We have now advanced to day 10 of the world cup and the games just keep coming thick and fast. The scenario on who’s going in the knockouts is quite translucent. A festival of sports being enjoyed by everyone equally alike, is drawing good audience. Taking through a quick ride we give you a digest of the proceedings in Russia.
Lionel Messi’s team were pushed to the brink of an early exit after a stunning 3-0 loss to Croatia on Thursday, but victory in their final Group D game against Nigeria could now send them through to the last 16.
Brazil snatched a 2-0 victory over Costa Rica at the World Cup thanks to goals from Philippe Coutinho and Neymar. Both scored in stoppage time to snatch victory for Brazil after the Paris Saint-Germain forward had been denied a penalty by VAR.
And Switzerland put a huge dent in Serbia’s hopes of progressing from Group E when they came from behind to win 2-1, with Xherdan Shaqiri netting a spectacular late winner. Musa’s first goal against Iceland was one of the goals of the tournament so far. Brilliant control, great technique and a stonking finish to give his team the lead.
On 23rd June, we get too see three encounters. Two from Group G and one from F. the going has been quite exciting uptill now and every team looks to give their best. South Korea have failed to score in each of their last two World Cup games. Mexico have not won back to back matches at the World Cup since 2002. In their opening group game versus Sweden, South Korea racked up more yellow cards (2) than shots on target attempted (0). Germany lost their opening match against Mexico, and would look to cover it up. Sweden have faced the reigning World Cup champion at the World Cup twice before and won both times. Sweden’s 1-0 win against South Korea was their first win in their opening match at a World Cup. Germany’s Thomas Müller has scored 10 goals from just 14 shots on target at the World Cup
With the battle of ‘Who is the greatest’ going side by side, one is sure to have the best of matches to witness. On the second last day of Matchday 2 in World Cup 2018, Argentina fans have something to hope for with yesterday’s results..!