Monday, July 2, 2018

World Cup Diary-part 36-July 2nd, 2018 (Day 19)


Team News:

- The Senegal Federation have sent a letter to FIFA to protest the refereeing in their last match vs. Colombia as well as protesting Japan’s behavior in their match vs. Poland when they stopped playing in the closing minutes, knowing they had qualified. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-France do not plan to appeal to FIFA to rescind Blaise Matuidi’s yellow card, he will therefore miss their next match vs. Uruguay. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist might miss their next match vs. Switzerland as his wife is about to give birth in Sweden. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Russia’s Yuri Zhirkov is injured and might miss their next match vs. Croatia. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-France’s Griezmann, Varane and Mendy missed the team training today to attend to minor knocks. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Mexico have made two changes to their squad ahead of facing Brazil. Hugo Ayala replaced the suspended Hector Moreno and Rafa Marquez replacing Miguel Layun. (Source Reuters UK online)

-Casemiro will be suspended from Brazil’s next match (due to accumulation of yellow cards) after his booking today. (Source France Fooball online)

-As expected Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani missed training due to injury. He is expected to miss the match vs. France. (Source Sport Bild / Calciomercato Online)

-Denmark’s William Kvist has retitred from the National Team following their elimination vs. Croatia. (Source Sport Bild Online)

-Vincent Kompany started for the first time in Belgium’s match vs. Japan. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Cameras have picked out Diego Costa telling Spain Manager Fernando Hierro that Koke (his Atletico Madrid teammate) would miss his spot kick vs. Russia. After he missed, Costa was seen saying ‘I told you so’. (Source Daily Mail Online)

-During the Brazil –Mexico match, while Neymar was on the ground, Mexico’s Layun placed his foot on Neymar’s ankle. After which Neymar theatrically rolled around in pain. (Source Online)

-Brazil are now the highest scoring team in the History of the World Cup with 228 goals (Source BBC Football)

- The Men of the Match for today:
Brazil’s Neymar (Brazil 2-Mexico 0)
Belgium’s Eden Hazard (Belgium 3-Japan 2)

2018 World Cup 2018 matches:

Monday, July 2, 2018:

One Eighth Finals:

July 2, 2018 (Samara, Brazil 2-Mexico 0)
July 2, 2018 (Rostov-On-Donu, Belgium 3-Japan 2)

Date: July 2, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-One Eighth Finals
Result: Brazil 2-Mexico 0
Venue: Samara– Samara Arena, Russia         
Attendance: 41,970
Referee: Ginaluca Rocchi (Italy)
Linesmen: Elenito Di Liberatore and Mauro Tonolini (both Italy), Antonio Mateu (Spain, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
(Brazil): Neymar 51, Roberto Firmino 88
(Mexico): None
Summary of goals:
1:0 (51st minute, Brazil):  Willian’s cross from the left side was struck in by Neymar.
2:0 (88th minute, Brazil):  Roberto Firmino tapped in a loose ball, after Neymar’s effort had been saved by Ochoa’s toe.
1- Alisson Ramses Becker (Associazione Sportiva Roma / Italy)
22- Fagner Conserva Lemos
(Sport Club Corinthians Paulista- São Paulo)
Thiago Emiliano da Silva  (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club / France)
João Miranda de Souza Filho (Internazionale Football Club- Milano / Italy)
6- Filipe Luis Kasmirski
(Club Atlético de Madrid / Spain)
Jose Paulo Bezzera Maciel Junior, Paulinho (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain) (17- Fernandinho Luiz Rosa (Manchester City Football Club / England) 80th)
5- Carlos Henrique Casemiro (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)
19- Willian Borges da Silva (Chelsea Football Club-London / England) (13- Marcos Aoás Corrêa, Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club / France) 90+1st)
11- Philippe Coutinho Correia (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)  (20- Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira (Liverpool Football Club / England) 86th)
10- Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club / France)
9- Gabriel Fernando de Jesus (Manchester City Football Club / England)

Coach: Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, Tite
Booked: Filipe Luis 42, Casemiro 60
Other Substitutes:
23- Ederson Santana de Moraes (Manchester City Football Club / England)
Cassio Roberto Ramos (Sport Club Corinthians Paulista- São Paulo)
4- Pedro Tonon Geromel (Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense / Brazil) 
Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)
Danilo Luiz da Silva (Manchester City Football Club / England)
18- Fred Rodrigues de Paula Santos (Futbolnyi Klub Shakhtyor Donetsk / Ukraine)
8- Renato Soares de Oliveira Augusto (Beijing Sinobo Guoan Football Club / China)
7- Douglas Costa de Souza (Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy)
21- Taison Barcellos Freda
(Futbolnyi Klub Shakhtyor Donetsk / Ukraine)

Team Captain: Thiago Emiliano da Silva  
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Nike
Uniform Colors: Yellow Shirts, Blue Shorts, White Socks

13- Guillermo Ochoa (Royal Standard de Liege / Belgium)
21- Edson Álvarez
(Club de Fútbol América S. A. de C. V. (Aguilas) - Ciudad de México -Mexico City) (6- Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy-Los Angeles, California / USA) 56th)
2- Hugo Ayala (Sinergia Deportiva, SA de CV (Club Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León-Tigres))
3- Carlos Salcedo
(Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball A.G. / Germany)
23- Jesús Gallardo
(Club UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México)- Ciudad de México (Mexico City) –Pumas)
16- Héctor Herrera (Futebol Clube do Porto / Portugal)
4- Rafael Márquez (Club de Fútbol Atlas (Zorros), Atletico Club – Guadalajara) (7- Miguel Layún (Sevilla Fútbol Club / Spain) 46th)
18- Andrés Guardado (Real Betis Balompié-Sevilla / Spain)
11- Carlos Vela (Los Angeles FC-Los Angeles, California / USA)
14- Javier Hernández (West Ham United Football Club-London / England) (9- Raúl Jiménez (Sport Lisboa e Benfica / Portugal) 60th)
22- Hirving Lozano (PSV (Philips Sports Vereniging) Eindhoven / Holland)

Coach: Juan Carlos Osorio (Colombia)
Booked: Edson Álvarez 38, Hector Herrera 55, Carlos Salcedo 77, Andres Guardado 90+2
Other Substitutes:
12- Alfredo Talavera (Deportivo Toluca Futbol Club, S.A. De C.V.-Toluca –Diablos))
1- Jesús Corona
(Club Deportivo Social y Cultural Cruz Azul, Atletico Club-(Cementeros)- Ciudad de México -Mexico City))
5- Erick Gutierrez (Promotora del Club Pachuca SA CV -Pachuca Club de Fútbol- Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo -Tuzos)
15- Héctor Moreno
(Real Sociedad de Fútbol-San Sebastian / Spain)10- Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy-Los Angeles, California / USA)
20- Javier Aquino
(Sinergia Deportiva, SA de CV (Club Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León-Tigres))
17- Jesús Manuel Corona
(Futebol Clube do Porto / Portugal)
8- Marco Fabián (Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball A.G. / Germany)
19- Oribe Peralta
(Club de Fútbol América S. A. de C. V. (Aguilas) - Ciudad de México -Mexico City)

Team Captain: Rafael Marquez (Andrés Guardado assumed the captaincy in the 46th minute)
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Green Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks

Man of the Match: Neymar (Brazil)

Date: July 2, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-One Eighth Finals
Result: Belgium 3-Japan 2
Venue: Rostov-On-Donu– Rostov Arena, Russia         
Attendance: 41,466
Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)
Linesmen: Djibril Camara and El Hadji Samba (both Senegal), Bakary Gasama (Gambia, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
(Belgium): Jan Vertonghen 69, Marouane Fellaini 74, Nacer Chadli 90+4
(Japan): Genki Haraguchi 48, Takashi Inui 52
Summary of goals:
0:1 (48th minute, Japan):  Gaku Shibasaki's cross reached Genki Haraguchi, who shot from a narrow angle on the right side.
0:2 (52nd minute, Japan):  Takashi Inui struck with a long range effort from outside the box.
1:2 (69th minute, Belgium):  After a failed clearance by a Japanese defender, the ball reached Vertonghen on the left side, his long looping header went past the goalkeeper on the far right post.
2:2 (74th minute, Belgium):  Hazard’s cross from the left side was headed in by Fellaini.
3:2 (90+4th minute, Belgium):  After a Japanese corner was picked up by Thibaut, he quickly released the ball to De Bruyne who started  a counterattack, near the edge of the box, he released Meunier on the right side, he crossed, Lukaku let it go past him and Chadli struck the winner.
1- Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea Football Club-London / England)
2- Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London / England)
4- Vincent Kompany (Manchester City Football Club / England)
5- Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London / England)
15- Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club / France)
6- Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian Football Club / China)
7- Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City Football Club / England)
9- Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United Football Club / England)
10- Eden Hazard (Chelsea Football Club-London / England)
11- Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yfang Football Club / China) (22- Nacer Chadli (West Bromwich Albion Football Club / England) 65th)
14- Dries Mertens (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy) (8- Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United Football Club / England) 65th)

Coach: Roberto Martínez Montoliu (Spain)
Other Substitutes:
13- Koen Casteels (Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg Fußball GmbH / Germany)
12- Simon Mignolet (Liverpool Football Club / England)
20- Dedryck Boyata (Celtic Football Club-Glasgow / Scotland)
3- Thomas Vermaelen
(Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)
19- Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London / England)
17- Youri Tielemans
(Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France)
23- Leander Dendoncker (
Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht Brussels)
16- Thorgan Hazard
(Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach / Germany)
18- Adnan Januzaj
(Real Sociedad de Fútbol-San Sebastian / Spain)
21- Michy Batshuayi (Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund 1909 e.V. / Germany)

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

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) 81st)
8- Genki Haraguchi (Düsseldorfer Turn-und Sportverein Fortuna 1895 e.V./ Germany) (4- Keisuke Honda (Promotora del Club Pachuca SA CV -Pachuca Club de Fútbol- Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo -Tuzos) / Mexico) 81st)
10- Shinji Kagawa (Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund 1909 e.V. / Germany)
14- Takashi Inui
(Sociedad Deportiva Eibar / Spain)
15- Yuya Osako
(1.FC Köln GmbH & Co. KgaA / Germany)

Coach: Akira Nishino
Booked: Gaku Shibasaki 40
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)
9- Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City Football Club / England)
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

Man of the Match: Eden Hazard (Belgium)

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