9- Luis Alberto Suárez Diaz (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)

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)
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)
10- Giorgian Daniel de Arrascaeta Benedetti (Cruzeiro Esporte Clube- Belo Horizonte / Brazil)
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: Sky Blue Shirts, Black Shorts, Black Socks

Saudi Arabia:
22- Mohammed Al-Owais (Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club-Jeddah)
6- Mohammed Al-Burayk (Al-Hilali Saudi Football Club-Riyadh)
3- Osama Hawsawi (Al-Hilali Saudi Football Club-Riyadh)
13- Yasir Al-Shahrani (Al-Hilali Saudi Football Club-Riyadh)
4- Ali Al-Boleahi (Al-Hilali Saudi Football Club-Riyadh)
17- Taisir Al-Jassim (Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club-Jeddah) (16- Hussein Al-Moghawi (Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club-Jeddah) 44th)
14- Abdullah Ateef (Al-Hilali Saudi Football Club-Riyadh)
7- Salman Al-Faraj (Al-Hilali Saudi Football Club-Riyadh)
9- Hattan Bahbir (Al-Shabab Football Club-Riyadh)( 12- Mohamed Kanu (Al-Hilali Saudi Football Club-Riyadh) 75th)
18- Salem Al-Dawsari (Villarreal Club de Fútbol / Spain)  
19- Fahad Al-Muwallad (Levante Unión Deportiva / Spain) (10- Mohamed Al-Sahlawy (Al-Nasr Football Club-Riyadh) 77th)

Coach: Juan Antonio Pizzi Torroja (Spain/Argentina)
Other Substitutes:
21- Yasser Al-Mosailem (Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club-Jeddah)
1- Abdullah Al-Muaiouf (Al-Hilali Saudi Football Club-Riyadh)
2- Mansour Al-Harbi (Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club-Jeddah)
23- Motaz Hawsawi (Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club-Jeddah)
5- Omar Othman Hawsawi (Al-Nasr Football Club-Riyadh)
15- Abdullah Al-Khaibari (Al-Shabab Football Club-Riyadh)
11- Abdulmalek Al-Khaibari (Al-Hilali Saudi Football Club-Riyadh)
8- Yahya Al-Shehri (Club Deportivo Leganés / Spain)
20- Muhannad Asiri (Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club-Jeddah)

Team Captain: Osama Hawsawi
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Nike
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks

Man of the Match: Luis Suarez (Uruguay)


Group B:

June 20, 2018 (Moscow, Portugal 1-Morocco 0)
June 20, 2018 (Kazan, Spain 1-Iran 0)


Table

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

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



Date: June 20, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group B
Result: Portugal 1-Morocco 0
Venue: Moskva (Moscow)- Luzhniki Stadium, Russia         
Attendance: 78,011
Referee: Mark Geiger (USA)
Linesmen: Joe Fletcher (Canada), Frank Anderson (USA), Sergei Karasev (Russia, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
Goalscorers:
(Portugal): Cristiano Ronaldo 4
(Morocco): None
Summary of goals:
1:0 (4th minute, Portugal):  After a short corner from the right side, Moutinho’s cross was headed in by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lineups:
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)
14- William Silva de Carvalho
(Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)
10- João Mário Naval da Costa Eduardo  (West Ham United Football Club-London / England) (16- Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa) 70th)
8- João Filipe Iria Santos Moutinho (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France) (23- Adrien Sébastien Perruchet da Silva (Leicester City Football Club / England) 88th)
11- Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva (Manchester City Football Club / England) (18- Gelson Dany Batalha Martins (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa) 59th)
7- Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)
17- Gonçalo
Manuel Ganchinho Guedes (Valencia Club de Fútbol / Spain)

Coach: Fernando Manuel Fernandes da Costa Santos
Booked : Andre Silvva 90+3
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)
4- Manuel Henrique Tavares Fernandes (Futbolnyi Klub Lokomotiv Moskva / Russia)
9- André Miguel Valente da Silva (AC (Associazione Calcio) Milan / Italy)
20- Ricardo Andrade Quaresma Bernardo
(Besiktas Jimnastik Kulübü–Istanbul / Turkey)

Team Captain: Cristiano Ronaldo
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Nike
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks

Morocco:
12- Munir El Kajoui (Club Deportivo Numancia de Soria / Spain)
17- Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü –Istanbul / Turkey)
5- Mehdi Benatia (Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy)
4- Manuel Da Costa (İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü / Turkey)
2- Achraf Hakimi
(Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)
16- Nordin Amrabat (Club Deportivo Leganés / Spain)
8- Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord Rotterdam / Holland) (11- Fayçal Fajr (Getafe Club de Fútbol / Spain) 85th)
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) (23- Mehdi Carcela (Royal Standard de Liege / Belgium) 75th)
13- Khalid Boutaib (Malatyaspor Kulübü / Turkey) (9- Ayoub El Kaabi (RSB (Renaissane Sportive de Berkane)- Berkane) 69th)

Coach: Hervé Renard (France)
Booked: Medhi Benatia 40
Other Substitutes:
1- Bono (Girona Fútbol Club / Spain)
22- Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (IRT (Ittihad Riadi Tanger) -Tangier)
6- Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club / England)
3- Hamza Mendyl
(Lille Olympique Sporting Club- Lille Métropole / France)
15- Youssef Ait Bennasser (Stade Malherbe Caen Calvados Basse-Normandie / France)
21- Sofian Amrabat
(Feyenoord Rotterdam / Holland)
18- Amine Harit
(Fußball Club Schalke von 1904- Gelsenkirchen / Germany)   
20- Aziz Bouhaddouz (Fußball -Club Sankt-Pauli 1910 e.V.-Hamburg / Germany)
19- En Nesyri
(Málaga Club de Fútbol / Spain)

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

Man of the Match: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)


Date: June 20, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group B
Result: Spain 1-Iran 0
Venue: Kazan- Kazan Arena, Russia         
Attendance: 42,718
Referee: Andres Cunha (Uruguay)
Linesmen: Nicolas Taran and Mauricio Espinosa (both Uruguay), Julio Bascunan (Chile, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
Goalscorers:
(Spain): Diego Costa 54
(Iran): None
Summary of goals:
1:0 (54th minute, Spain):  Andres Iniesta sent a pass through the middle, Diego Costa turned shot, deflected of an Iranian defender onto him again and went into the net.
Lineups:
Spain:
1- David De Gea Quintana (Manchester United Football Club / England)
2- Daniel Dani Carvajal Ramos
(Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)
15-
‘Sergio Ramos’ Garcia (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)
3- Gerard Piqué Bernabéu (Fútbol Club Barcelona)
18-
Jordi Alba Ramos (Fútbol Club Barcelona)
5-
Sergio ‘Sergi’ Busquets Burgos (Fútbol Club Barcelona)
6-
Andres Iniesta Luján (Fútbol Club Barcelona) (8- Jorge Resureccion Merodio, Koke  (Club Atlético de Madrid) 71st)
21- David Josué Jiménez Silva (Manchester City Football Club / England)
22- Francisco Roman Alarcon Suarez, Isco (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)
11- Lucas Vázquez Iglesias (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol) (20- Marco Asensio Willemsen (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol) 79th)
19- Diego da Silva Costa (Club Atlético de Madrid) (9- Rodrigo Moreno Machado (Valencia Club de Fútbol) 89th)

Coach: Fernando Ruiz Hierro
Other Substitutes:
23- Jose Manuel Reina Paez ‘Pepe’ ‘Reina’ (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy)
13- Kepa Arrizabalaga Revuelta
(Athletic Club de Bilbao)  
12- Álvaro Odriozola Arzallus (Real Sociedad de Fútbol-San Sebastian)
4- Jose Ignacio Fernández Iglesias, Nacho
(Real Madrid Club 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)
10-
Thiago Alcantara do Nacimento (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V. / Germany)
17- Iago Aspas Juncal (Real Club Celta de Vigo)

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

Iran:
1- Alireza Beiranvand (Persepolis Football Club-Tehran)
3- Ehsan Haji Safi
(Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas / Greece)   
 (5- Milad Mohammadi (Futbol'nyj Klub Akhmat Grozny / Russia) 69th)
8- Morteza Pouraliganji (Al Saad Sports Club-Doha / Qatar)
19- Majid Hosseini (Esteghlal Football Club-Tehran)
23- Ramin Rezaeian (Koninklijke Voetbalclub Oostende / Belgium)
9- Omid Ebrahimi (Esteghlal Football Club-Tehran)
6- Saeid Ezatolahi (Futbol'nyj Klub Amkar Perm / Russia)
10- Karim Ansarifard (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas / Greece)    (18- Alireza Jahanbakhsh (AZ (Alkmaar Zaanstreek) - Alkmaar / Holland) 74th)
11- Vahid Amiri (Persepolis Football Club-Tehran) (14- Saman Ghoddos (Östersunds Fotbollsklubb / Sweden) 86th)
17- Mehdi Taremi (Al-Gharafa Sports Club-Al Rayyan / Qatar)
20- Sardar Azmoun (Futbol'nyj Klub Rubin Kazan / Russia)        

Coach: Carlos Manuel Brito Leal Queiroz (Portugal)
Booked: Vahid Amiri 79, Omid Ebrahimi 90+2
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)
4- Roozbeh Cheshmi (Esteghlal Football Club-Tehran)
13- Mohammad Khanzadeh (Padideh Football Club-Mashhad)
7- Masoud Shojaei (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)-Athina / Greece)
2- Mehdi Torabi (Saipa Football Club-Karaj)
21- Ashkan Dejageh (Nottingham Forest Football Club / England)
16- Reza Ghoochannejhad
(Sportclub Heerenveen / Holland)

Team Captain: Ehsan Haji Safi
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks

Man of the Match: Diego Costa (Spain)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

World Cup Diary-part 23-June 19th, 2018 (Day 6)





Diary:

Team News:

-England’s Dele Ali will undergo a scan to determine the extent of thigh injury suffered against Tunisia. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Morocco team Doctor, Abderrazak Hifti, has responded to the criticism for slapping Nordin Amrabat after a clash of heads in their match vs. Iran. Hifti claims that they had followed FIFA Procedures “point by point” for such situations. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Brazil have asked FIFA to give reasons why the VAR was not used in a number of disputable events in their match vs. Switzerland, most notably the push Miranda on the Swiss equalizer and the penalty appeal on a foul on Gabriel Jesus. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Former Denmark International goalkeeper Peter Schemiechel stated that England’s Kyle Walker should have been sent off for the elbow on a Tunisian opponent that led to the penalty kick yesterday. He was only booked after protesting his innocence. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Neymar missed today’s training session fro Brazil after he appeared to have been slightly injured from the Match vs. Switzerland. He joined Paulinho and Thiago Silva in their Hotel’s gym. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Former German International Lothar Matthaus has criticized Mesut Ozil’s play during the World Cup. Matthaus wrote that “his body language is negative…He is in the game without joy….as if he does not want to play…doesn’t feel comfortable in the DfB jersey”. (Source Vivaronews online)

-Diego Maradona has now hit out on his former son-in-law Sergio Aguero, whom he believes can’t play full 90 minutes. Maradona said “if he starts again we are going after him for the whole Tournament”. (Source L’Equipe online)

-In Colombia’s match vs. Japan, the Colombian Carlos Sanchez was sent off after just three minutes as he handled a goalward bound Japanese attempt. This is the first sending off of the World Cup.  (Source L’Equipe online)

- Colombia Manager Jose Pekerman did not risk starting James Rodriguez who had been injured of late. He came on as a substitute in the match vs. Japan. (Source L’Equipe online)

- Colombia Manager Jose Pekerman did not risk starting James Rodriguez who had been injured of late. He came on as a substitute in the match vs. Japan. (Source L’Equipe online)

- Peru’s Renato Tapia missed training today as he is still suffering from clash of heads suffered in the Denmark match. He is doubtful for the match vs. France. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Japan became the first Asian side to defeat a South American Nation at the World Cup.  (Source BBC Football Online)

-Japan’s Eiji Kawashima (35 years, 91 days) became Japan’s oldest ever player to appear in a World Cup match. (Source BBC Football Online)

-Jakub Blaszczykowski played in his 100th match for Poland. (Source BBC Football Online)

-Poland protested Senegal’s second goal by M'Baye Niang as he sprinted back on to the field of play after injury and quickly intercepted a backpass from midfield before scoring. (Source BBC Football Online)

-The Hosts Russia virtually qualified to the next round after their win over Egypt (3-1). Mohamed Salah finally made his appearance for The Egyptians and scored their consolation goal on a penalty kick.

-The German squad had a crisis meeting to resolve their problems ahead of their next match at the World Cup. German captain Manuel Neuer stated that the next two matches are like ‘two finals’. (Source RTBF.be online)

-Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen are still injured and absent from Belgium’s training sessions.  (Source Footnews.be online)

-Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has arrived in Russia. (Source Reuters UK Online)

- The Men of the Match for today:
Japan’s Yuya Osako (Japan 2-Colombia 1)
Senegal’s M'Baye Niang (Senegal 2-Poland 1)
Russia’s Denis Cheryshev (Russia 3-Egypt 1)


2018 World Cup 2018 matches:

Monday, June 19, 2018:

Group H:

June 19, 2018 (Saransk, Japan 2-Colombia 1)
June 19, 2018 (Moscow, Senegal 2-Poland 1)


Table

P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Japan
1
1
0
0
2
1
1
3
2
Senegal
1
1
0
0
2
1
1
3
3
Colombia
1
0
0
1
1
2
-1
0
4
Poland
1
0
0
1
1
2
-1
0

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

Date: June 19, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group H
Result: Japan 2-Colombia 1
Venue: Saransk- Nizhny Mordovia Arena, Russia         
Attendance: 40,842
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Linesmen: Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia), Robert Vukan (Germany), Mehdi Abid Charef (Algeria, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
Goalscorers:
(Japan): Shinji Kagawa 6 pen; Yuya Osako 73
(Colombia): Juan Quintero 40
Summary of goals:
1:0 (6th minute, Japan):  Japan were awarded a penalty kick after Carlos Sanchez handled in the box trying to stop a goalbound Japanese shot. Shinji Kagawa scored from the ensuing penalty kick.
1:1 (6th minute, Colombia):  Juan Quintero with a low driven free kick.
2:1 (6th minute, Japan):  Keisuke Honda took a corner from the left side that was headed in by Yuya Osako.
Lineups:
Japan:
1- Eiji Kawashima (Football Club de Metz / France)
19- Hiroki Sakai (Olympique de Marseille / France)
22- Maya Yoshida (Southampton Football Club / England)
3- Gen Shoji (Kashima Antlers)
5- Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray Spor Kulübü–Istanbul / Turkey)
17- Makoto Hasebe
(Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball A.G. / Germany)
7- Gaku Shibasaki
(Getafe Club de Fútbol / Spain) (16- Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka) 80th)
8- Genki Haraguchi (Düsseldorfer Turn-und Sportverein Fortuna 1895 e.V./ Germany)
14- Takashi Inui (Sociedad Deportiva Eibar / Spain)
10- Shinji Kagawa (Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund 1909 e.V. / Germany) (4- Keisuke Honda (Promotora del Club Pachuca SA CV -Pachuca Club de Fútbol- Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo -Tuzos) / Mexico) 69th)
15- Yuya Osako (1.FC Köln GmbH & Co. KgaA / Germany) (9- Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City Football Club / England) 85th)

Coach: Akira Nishino
Booked : Elij Kawashima 90+3
Other Substitutes:
12- Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka)
23- Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol)
20- Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Red Diamonds)
21- Gotoku Sakai
(Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V. / Germany)
6- Wataru Endo (Urawa Red Diamonds)
2- Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers)
11- Takashi Usami (Düsseldorfer Turn-und Sportverein Fortuna 1895 e.V./ Germany)
18- Ryota Ohshima (Kawasaki Frontale)
13- Yoshinori Muto (1.Fußball- und Sport-Verein Mainz 05 e.V. / Germany)

Team Captain: Makoto Hasebe
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Navy Blue Shirts, Navy Blue Shorts, Navy Blue Socks


Colombia:
1- David Ospina (Arsenal Football Club-London / England)
4- Santiago Arias
(PSV (Philips Sports Vereniging) Eindhoven / Holland)
23- Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London / England)
3- Óscar Murillo
(Promotora del Club Pachuca SA CV -Pachuca Club de Fútbol- Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo -Tuzos) / Mexico)
17- Johan Mojica
(Girona Fútbol Club / Spain)
6- Carlos Sánchez
(Real Club Deportivo Espanyol-Barcelona / Spain)
16- Jefferson Lerma
(Levante Unión Deportiva / Spain)
20- Juan Fernando Quintero
(Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires / Argentina) (10- James Rodríguez (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V. / Germany) 59th)
11- Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy) (5- Wílmar Barrios (Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires / Argentina) 32nd)
21- José Heriberto Izquierdo (Brighton Hove and Albion Football Club / England) (7- Carlos Bacca (Villarreal Club de Fútbol / Spain) 70th)
9- Radamel Falcao García (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France)

Coach: José Nestor Pékerman (Argentina)
Booked: Willmar Barrios 63, James Rodríguez 86
Sent Off: Carlos Sánchez 3 (handling a goalbound shot)
Other Substitutes:
22- José Fernando Cuadrado (Corporacion Deportiva Once Caldas-Manizales)
12- Camilo Vargas
(Asociacion Deportivo Cali)
18- Farid Diaz (Club Olimpia- Asunción / Paraguay)
13- Yerry Mina
(Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)
2- Cristian Zapata (AC (Associazione Calcio) Milan / Italy)
8- Abel Aguilar (Asociacion Deportivo Cali)
15- Mateus Uribe (Club de Fútbol América S. A. de C. V. (Aguilas) - Ciudad de México -Mexico City) / Mexico)
19- Miguel Borja (Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras- São Paulo / Brazil) 
14- Luis Fernando Muriel
(Sevilla Fútbol Club / Spain)     

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

Man of the Match: Yuya Osako (Japan)


Date: June 19, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group H
Result: Senegal 2-Poland 1
Venue: Moscow- Spartak Stadium, Russia         
Attendance: 44,190
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
Linesmen: Yaser Tulefat (Bahrain), Taleb Al Marri (Qatar), Abdulrahman Al Jassim (Qatar, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
Goalscorers:
(Senegal): Thiago Cionek (own goal) 38, M'Baye Niang 60
(Poland): Grzegorz Krychowiak 86
Summary of goals:
1:0 (38th minute, Senegal):  Idrissa Gueye’s shot took a deflection on Poland’s Thiago Cionek before going in.
2:0 (60th minute, Senegal):  Grzegorz Krychowiak sent a backpass that was intercepted by M'Baye Niang, Szczesny and Bednarek hesitated and Niang went through to score.
2:1 (86th minute, Poland):  A free kick from the left side was headed in by Grzegorz Krychowiak.
Lineups:
Senegal:
16- Khadim Ndiaye (Horoya Athlétique Club-Conakry / Guinea)
22- Moussa Wagué (Königliche Allgemeine Sportvereinigung Eupen / Belgium)
6- Salif San
é (Hannoverscher Sportverein von 1896 e.V. / Germany) 
3- Kalidou Koulibaly (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy)
12- Youssouf Sabaly
(Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux / France)
18- Ismaila Sarr
(Stade Rennais Football Club / France)
13- Alfred Ndiaye (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club / England)
(8- Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United City Football Club-London / England) 88th)
5- Idrissa Gana Gueyé (Everton Football Club-Liverpool / England)
10- Sadio Mané (Liverpool Football Club / England)
9- Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City Football Club / England) (11- Cheikh Tidiane Ndoye (Birmingham City Football Club / England) 62nd) 
19- M’Baye Hamady Niang (Torino Calcio 1906 / Italy) (14- Moussa Konaté (Amiens Sporting Club / France) 75th)

Coach: Aliou Cissé
Booked : Salif Sané 49, Idrissa Gana Gueyé 72
Other Substitutes:
1- Abdoulaye Diallo (Stade Rennais Football Club / France)
23- Alfred Gomis
(SPAL (Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor)-Ferrara, Emilia Romagna / Italy)
4- Kara Mbodji (Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht Brussels / Belgium)
21- Lamine Gassama
(Alanyaspor Kulübü / Turkey)
2-
Adama Mbengue (Stade Malherbe Caen Calvados Basse-Normandie / France)
17- Pape Alioune Ndiaye (Stoke City Football Club / England)
15- Diafra Sakho (Stade Rennais Football Club / France)
20- Keita Baldé
(Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France)
7- Moussa Sow
(Bursaspor Kulübü / Turkey)

Team Captain: Sadio Mané
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Puma
Uniform Colors: Green Shirts, Green Shorts, Green Socks

Poland:
1- Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy)
20- Lukasz Piszczek (Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund 1909 e.V. / Germany) (18- Bartosz Bereszynski (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova / Italy) 83rd)
4-Thiago Cionek (SPAL (Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor)-Ferrara, Emilia Romagna / Italy)
2- Michal Pazdan
(Klub Piłkarski Legia Warszawa Sportowa Spółka Akcyjna)
13- Maciej Rybus (Futbolnyi Klub Lokomotiv Moskva / Russia)
10- Grzegorz Krychowiak (West Bromwich Albion Football Club / England)
19- Piotr Zielinski
(Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy) 
16- Jakub Blaszczykowski (Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg Fußball GmbH / Germany) (5- Jan Bednarek (Southampton Football Club / England) 46th)
7- Arkadiusz Milik (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy)  (23- Dawid Kownacki (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova / Italy) 73rd)
11- Kamil Grosicki (Hull City Football Club / England)
9- Robert Lewandowski
(Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V. / Germany)

Coach: Adam Nawalka
Booked: Grzegorz Krychowiak 12
Other Substitutes:
12- Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich Town Football Club / England)
22- Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City Football Club / Wales, registered in the English League)
15- Kamil Glik (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France)
3- Artur Jedrzejczyk
(Klub Piłkarski Legia Warszawa Sportowa Spółka Akcyjna)
6- Jacek Góralski (Profesionalen Futbolen Klub Ludogorets Razgrad / Bulgaria)
21- Rafal Kurzawa
(Klub Sportowy Górnik Zabrze Sportowa Spółka Akcyjna)
8- Karol Linetty
(Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova / Italy)
17- Slawomir Peszko
(Ośrodek Szkolenia Piłkarskiego Lechia Gdańsk)
14- Lukasz Teodorczyk (Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht Brussels / Belgium)

Team Captain: Robert Lewandowski
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Nike
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Red Shorts, White Socks

Man of the Match: M'Baye Niang (Senegal)



Group A:

June 19, 2018 (Saint Petersburg, Russia 3-Egypt 1)


Table

P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Russia
2
2
0
0
8
1
7
6
2
Uruguay
1
1
0
0
1
0
1
3
3
Saudi Arabia
1
0
0
1
0
5
-5
0
4
Egypt
1
0
0
2
1
4
-3
0

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


Date: June 19, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group A
Result: Russia 3-Egypt 1
Venue: Saint Petersburg- Saint Petersburg Stadium, Russia         
Attendance: 64,468
Referee: Enrique Caceres (Argentina)
Linesmen: Eduardo Dardozo and Juan Zorrilla (Both Paraguay), Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
Goalscorers:
(Russia): Ahmed Fathy (own goal) 47, Denis Cheryshev 59, Artem Dzyuba 62
(Egypt): Mohamed Salah 73 pen
Summary of goals:
1:0 (47th minute, Russia):  Roman Zobnin's shot was diverted into the goal by Egypt’s Ahmed Fathy.
2:0 (59th minute, Russia): Mario Fernandes’ quick pull back from the right side was struck in by Cheryshev.
3:0 (62th minute, Russia):  A long lofted ball into the box was chested by Dzyuba who turned  and scored.
3:1 (73rd minute, Egypt):  Egypt were awarded a penalty kick after Mohamed Salah was fouled in the box by Zobnin. Mohamed Salah scored from the ensuing penalty kick.
Lineups:
Russia:
1- Igor Vladimirovich Akinfeev (Futbol'nyj Klub CSKA (Central'nyy Sportivnyy Klub Armii) Moskva)
2- Mario Figueira Fernandes (
Futbol'nyj Klub CSKA (Central'nyy Sportivnyy Klub Armii) Moskva)
3- Ilya Olegovich Kutepov (Futbol'nyj Klub Spartak Moskva)
4- Sergey Nikolayevich Ignashevich (
Futbol'nyj Klub CSKA (Central'nyy Sportivnyy Klub Armii) Moskva)
18- Yuri Valentinovich Zhirkov (
Futbol'nyj Klub Zenit Sankt-Peterburg) (13- Fyodor Vasilyevich Kudryashov (Futbol'nyj Klub Rubin Kazan) 86th)
8- Yuri Aleksandrovich Gazinskiy (Futbol'nyj Klub Kuban Krasnodar)
11- Roman Sergeyevich Zobnin (
Futbol'nyj Klub Spartak Moskva)
19- Aleksandr Sergeyevich Samedov (
Futbol'nyj Klub Spartak Moskva)
17- Aleksandr Sergeyevich Golovin (Futbol'nyj Klub CSKA (Central'nyy Sportivnyy Klub Armii) Moskva)
6- Denis Dmitriyevich Cheryshev
 (Villarreal Club de Fútbol / Spain) (7- Daler Adyamovich Kuzyaev (Futbol'nyj Klub Zenit Sankt-Peterburg) 74th)
22- Artem Sergeyevich Dzyuba (Futbol'nyj Klub Arsenal Tula) (10- Fyodor Mikhaylovich Smolov (Futbol'nyj Klub Kuban Krasnodar) 79th) 

Coach: Stanislav Salamovich Cherchesov
Booked : Fyodor Mikhaylovich Smolov 84
Other Substitutes:
20- Vladimir Borisovich Gabulov (Club Brugge Koninklijke Vereniging / Belgium)
12- Andrey Yevgenyevich Lunev (
Futbol'nyj Klub Zenit Sankt-Peterburg)
14- Vladimir Vasilyevich Granat (Futbol'nyj Klub Rubin Kazan)
5- Andrey Sergeyevich Semenov (
Futbol'nyj Klub Akhmat Grozny)
23- Igor Aleksandrovich Smolnikov (Futbol'nyj Klub Zenit Sankt-Peterburg)
9- Alan Yelizbarovich Dzagoev (Futbol'nyj Klub CSKA (Central'nyy Sportivnyy Klub Armii) Moskva)
21- Aleksandr Yuryevich Erokhin (
Futbol'nyj Klub Zenit Sankt-Peterburg)
16- Anton Andreyevich Miranchuk (Futbolnyi Klub Lokomotiv Moskva)
15- Aleksey Andreyevich Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow)

Team Captain: Igor Vladimirovich Akinfeev
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, White Shorts, Red 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)
(22- Amr Warda (Atromitis Asteras Chalandri Athina / Greece) 63rd)
8- Tarek Hamed (Zamalek Sporting Club-Meet Okba, Giza)
10- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool Football Club / England)
19- Abdalla El-Said (KuPS (Kuopion Palloseura)- Kuopio / Finland)
21- Mahmoud Hassan 'Trezeguet' (Kasımpaşa Spor Kulübü / Turkey) (14- Ramdan Sobhy (Stoke City Football Club / England) 67th)
9- Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly Sporting Club-Cairo) (11- Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim 'Kahraba' (Al Ittihad Football Club-Jeddah / Saudi Arabia) 81st)

Coach: Héctor Raul Cúper (Argentina)
Booked: Mahmoud Hassan 'Trezeguet' 56
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)
5- Sam Moursy (Wigan Athletic Football Club / England)
18- Mahmoud Abdel Razek 'Shikabala' (Al Raed Saudi Football Club-Buraidah / Saudi Arabia)
4- Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC-Los Angeles, California / USA)

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

Man of the Match: Denis Cheryshev (Russia)