Thursday, July 12, 2018

World Cup Diary-part 46-July 12th, 2018 (Day 29)


Team News:

-Croatian defender Dejan Lovren stated that he should be considered as one of the best defenders in the World after helping Croatia eliminate England. (Source Sky Sports Online)
-England’s Tripper, Walker and Henderson may miss the third place match vs. Belgium due to injuries. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Croatia’s Luka Modric stated that he felt the English media had underestimated Croatia and that was used as a motivation for their win. (Source Sky Sports online)

-England’s Gary Cahill is to hold talke with Manager Garetn Southagte regarding his Internatioanl future and possible retirement.  (Source Sky Sports Online)

-France’s Umtiti, Pavard, Varane, Giroud and Mbappe did not train today to recuperate.  (Source L’Equipe online)

-Every World Cup Final squad since 1982 has contained at least a member of either Bayern Munich or Internazionale Milano. (Source L’Equipe Online)
-Dutch Legend Marco van Basten, as part of FIFA Technical study group, criticized the behavior of Neymra during the World Cup. He added that all the ‘theater’ is not going to help him. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Croatia’s Domagoj Vida has apologized to the Russian People for his recent politically charged viral videos. (Source Reuters UK Online)

-14 of the Belgian squad trained as Manager Roberto Martinez chose to rest the starters who had played vs. France (with the exception of Courtois). Those present included: Mertens, Chadli, Thorgan Hazard, Batshuayi, Vermaelen, Boyata, Carrasco, Meunier, Dendoncker, Tielemans, Januzaj and the three goalkeepers . (Source online)

-El Salvador Photographer Yuri Cortez who was crushed under the celebrating Croatia players following their winner vs. England released his photographs. (Source Online)

-The Croatian Federation is to invite all members of their 1998 World Cup squad to attned the Final match. (Source Maisfutebol online)

-It was revealed that during yesterday’s match vs, Croatia, England players had attempted to quickly restart while Croatians were celebrating their winner, which as obviously called back.  (Source SportsJoint online)

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