Tuesday, July 10, 2018

World Cup Diary-part 44-July 10th, 2018 (Day 27)


Team News:

-FIFA is looking into another video of Croatia’s Domagoj Vida that has resurfaced shere he is once again making political statements and saying ‘Belgrade Burn’. (Source BBC Football Online)

-Ognjen Vukojevic who was dismissed as part of the Croatian staff following a viral video with Domagoj Vida that showed him praising Ukraine, may get a job in the Ukrainian Football Federation as well as proposing to pay for his fine. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Russia’s Team Doctor Eduard Bezuglov has confirmed that Russian players had sniffed ammonia before their matches, which he added is a common practice among athlethes for decades. (Source Daily Mail Online)

-Paul Pogba dedicated France’s victory over Belgium to the rescued Thailand youth Football Team. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois accused France of being ‘anti-football’ for their approach in the game. Belgium Caprain Eden Hazard also stated that he would rather lose with this Belgian team than win with this French team . (Source The Guardian Online)

-The Man of the Match for today:
France’s Samuel Umtiti (France 1-Belgium 0)

2018 World Cup 2018 matches:

Tuesday, July 10, 2018:

Semi Finals:

July 10, 2018 (Saint Petersburg, France 0-Belgium 0)

Date: July 10, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Semi Finals
Result: France 1-Belgium 0
Venue: Saint Petersburg– Saint Petersburg Stadium, Russia         
Attendance: 64,286
Referee: Andres Cunha (Uruguay)
Linesmen: Nicolas Taran and Mauricio Espinosa (both Uruguay), Cesar Ramos (Mexico, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
(France): Samuel Umtiti 51
(Belgium): None
Summary of goals:
1:0 (51st minute, France):  A corner from Griezmann on the right side was headed in by Umtiti.
1- Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London / England)
2- Benjamin Pavard
(Verein für Bewegungspiele Stuttgart 1893 e.V. / Germany)
5- Samuel Umtiti (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)
4- Raphäel Varane
(Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)
21- Lucas Hernández
(Club Atlético de Madrid / Spain)
6- Paul Pogba (Manchester United Football Club / England)
13- N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea Football Club-London / England)
14- Blase Matuidi
(Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy) (12- Corentin Tolisso (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V. / Germany)  86th)
10- Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club)
9- Olivier Giroud (Chelsea Football Club-London / England) (15- Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla Fútbol Club / Spain) 85th)
7- Antoine Griezmann (Club Atlético de Madrid / Spain)

Coach: Didier Deschamps
Booked: Ngolo Kanté 87, Kylian Mbappé 90+2
Other Substitutes:
23- Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club)
16- Steve Mandanda (Olympique Marseille)
11- Ousmane Dembelé (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)
18- Nabil Fekir (Olympique Lyonnais)
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)
8- Thomas Lemar (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club)
20- Florian Thauvin (
Olympique de Marseille)

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

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)
22- Nacer Chadli (West Bromwich Albion Football Club / England) (21- Michy Batshuayi (Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund 1909 e.V. / Germany) 90+1st)
6- Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian Football Club / China)
7- Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City Football Club / England)
19- Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London / England)
(14- Dries Mertens (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy) 60th)
8- Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United Football Club / England)  (11- Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yfang Football Club / China) 80th)
10- Eden Hazard (Chelsea Football Club-London / England)
9- Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United Football Club / England)

Coach: Roberto Martínez Montoliu (Spain)
Booked: Eden Hazard 63, Toby Alderweireld 71, Jan Vertonghen 90+3
Other Substitutes:
15- Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club / France) (suspended)
13- Koen Casteels (Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg Fußball GmbH / Germany)
12- Simon Mignolet (Liverpool Football Club / England)
3- Thomas Vermaelen (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)
17- Youri Tielemans (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France)
20- Dedryck Boyata (Celtic Football Club-Glasgow / Scotland)
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)

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

Man of the Match: Samuel Umtiti (France)

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