Wednesday, July 11, 2018

World Cup Diary-part 45-July 11th, 2018 (Day 28)


Team News:

-Yuri Zhirkov has announced his retirement from the Russian National Team. (Source online)

-England and Uruguay have been fined 70,000 Swiss Francs and 50,000 Swiss Francs respectively, for breaking ‘media and marketing rules by displaying commercial branding, etc . (Source Reuters UK online)

-Marcelo Brozovic is back in Croatia’s starting lineup in the match vs, England. He replaced Kramaric from the previous match. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Croatia have reached the Final of a World Cup for the first time in their history.

-Ronaldo has stated that the country expected more of Neymar. He did also stress the fact that he had been injured for a lengthy spell before and that may have affected his form. (Source Daily Mail online)

-Kylian Mbappe was booked in yesterday’s match vs. Belgium after an unsportsmanlike attempt to waste time late in the game. He said that if he had offended them he was sorry but had to give it all to defende a lead. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Croatia’s Ivan Strinic was substituted off in ovetitme after an injury. He was replaced by Josip Pivaric. (Source L’Equipe online)

-The Man of the Match for today:
Croatia’s Ivan Perisic (England 1-Croatia 2)

2018 World Cup 2018 matches:

Wednesday, July 11, 2018:

Semi Finals:

July 11, 2018 (Moscow, Eng;and 1-Croatia 2) (After Extra Time)

Date: July 11, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Semi Finals
Result: England 1- Croatia 2 (After Extra Time)
Venue: Moscow– Luzhniki Stadium, Russia         
Attendance: 78,011
Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey)
Linesmen: Bahattin Duran and Tarik Ongun (both Turkey), Bjorn Kuipers (Holland, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
(England): Kieran Trippier 5
(Croatia): Ivan Perisic 68,  Mario Mandzukic 108
Summary of goals:
1:0 (5th minute, England):  Kieran Trippier scored from a free kick.
1:1 (68th minute, Croatia):  Sime Vrsaljko ’s cross from the right side was struck in by Ivan Perisic.
1:2 (108th minute, Croatia):  Ivna Perisic flicked a pass into the English penalty area and Mandzukic turned ans shot past Pickford from the left side.
1- Jordan Lee Pickford (Everton Football Club-Liverpool)
2- Kyle Andrew Walker (Manchester City Football Club) (
11- Jamie Richard Vardy (Leicester City Football Club) 112th )
5- John Stones (Manchester City Football Club)
6- Jacob Harry Maguire (Leicester City 
Football Club)
12- Kieran John Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur 
Football Club-London)
7- Jesse Ellis Lingard (Manchester United Football Club)
8- Jordan Brian Henderson (Liverpool Football Club)  (4- Eric Jeremy Edgar Dier (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London)  97th)
20- Bamidele Jermaine ‘Dele’ Alli (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London) 
18- Ashley Simon Young (Manchester United Football Club) (3- Daniel Lee ‘Danny’ Rose (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London) 91st)
10- Raheem Shaquille Sterling (Manchester City Football Club) (19- Marcus Rashford (Manchester United Football Club)  74th)
9- Harry Edward Kane (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London)

Coach: Gareth Southgate
Booked:  Kyle Walker 54
Other Substitutes:
17- Fabian Delph (Manchester City Football Club
13- Jack Butland (Stoke City Football Club)
23- Nicolas David ‘Nick’ Pope (Burnley Football Club)
22- Trent John Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool Football Club)
15- Gary James Cahill (Chelsea 
Football Club-London)
16- Phillip Anthony Jones (Manchester United 
Football Club)
21- Ruben Ira Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea Football Club-London)
14- Daniel Nii Tackie Mensah ‘Danny’ Welbeck (Arsenal Football Club-London)

Team Captain: Harry Edward Kane
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Nike
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks

23- Danijel Subasic (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France)
2- Sime Vrsaljko (Club Atlético de Madrid / Spain) 
6- Dejan Lovren (Liverpool Football Club / England)
21- Domagoj Vida (Besiktas Jimnastik Kulübü–Istanbul / Turkey)
3- Ivan Strinic (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova / Italy) 
(22- Josip Pivaric (Futbolnyi Klub Dynamo Kyiv  / Ukraine)  95th)
11- Marcelo Brozovic (Internazionale Football Club- Milano / Italy) 
10- Luka Modric (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain) (19- Milan Badelj (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze / Italy) 119th)
7- Ivan Rakitic (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)
18- Ante Rebic (Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball A.G. / Germany)  (9- Andrej Kramaric (Turn- und Sportgemeinschaft 1899 Hoffenheim e.V. / Germany) 101st)
4- Ivan Perisic (Internazionale Football Club- Milano / Italy) 
17- Mario Mandzukic (Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy)( 5- Vedran Corluka (Futbolnyi Klub Lokomotiv Moskva / Russia) 115th)

Coach: Zlatko Dalic
Booked: Mario Mandzukic 48, Ante Rebic 96
Other Substitutes:
8- Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain) 
12- Lovre Kalinic (Koninklijke Atletiek Associatie Gent / Belgium)
1- Dominik Livakovic (Nogometni Klub Dinamo Zagreb) 
13- Tin Jedvaj (Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball GmbH / Germany)  
15- Duje Caleta-Car (Football Club Red Bull Salzburg / Austria)
14- Filip Bradaric (Hrvatski Nogometni Klub Rijeka)   
16- Nikola Kalinic (AC (Associazione Calcio) Milan / Italy) (has left the squad)
20- Marko Pjaca (Fußball Club Schalke von 1904- Gelsenkirchen / Germany)  

Team Captain: Luka Modric
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Nike
Uniform Colors: Black/ Blue checkered Shirts, Black Shorts, Red Socks

Man of the Match: Ivan Perisic (Croatia)

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