Saturday, June 30, 2018

World Cup Diary-part 34-June 30th, 2018 (Day 17)


Team News:

-The South Korean squad were pelted with eggs and Union Jack cushions during their welcoming home ceremony. (Source Daily Mail Online)

-By scoring twice against Argentina, France’s Kylian Mbappe became the first teenager to score two goals in a match since Pele in 1958. (Source BBC Football online)

-Had Portugal qualified today, Cristiano Ronaldo would have missed their next match due to accumulation of yellow cards.

-Japan’s Shinji Okazaki missed training as he is injured. (Source online)

-England’s Dele Alli has declared himself fit to play. Alli and John Stones trained today. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Had Argentina qualified today, Javier Maschernao would have missed their next match due to accumulation of yellow cards. Source L’Equipe online)

-With the match vs. Argentina, Didier Deschmaps has now managed Franc e for the 80th time, a new record. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Three Belgium players did not train today: Dedrick Boyata, Marouane Fellaini and Thorgan Hazard.  (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Eric Cantona has criticized Argentina Manager Jorge Sampaoli’s perceived loss of authority by saying that ‘He is the only night club bouncer who doesn’t decide who gets in or not!’. (Source Daily Mail Online)

-The German Federation have decided to keep faith with Joachim Low as Manager.  (Source Sport Bild online)

-Argentina’s Javier Mascherano announced his International retirement after the match vs. France.  (Source Fox Sports Online)

-Eric Cantona has once again criticized Neymar this time in a viral video.  (Source Online)

-Morocco’s Amine Harit has been implicated in a deadly car accident in Morocco that has left one person dead.  (Source L’Equipe Online)

- The Men of the Match for today:
France’s Kylian Mbappe (France 4-Argentina 3)
Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani (Uruguay 2-Portugal 1)

2018 World Cup 2018 matches:

Saturday, June 30, 2018:

One Eighth Finals:

June 30, 2018 (Kazan, France 4-Argentina 3)
June 30, 2018 (Sochi, Portugal 0-Uruguay 0)

Date: June 30, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-One Eighth Finals
Result: France 4-Argentina 3
Venue: Kazan– Kazan Arena, Russia         
Attendance: 42,873
Referee: Alireza Fagahani (Iran)
Linesmen: Reza Sokhandan and Mohammadreza Mansouri (both Iran), Julio Bascunan(Chile, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
(France): Antoine Griezmann 13 pen, Benjamin Pavard 57, Kylian Mbappé 64,68   
(Argentina): Angel Di María 41, Gabriel Mercado 48, Sergio Agüero 90+3
Summary of goals:
1:0 (13th minute, France):  France were awarded a penalty kick after Kylina Mbappe was fouled in the box by Marcos Rojo. Antoine Griezmann scored from the ensuing penalty kick.
1:1 (41st minute, Argentina):  Angel Di Maria received the ball outside of the box and struck a long range effort past Lloris.
1:2 (48th minute, Argentina):  Messi’s shot was deflected in by teammate Gabriel Mercado past Lloris.
2:2 (57th minute, France):  Lucas Hernández sent a cross from the left side that was volleyed by Benjamin Pavard on the right.
3:2 (64th minute, France):  Lucas Hernández sent a cross from the left side that Matuidi hit but was blocked, Mbappe picked up and shot.
4:2 (68th minute, France):  From the middle, Matuidi passed to Giroud who then sent Mbappe through on the right side and he went on to score.
4:3 (90+3rd minute, Argentina):  Lionel Mesi sent a long cross from the right side that was headed in by Aguero.
1- Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London / England)
2- Benjamin Pavard
(Verein für Bewegungspiele Stuttgart 1893 e.V. / Germany)
4- Raphäel Varane (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)
5- Samuel Umtiti
(Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)
21- Lucas Hernández
(Club Atlético de Madrid / Spain)
13- N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea Football Club-London / England)
6- Paul Pogba (Manchester United Football Club / England)
14- Blase Matuidi
(Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy) (12- Corentin Tolisso (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V. / Germany) 75th)
7- Antoine Griezmann (Club Atlético de Madrid / Spain) (18- Nabil Fekir (Olympique Lyonnais) 83rd)
10- Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club) (20- Florian Thauvin (Olympique de Marseille) 89th )
9- Olivier Giroud (Chelsea Football Club-London / England)

Coach: Didier Deschamps
Booked: Blaise Matuidi 72, Benjamin Pavard 73, Olivier Giroud 90+3
Other Substitutes:
23- Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club)
16- Steve Mandanda (Olympique Marseille)
3- Presnel Kimpembé (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club)
22- Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City Football Club / England)
17- Adil Rami (
Olympique de Marseille)
19- Djibril Sidibé
(Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club)
15- Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla Fútbol Club / Spain)
11- Ousmane Dembelé (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)
8- Thomas Lemar
(Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club)

Team Captain: Hugo Lloris
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Nike
Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks

12- Franco Armani (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
2- Gabriel Ivan Mercado (Sevilla Fútbol Club / Spain)
17- Nicolás Hernan Otamendi (Manchester City Football Club / England)
Faustino Marcos Alberto Rojo (Manchester United Football Club / England)
 (6- Federico Julian Fazio (Associazione Sportiva Roma / Italy) 46th)
3- Nicolás Alejandro Tagliafico (AFC (Amsterdamse Football Club) Ajax / Holland)
14- Javier Alejandro Mascherano (Hebei China Fortune Football Club / China)
7- Ever Maximiliano David Banega (Sevilla Fútbol Club / Spain)
Enzo Nicolas Pérez (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)  (19- Sergio Leonel Agüero (Manchester City Football Club / England) 66th)
22- Cristian David Pavón (Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires) (13- Maximiliano Eduardo Meza (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda) 75th)
11- Angel Fabian Di María (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club / France)
10- Luis Lionel Andres Messi (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)

Coach: Jorge Luis Sampaoli Moya
Booked: Marcos Rojo 11, Nicolas Tagliafico 19, Javier Mascherano 43, Ever Banega 53, Nicolas Otamendi 90+3
Other Substitutes:
1- Nahuel Igancio Guzmán (Sinergia Deportiva, SA de CV (Club Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León-Tigres) / Mexico)
23- Wilfredo Daniel Caballero Lazcano (Chelsea Football Club-London / England)
18- Eduardo Antonio Salvio (Sport Lisboa e Benfica / Portugal)
8- Marcos Javier Acuña (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa / Portugal)
4- Cristian Daniel Ansaldi (Torino Calcio 1906 / Italy)
5- Lucas Rodrigo Biglia (AC (Associazione Calcio) Milan / Italy)
20- Giovani Lo Celso
(Paris Saint-Germain Football Club / France)
21- Paulo Bruno Exequiel Dybala
(Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy)
Gonzalo Gerardo Higuaín (Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy)

Team Captain: Luis Lionel Andres Messi
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: White/Blue vertical striped Shirts, Black Shorts, White Socks

Man of the Match: Kylian Mbappe (France)

Date: June 30, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-One Eighth Finals
Result: Uruguay 2-Portugal 1
Venue: Sochi– Fisht Stadium, Russia         
Attendance: 44,287
Referee: Cesar Ramos (Mexico)
Linesmen: Marvin Torrentera and Miguel Hernandez (both Mexico), Jair Marrufo (USA, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
(Uruguay): Edinson Cavani 7, 62
(Portugal): Pepe 55
Summary of goals:
1:0 (7th minute, Uruguay):  From the left side, Cavani sent a long cross to the right wing to Suarez, he sent in a long cross on the far left post and Cavani headed in.
1:1 (55th minute, Portugal):  After a short corner on the left side, Raphale Guerreiro crossed in the box and Pepe headed in.
2:1 (62nd minute, Uruguay):  Muslera’s long goal kick reached Betancur on the right side, he passed across on the left side edge of the box and Cavani curled in on Rui Patricio’s left side.
1- Nestor Fernando Muslera Micol (Galatasaray Spor Kulübü–Istanbul / Turkey)
22- Jose Martín Cáceres Silva
(Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma / Italy)
2- José María Giménez de Vargas
(Club Atlético de Madrid / Spain)
3- Diego Roberto Godín Leal (Club Atlético de Madrid / Spain)
17- Diego Sebastian Laxalt Suarez
(Genoa 1893-Genova / Italy)
14- Lucas Sebastian Torreira Di Pascua
(Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova / 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) 8st1)
15- Matías Vecino Falero (Internazionale Football Club- Milano / Italy)
6- Rodrigo Betancur Colman
(Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy) (7- Cristian Gabriel Rodríguez Barotti (Club Atlético Peñarol Montevideo) 63rd)
9- Luis Alberto Suárez Diaz (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)
21- Edinson Roberto Cavani Gomez
(Paris Saint-Germain Football Club / France) (11- Christian Ricardo Stuani Curbelo (Girona Fútbol Club / Spain) 74th)

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)
4- Guillermo Varela Olivera (Club Atlético Peñarol Montevideo)
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)
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

1- Rui Pedro dos Santos Patrício (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)
15- Ricardo Domingos Barbosa Pereira (Futebol Clube do Porto)
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)
23- Adrien Sébastien Perruchet da Silva (Leicester City Football Club / England) (20- Ricardo Andrade Quaresma Bernardo (Besiktas Jimnastik Kulübü–Istanbul / Turkey) 64th)
11- Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva (Manchester City Football Club / England)
10- João Mário
Naval da Costa Eduardo  (West Ham United Football Club-London / England) (4- Manuel Henrique Tavares Fernandes (Futbolnyi Klub Lokomotiv Moskva / Russia) 84th)
17- Gonçalo Manuel Ganchinho Guedes (Valencia Club de Fútbol / Spain)   (9- André Miguel Valente da Silva (AC (Associazione Calcio) Milan / Italy) 74th)
7- Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)

Coach: Fernando Manuel Fernandes da Costa Santos
Booked: Cristiano Ronaldo 90
Other Substitutes:
12- Anthony Lopes (Olympique Lyonnais / France)
António Alberto Bastos Pimparel, Beto (Göztepe Spor Hizmetleri ve Ticaret Anonim Þirketi-Ýzmir / Turkey)
2- Bruno Eduardo Regufe Alves (Rangers Football Club-Glasgow / Scotland)
21- Cédric Ricardo Alves Soares (Southampton Football Club / England)
19- Mário Rui Silva Duarte
(Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy)
13- Rúben
dos Santos Gato Alves Dias (Sport Lisboa e Benfica)
16- Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)
8- João
Filipe Iria Santos Moutinho (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France)
18- Gelson Dany Batalha Martins (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)

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

Man of the Match: Edinson Cavani (Uruguay)

Friday, June 29, 2018

World Cup Diary-part 33-June 29th, 2018 (Day 16)


Team News:

-France’s Benjamin Mendy will be missing from their match vs. Argentina due to injury. (Source online)

-Fabian Delaph temporarily left the England camp to see his wife give birth. He will return to the squad afterwards. (Source Sky Sports Online)
-Enzo Perez has resumed training with Argentina squad. (Source L’Equipe online)

-The France National team has arrived at Kazan ahead of its match vs. Argentina.  (Source L’Equipe online)

-Bert van Marwijk has left his post as Australia Manager.  (Source Online)

-Spain defender Dani Carvajal has dismissed Bernd Schuster’s criticisms of Fernando Hierro and said that he is ‘more than capable’.  (Source Online)

-Diego Maradona has offered a 300,000 pesos reward to discover the creatos of the audio clips claiming that he had suffered a heart attack.  (Source Online)

-The Moroccan Federation has appealed to FIFA over some of the poor refereeing decisions during the World Cup.  (Source Online)

-Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku has been declared fit. (Source L’Equipe online)

-The Swedish squad has stepped in to rescue a planned demonstration in support of Jimmy Durmaz in Stockholm that was to be cancelled duen to security reasons. The demonstration was to be held at Sergels Torg in Stockholm, but police have denied permission as construction work in the area make its unsafe to control a large crowd. To move it to a Kungstrasgarden would have made it more expensive to hold. This is when the players stepped in and agreed to pay. (Source Reuters UK Online)

Thursday, June 28, 2018

World Cup Diary-part 32-June 28th, 2018 (Day 15)


Team News:

-Iran’s Sardar Azmoun has retired from the National at the age of 23 as he claimed that his mother had become ill due to the insults and criticisms leveled at him. (Source BBC Football online)

- Jamie Vardy started for England today ahead of Harry Kane in their match vs. Belgium. Raheem Sterling is to be rested as well, with Marcus Rashford to start in his place. Eric Dier will make his first start. (Source Sky Sports Online)
- Former Germany defender Paul Breitner criticized Toni Kroos for Germany’s exit at the World Cup. He said “I’ll be more than happy to go without his 15,000 passes”  Breitner continued to say that Kroos did not open up space in midfield to try to open the opposition defense. (Source Online)

-Tunisia’s appeal to call-up an extra goalkeeper has been rejected by FIFA. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Japan Manager Nishino has decided to rest Kagawa and Inui for today’s match vs. Poland. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Senegal Manager Aliou Cisse will include Lamine Gassama and Keita Balde for today’s match vs. Colombia. He has also recalled Cheikhou Kouyate in place of Alfred N’Diaye. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Colombia Manager Jose Pekerman has made two changes to his squad for today’s match vs. Japan. Mateus Uribe will start replacing the injured Abel Aguilar. Carlos Sanchez (back from suspension) wil replace Wilmar Barrios in the lineup. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Poland Manager Adam Nawalka has made five changes to his squad for today’s match vs. Japan. Grosicki, Glik, Fabianski, Kurzawa and Jedrzejczyk are set to start. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-After Today’s matches Senegal and Japan had identical records. For the first time the Fair Play rule was used to determine the winner. Japan advanced due to accumulating less yellow cards. (Source BBC Football online)

-A funny incident during the Belgium and England match was when after Januzaj had scored, Michy Batshuayi picked up the ball and kicked it on celebration but it hit the post and struck his face. (Source BBC Football online)

-Colombia’s James Rodriguez was forced off injured after 30 minutes in their match vs.Senegal. (Source BBC Football online)

-During the Japan-Poland match, Japanese substitute Makoto Hasebe made a ‘card’ gesture to his teammates indicating that they would go through as long as they did not get cards. (Source BBC Football Online)

-Argentina’s Enzo Perez missed training today as he is recuperarting from injury. (Source online)

-Switzerland will be missing Stephan Lichsteiner and Fabian Schar for their knock out round match vs. Sweden, as both are suspended. Switzerland Manager expressed no regret in fielding them in their last match. (Source Reuters UK online)

-The Barzil team Doctor Rodrigo Lasmar stated that the hotel mattress may have cause back spasms that led to Marcelo’s injury in the match vs. Serbia. (Source online)

-William Carvalho missed Portugal’s training session due to injury. Gelson Martins and Raphale Guerreiro have resumed training. (Source Maisfutebol online)

-The Egyptian Federation President has blamed the difficulties in training during Ramadan as a reason for a poor World Cup. (Source BBC Football online)

-Belgium Manager Roberto Martinez only selected two regulars (Courtois and Boyata) for their inconsequential match vs. England. (Source L’Equipe online)

-After his booking vs. Colombia, Senegal’s Mbaye Hamady Niang would have been suspended for the next round had they qualified. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Japan’s Shinji Okazaki was injured and replaced in their match vs, Poland. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Former Geramny goalkeeper Oliver Kahn has called Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil as his greatest disappointments for Germany at the World Cup. He said “they are two of our most experienced players, yet they failed in too many areas”. (Source Vivaronews via The Sun online)

-Senegal were eliminated from the World Cup today.

- The Men of the Match for today:
Belgium’s Adnan Januzaj (England 0-Belgium 1)
Tunisia’s Fakhrddine Ben Youssef (Tunisia 2-Panama 1)
Poland’s Jan Bednarek (Poland 1-Japan 0)
Colombia’s Yerry Mina(Colombia 1-Senegal 0)

2018 World Cup 2018 matches:

Thursday, June 28, 2018:

Group G:

June 28, 2018 (Kaliningrad, England 0-Belgium 1)
June 28, 2018 (Saransk, Tunisia 2-Panama 1)



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

Date: June 28, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group G
Result: England 0-Belgium 1
Venue: Kaliningrad– Kaliningrad Stadium, Russia         
Attendance: 33,973
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Linesmen: Jure Praprotnik and Robert Vukan (both Slovenia), Mohammed Abdulla Mohammed (United Arab Emirates, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
(England): None
(Belgium): Adnan Januzaj 51
Summary of goals:
0:1 (51st minute, Belgium):  Adnan Januzaj curled in a shot from just inside the box away from the reach of Jordan Pickford.
1- Jordan Lee Pickford (Everton Football Club-Liverpool)
16- Phillip Anthony Jones (Manchester United Football Club)
5- John Stones (Manchester City Football Club)( 6- Jacob Harry Maguire (Leicester City Football Club) 46th)
15- Gary James Cahill (Chelsea Football Club-London)
22- Trent John Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool Football Club) (14- Daniel Nii Tackie Mensah ‘Danny’ Welbeck (Arsenal Football Club-London)79th)
21- Ruben Ira Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea Football Club-London)
4- Eric Jeremy Edgar Dier (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London)
17- Fabian Delph (Manchester City Football Club)
3- Daniel Lee ‘Danny’ Rose (Tottenham Hotspur
Football Club-London)
11- Jamie Richard Vardy (Leicester City Football Club)
19- Marcus Rashford (Manchester United Football Club)

Coach: Gareth Southgate
Other Substitutes:
13- Jack Butland (Stoke City Football Club)
23- Nicolas David ‘Nick’ Pope (Burnley Football Club)
12- Kieran John Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London)
2- Kyle Andrew Walker (Manchester City
Football Club)
18- Ashley Simon Young (Manchester United
Football Club)
20- Bamidele Jermaine ‘Dele’ Alli (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London)
8- Jordan Brian Henderson (Liverpool Football Club)
7- Jesse Ellis Lingard (Manchester United Football Club)
9- Harry Edward Kane (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London)
10- Raheem Shaquille Sterling (Manchester City Football Club)

Team Captain: Eric Jeremy Edgar Dier
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Nike
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Navy Blue Shorts, White Socks

1-Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea Football Club-London / England)
23- Leander Dendoncker (Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht Brussels)
20- Dedryck Boyata (Celtic Football Club-Glasgow / Scotland)
3- Thomas Vermaelen
(Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain) (4- Vincent Kompany (Manchester City Football Club / England) 74th)
22- Nacer Chadli (West Bromwich Albion Football Club / England)
19- Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London / England)
16- Thorgan Hazard
(Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach / Germany)
17- Youri Tielemans
(Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France)
18- Adnan Januzaj
(Real Sociedad de Fútbol-San Sebastian / Spain) (14- Dries Mertens (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy) 86th)
8- Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United Football Club / England)
21- Michy Batshuayi (Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund 1909 e.V. / Germany)

Coach: Roberto Martínez Montoliu (Spain)
Booked : Youri Tielemans 19, Leon Dendoncker 33
Other Substitutes:
13- Koen Casteels (Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg Fußball GmbH / Germany)
12- Simon Mignolet (Liverpool Football Club / England)
2- Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London / England)
15- Thomas Meunier (
Paris Saint-Germain Football Club / France)
5- Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London / England)
11- Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yfang Football Club / China)
7- Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City Football Club / England)
6- Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian Football Club / China)
9- Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United Football Club / England)
10- Eden Hazard (Chelsea Football Club-London / England)

Team Captain: 
Thibaut Courtois 
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks

Man of the Match: Adnan Januzaj (Belgium)

Date: June 28, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group G
Result: Tunisia 2-Panama 1
Venue: Saransk– Mordovia Arena, Russia         
Attendance: 37,168
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
Linesmen: Yaser Tulefat (Bahrain) and Taleb Al Marri (Qatar), Mehdi Abid Charef (Algeria, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
(Tunisia): Syam Ben Youssef 50, Wahbi Kharzi 65
(Panama): Yassine Meriah (own goal) 33
Summary of goals:
0:1 (33rd minute, Panama):  Jose Luis Rodriguez's shot deflected off of Yassine Meriah into the goal.
1:1 (50th minute, Tunisia):  Wahbi Kharzi crossed from the right side for Fakhreddine Ben Youssef to tap in.
2:1 (65th minute, Tunisia):  Oussama Haddadi crossed from the left side for Wahbi Kharzi to score.
16- Aymen Mathlouthi (Al Batin Football Club-Hafar Al Batin / Saudi Arabia)
21- Hamdi Nagguez (Zamalek Sporting Club-Meet Okba, Giza / Egypt)
6- Rami Bedoui (Étoile Sportive du Sahel-Sousse)
4- Yassine Meriah (Club Sportif Sfaxien-Sfax)
5- Oussema Haddadi
(Dijon FCO (Football Côte d'Or) / France)
17- Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier-Hérault Sports Club  / France)
13- Ferjani Sassi (Al-Nasr Football Club-Riyadh / Saudi Arabia)
(9- Anice Badri (Espérance Sportive de Tunis) 46th)
8- Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Al Ittifaq Football Club-Damman / Saudi Arabia)
20- Ghailene Chaalali (Étoile Sportive du Sahel-Sousse)
23- Naim Sliti
(Dijon FCO (Football Côte d'Or) / France) (15- Ahmed Khalil (Club Africain-Rades, Ben Arous) 75th)
10- Wahbi Khazri (Stade Rennais Football Club / France) (18- Bassem Srarfi (Olympique Gymnaste Club de Nice - Côte d'Azur / France) 87th)

Coach: Nabil Maâloul
Booked: Ferjani Sassi 41, Anice Badri 71, Glaylen Chaaleli 90+2
Other Substitutes:
1- Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al-Shabab Football Club-Riyadh / Saudi Arabia)
22- Mouez Hassen
(La Berrichonne de Châteauroux/ France) 
2- Syam Ben Youssef (Kasımpaşa Spor Kulübü / Turkey) 
3- Yohan Benalouane (Leicester City Football Club / England)
11- Dylan Bronn (Koninklijke Atletiek Associatie Gent / Belgium)
12- Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly Sporting Club-Cairo / Egypt)
14- Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club-Jeddah / Saudi Arabia)
7- Saif-Eddine Khaoui (Espérance Sportive Troyes Aube Champagne / France)
19- Saber Khalifa (Club Africain-Rades, Ben Arous)

Team Captain:  Aymen Mathlouthi
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Uhlsport
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks

1-Jaime Penedo (Fotbal Club Dinamo Bucuresti / Romania)
4- Fidel Escobar (New York Red Bulls / USA)
17- Luis Ovalle (Club Deportivo Olimpia-Tegucigalpa / Honduras)
5- Román Torres (Seattle Sounders Football Club-Seattle, Washington / USA) (18- Luis Tejada (Club Sport Boys Association-Callao / Peru) 55th)
13- Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo-Houston, Texas / USA)
6- Gabriel Gómez
(Club Atletico Bucaramanga Corporacion Deportiva / Colombia)
21- José Luis Rodríguez
(Koninklijke Atletiek Associatie Gent / Belgium)
20- Aníbal Godoy (San José Earthquakes-San José, California / USA)
19- Ricardo 'Pepe' Ávila
(Koninklijke Atletiek Associatie Gent / Belgium) (16- Abdiel Arroyo (Liga Deportiva Alajuelense-El Llano, Alajuela / Costa Rica) 79th)
8- Edgar Bárcenas (Club de Fútbol Cafetaleros de Tapachula-Tapachula, Chiapas / Mexico)
9- Gabriel Torres
(Club Deportivo Huachipato –Talcahuano / Chile) (3- Harold Cummings (San José Earthquakes-San José, California / USA) 46th)

Coach: Hernán Darío Gómez Jaramillo (Colombia)
Booked : Ricardo Ávila 77, Gabriel Gómez 80, Luis Tejada 90+4
Other Substitutes:
12- José Calderón (Union Deportivo Universitario-Panama City)
22- Alex Rodríguez (San Francisco Futbol Club-La Chorrera)
23- Felipe Baloy (CSD (Club Social y Deportivo) Municipal-Guatemala City / Guatemala)
15- Eric Davis
(Fotbal Club DAC (Dunajskostredsky Atleticky Club) Dunajská Streda / Slovakia)
2- Michael Murillo (New York Red Bulls / USA)
11- Armando Cooper (Corporación de Fútbol Profesional Universidad de Chile-Santiago / Chile)
14- Valentín Pimentel (Club Deportivo Plaza Amador-Panama City)
10- Ismael Díaz (Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña / Spain)
7- Blas Pérez
(CSD (Club Social y Deportivo) Municipal-Guatemala City / Guatemala)

Team Captain: Roman Torres
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: New Balance
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks

Man of the Match: Fakhrddine Ben Youssef (Tunisia)

Group H:

June 28, 2018 (Volgograd, Poland 1-Japan 0)
June 28, 2018 (Samara, Colombia 1-Senegal 0)



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

Date: June 28, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group H
Result: Poland 1-Japan 0
Venue: Volgograd– Volgograd Arena, Russia         
Attendance: 42,189
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
Linesmen: Jerson Dos Santos (Angola) and Zakhele Siwela (South Africa), Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
(Poland): Jan Bednarek 57
(Japan): None
Summary of goals:
1:0 (57th minute, Poland):  Rafal Kurzawa's free-kick from the left side was volleyed in by Jan Bednarek.
22- Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City Football Club / Wales, registered in the English League)
15- Kamil Glik
(Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France)
5- Jan Bednarek (Southampton Football Club / England)
18- Bartosz Bereszynski
(Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova / Italy)
3- Artur Jedrzejczyk
(Klub Piłkarski Legia Warszawa Sportowa Spółka Akcyjna)
10- Grzegorz Krychowiak (West Bromwich Albion Football Club / England)
6- Jacek Góralski
(Profesionalen Futbolen Klub Ludogorets Razgrad / Bulgaria)
11- Kamil Grosicki (Hull City Football Club / England)
21- Rafal Kurzawa (Klub Sportowy Górnik Zabrze Sportowa Spółka Akcyjna) (17- Slawomir Peszko (Ośrodek Szkolenia Piłkarskiego Lechia Gdańsk) 80th)
9- Robert Lewandowski (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V. / Germany)
19- Piotr Zielinski
(Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy)( 14- Lukasz Teodorczyk (Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht Brussels / Belgium) 80th)

Coach: Adam Nawalka
Other Substitutes:
12- Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich Town Football Club / England)
1- Wojciech Szczesny
(Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy)
4-Thiago Cionek (SPAL (Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor)-Ferrara, Emilia Romagna / Italy)
20- Lukasz Piszczek
(Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund 1909 e.V. / Germany)
2- Michal Pazdan
(Klub Piłkarski Legia Warszawa Sportowa Spółka Akcyjna)
16- Jakub Blaszczykowski (Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg Fußball GmbH / Germany)
8- Karol Linetty
(Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova / Italy)
13- Maciej Rybus
(Futbolnyi Klub Lokomotiv Moskva / Russia)
23- Dawid Kownacki (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova / Italy)
7- Arkadiusz Milik
(Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy) 

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

1- Eiji Kawashima (Football Club de Metz / France)
22- Maya Yoshida (Southampton Football Club / England)
19- Hiroki Sakai
(Olympique de Marseille / France)
5- Yuto Nagatomo
(Galatasaray Spor Kulübü–Istanbul / Turkey)
20- Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Red Diamonds)
16- Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka)
7- Gaku Shibasaki
(Getafe Club de Fútbol / Spain)
21- Gotoku Sakai
(Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V. / Germany)
9- Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City Football Club / England)
(15- Yuya Osako (1.FC Köln GmbH & Co. KgaA / Germany) 47th)
11- Takashi Usami (Düsseldorfer Turn-und Sportverein Fortuna 1895 e.V./ Germany) (14- Takashi Inui (Sociedad Deportiva Eibar / Spain) 65th)
13- Yoshinori Muto (1.Fußball- und Sport-Verein Mainz 05 e.V. / Germany) (17- Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball A.G. / Germany) 81st)

Coach: Akira Nishino
Booked : Tomoaki Makino 66
Other Substitutes:
12- Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka)
23- Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol)
3- Gen Shoji (Kashima Antlers)
6- Wataru Endo (Urawa Red Diamonds)
2- Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers)
4- Keisuke Honda (Promotora del Club Pachuca SA CV -Pachuca Club de Fútbol- Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo -Tuzos) / Mexico)
10- Shinji Kagawa
(Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund 1909 e.V. / Germany)
8- Genki Haraguchi
(Düsseldorfer Turn-und Sportverein Fortuna 1895 e.V./ Germany)
18- Ryota Ohshima (Kawasaki Frontale)

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

Man of the Match: Jan Bednarek (Poland)

Date: June 28, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group H
Result: Colombia 1-Senegal 0
Venue: Samara– Samara Arena, Russia         
Attendance: 41,970
Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia)
Linesmen: Milovan Ristic and Dalibor Djurdjevic (both Serbia), Bamlak Tessema (Ethiopia, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
(Colombia): Yerry Mina 74
(Senegal): None
Summary of goals:
1:0 (74th minute, Colombia):  Juan Quintero’s corner from the right side was headed in by Yerry Mina.
1- David Ospina (Arsenal Football Club-London / England)
4- Santiago Arias
(PSV (Philips Sports Vereniging) Eindhoven / Holland)
13- Yerry Mina
(Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)
23- Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London / England)
17- Johan Mojica
(Girona Fútbol Club / Spain)
6- Carlos Sánchez
(Real Club Deportivo Espanyol-Barcelona / Spain)
15- Mateus Uribe
(Club de Fútbol América S. A. de C. V. (Aguilas) - Ciudad de México -Mexico City) / Mexico) (16- Jefferson Lerma (Levante Unión Deportiva / Spain) 83rd)
11- Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy)
20- Juan Fernando Quintero
(Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires / Argentina)
10- James Rodríguez
(Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V. / Germany) (14- Luis Fernando Muriel (Sevilla Fútbol Club / Spain) 31st)
9- Radamel Falcao García (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France) (19- Miguel Borja (Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras- São Paulo / Brazil)   89th)

Coach: José Nestor Pékerman (Argentina)
Booked: Johan Mojica 45
Other Substitutes:
22- José Fernando Cuadrado (Corporacion Deportiva Once Caldas-Manizales)
12- Camilo Vargas
(Asociacion Deportivo Cali)
18- Farid Diaz (Club Olimpia- Asunción / Paraguay)
3- Óscar Murillo
(Promotora del Club Pachuca SA CV -Pachuca Club de Fútbol- Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo -Tuzos) / Mexico)
2- Cristian Zapata
(AC (Associazione Calcio) Milan / Italy)
8- Abel Aguilar (Asociacion Deportivo Cali)
5- Wílmar Barrios
(Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires / Argentina)
7- Carlos Bacca (Villarreal Club de Fútbol / Spain)  
21- José Heriberto Izquierdo (Brighton Hove and Albion Football Club / England)

Team Captain: Radamel Falcao (Carlos Sanchez assumed the captaincy 89th minute)
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Yellow Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks

16- Khadim Ndiaye (Horoya Athlétique Club-Conakry / Guinea)
21- Lamine Gassama (Alanyaspor Kulübü / Turkey)
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) (22- Moussa Wague (Königliche Allgemeine Sportvereinigung Eupen / Belgium) 74th)
8- Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United City Football Club-London / England)
5- Idrissa Gana Gueyé (Everton Football Club-Liverpool / England)
18- Ismaila Sarr (Stade Rennais Football Club / France)
10- Sadio Mané (Liverpool Football Club / England)
20- Keita Baldé (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France) (14- Moussa Konaté (Amiens Sporting Club / France) 80th)
19- Mbaye Hamady Niang (Torino Calcio 1906 / Italy) (15- Diafra Sakho (Stade Rennais Football Club / France) 86th)

Coach: Aliou Cissé
Booked : Mbaye Hamady Niang 51
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)
Adama Mbengue (Stade Malherbe Caen Calvados Basse-Normandie / France)
17- Pape Alioune Ndiaye (Stoke City Football Club / England)
11- Cheikh Tidiane Ndoye (Birmingham City Football Club / England)
13- Alfred Ndiaye (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club / England)
9- Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City Football Club / England)
7- Moussa Sow
(Bursaspor Kulübü / Turkey)

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

Man of the Match: Yerry Mina (Colombia)