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2018 FIFA World Cup - France Le champion du monde

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Boring anti-football, poor ref, play 2 minutes ET of 6 minutes ET, and retarded behaviour from Lottin kid. 🤢🤮
 
One of the worst semi-final. 
Hmm.. looks like England and France final now.. Until Croatia wants to surprise everyone.

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Just saw what he did on Reddit.. just got a yellow for that sh*t move.. ref should have given him a red so he misses the final.. it's ridiculous how players gets away with all this drama just cos Soccer age old rules are so stupid.

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Yep. And the Colombian player should've been banned for the headbutt against the English player. Maybe, their entire team, I guess.

 

Or when Ronaldo stamped Wayne Rooney and then winked at Portugal's dugout with a thumbs-up. 

 

Not justifying what Mbappe did, but if it has to be 'fair' for one player, it has to be 'fair' for all.

 

The referee has to make a call, in that one moment, and he did.

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None of them did during the extra time when the match was close to end though. Appalling behaviour from him as France had already pretty much sealed the match.

 

All that talent and still pulling those cheap tricks towards the end of the match leaves a bad taste. Sadly, the refs never add extra time during a stoppage and this allows all kids to pull all kinds of shite.

 

Belgium was in the same position against Brazil but didn't resort to acting like pricks. 

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2 hours ago, harsh1387 said:

Just saw what he did on Reddit.. just got a yellow for that sh*t move.. ref should have given him a red so he misses the final.. it's ridiculous how players gets away with all this drama just cos Soccer age old rules are so stupid.

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The video which cc posted is the one u talking about?

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Semi-final #2 - Croatia vs. England

Venue: Luzhniki Stadium

Time: 19:00 BST

 

Dalic - "We respect everyone - England, France. But none of the squads is better than us!"

Southgate - "The key is how you respond to failure and react to it."

 

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

  • They have have met once before at a major tournament - England won 4-2 in a group stage match at Euro 2004.
  • This will be their eighth meeting overall; England have won four times, Croatia twice, with one draw.
  • Croatia's last victory against England was the infamous "Wally with the Brolly" match which Croatia won 3-2 at Wembley in November 2007 to end England's hopes of qualifying for Euro 2008.
  • Six of the previous seven games have also been played on a Wednesday.

Croatia

  • Croatia are playing in their second World Cup semi-final after a last four appearance on their debut in the tournament in 1998.
  • They reached the semi-finals via a penalty shootout victory in the last 16 against Denmark and the quarter-final against Russia. The only other team to win two shootouts in a single World Cup were Argentina in 1990 (against Yugoslavia and Italy).
  • Their only defeat in six World Cup knockout matches was against France in the 1998 semi-final.
  • That is Croatia's only defeat in eight World Cup matches against European opposition (W5, D2).
  • Only three of the 10 goals they have scored have been via set-pieces - the others have all been from open play.
  • However, three out of the four goals that they have conceded have been from set-pieces.
  • They are unbeaten in their last nine competitive games since losing 1-0 to Turkey in September 2017.
  • The Croats have had eight different scorers at this World Cup; only Belgium with nine have had more.

England

  • This is England's third World Cup semi-final following their 2-1 win over Portugal in 1966 and their penalty shootout defeat to West Germany in 1990.
  • The Three Lions have lost their last three semi-finals at major tournaments (Euro 96 v Germany, 1990 World Cup v West Germany and Euro 68 v Yugoslavia).
  • England's current haul of 11 goals has equalled their highest total at a World Cup, set in 1966.
  • After losing three consecutive World Cup games, England have lost just one of their last six (W3, D2).
  • England have not beaten two European nations in a single World Cup since 1982, when they beat Czechoslovakia and France.
  • They have lost just two of their last 30 competitive matches (W22, D6) since losing their first two matches at the 2014 World Cup.
  • Eight of England's 11 goals have been scored via set-pieces - the most in a single World Cup since Portugal in 1966.
  • Four of their goals have come via corners. The last three teams to score four or more goals from corners at a World Cup have gone on to win it - Germany in 2014, Italy in 2006 and France in 1998.
  • England's tally of five different scorers is their joint-most in a tournament along with 1954, 1998 and 2002.
  • Harry Kane is the World Cup's top scorer with six goals. At the previous nine World Cups, only Ronaldo (eight for Brazil in 2002) has scored more. No European player has scored seven goals at a single World Cup since Poland's Grzegorz Lato got seven in 1974, while no European player has scored eight since Gerd Muller hit 10 for West Germany in 1970.

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