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Today we will continue our SISport about the FIFA World Cup – Russia 2018 week 2.

You guys got so interested in the last post and it was such an interesting chat on some social media that on this one I’ll try to explain a bit more about the plays, okay?

Let’s go to what really matters: the games!

 

  • Monday (June 18th)

 

Sweden 1 x 0 Korea Republic
Group F – Round 1 of 3

At 65′, the second half of the game, Sweden defender Andreas Granqvist (#4) scored the first and only goal of the match by penalty (1 x 0).

If you want to watch the goal and the best moments of the match, click here.

Curiosity: The Swedish team only kicked the penalty after the judge consulted the VAR.

VAR (Video Assistant Referee, which means basically video judge in English) is the new resource for reviewing doubts during a soccer game.

This feature can only be used to check four types of bids:

  • Marking a clear penalty that hasn’t been previously identified (or correcting a simulation);
  • When there is confusion of identity (the judge shows the card to the wrong player);
  • Cancel an illegal goal (made by hand or scored by a player who was disabled) or validate a legal one;
  • To expel a player who commits some type of offense punishable immediately by the red card (and which the judge hasn’t noticed).

This video review is done by a team of 4 professional referees who are inside a booth located in the International Broadcast Center. For this, there will be a relay between thirteen judges.

So, fans of my beloved Brazil, don’t hate the Mexican judge on June 17th, (Brazil vs Switzerland) because as much as Steven Zuber REALLY pushed our defender Miranda before the tie goal, it still wasn’t suitable for VAR…

And, to make it worse, a player who annoys the referee a lot or insists on using the VAR, will get a yellow card…so much hatred in the heart of this FIFA people, right?

 

Belgium 3 x 0 Panama
Group G – Round 1 of 3

At 47′, early in the second half, midfielder Dries Mertens (#14) opened the score for Belgium. The goal was so fast that gave the Panamanian goalkeeper no chance to catch the ball. (1 x 0).

At 69′, Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku (#9) scored right into the goal (2 x 0).

Finally, at 75′ Lukaku returned and lobbed the Panamanian goalkeeper fitting the ball into the goal and closing the scoreboard (3 x 0).

If you want to watch the goals and the best moments of the match, click here.

Note: I was very happy when I realized that I wasn’t the only one to find the Panamanian goalkeeper Jaime Penedo super similar to Italian goalkeeper Buffon (I still can’t believe they are out of the World Cup…)!

And if you watch the best moments and the goals video, I believe you will understand when I say that I was impressed by Panama’s goalkeeper, because he defended very well.

 

Tunisia 1 x 2 England
Group G – Round 1 of 3

At the 11’, striker Harry Kane (#9) took advantage of the goalkeeper’s rebound (he defended the kick, but it returned to the opposing team’s player) and scored the first goal for England (0 x 1).

At 35‘, Tunisia’s team wins a penalty and ties the game with midfield player Ferjani Sassi’s goal (#13). (1 x 1)

At the end of the match, at 90+1′, Harry Kane and scored a headed for England (1 x 2).

If you want to watch the goals and best moments of the match, click here.

 

  • Tuesday (June 19th)

 

Colombia 1 x 2 Japan
Group H – Round 1 of 3

The game started with a red card, at 3′, for a Colombian player. Reason: hand on the ball.

That’s all, SIS?

I will explain: according to soccer rules, “touching the ball with the hands implies the deliberate action of a player making contact with the hands or arms”.

If a player moves in an attempt to block a shot or cross, he commits a foul, even if it is unintentional…

That means, if a player tackles and then realizes that the ball is coming close to the his arms or hands, should play “not my fault”.

At 6′, Shinji Kagawa (#10) shot the penalty and opened the score for Japan (0 x 1).

At the end of the first half, Juan Quintero (#20) ties for Colombia (1 x 1).

At 73′, Yuma Osako (#15) closes the score to secure Japan’s win (1 x 2).

If you want to watch the goals and best moments of the match, click here.

 

Poland 1 x 2 Senegal
Group H – Round 1 of 3

At 37’, Thiago Cionek (#4) scored an own goal after the ball hit him and deflected to the goal (0 x 1).

In the 60’, M’Baye Niang (#19) increased the score and marked the second Senegalese goal (0 x 2).

At the end of the match, Grzegorz Krychowiak (#10) managed to score a goal for Poland, but it was not enough (1 x 2).

If you want to watch the goals and best moments of the match, click here.

 

Russia 3 x 1 Egypt
Group A – Round 2 of 3

The match had its first goal only in the second half when Ahmed Fathy (#7) scored an own goal (1 x 0).

At the 59’, Denis Cheryshev (#6) scored the second Russian goal (2 x 0).

At 62′, Artem Dzyuba (#22) stopped the ball on his chest and scored the third Russian goal (3 x 0).

Finally, at 73′, a penalty was charged (after the referee consulted the VAR) and Mohamed Salah (#10) scored the first Egyptian goal in the World Cup (3 x 1).

If you want to watch the goals and best moments of the match, click here.

 

  • Wednesday (June 20th)

 

Portugal 1 x 0 Marocco
Grupo B – Round 2 of 3

With less than 5 minutes into the game, Cristiano Ronaldo (# 7) scored the only goal of the match (1 x 0).

The score was low, but only because the Morocco team had the same difficulty as Portugal did!

If you want to watch the goal and best moments of the match, click here.

 

Uruguay 1 x 0 Saudi Arabia
Group A – Round 2 of 3

At 23′, Luis Suárez (#9), “El Pistolero” (“the sniper”) scored the Uruguayan goal of the match (1 x 0).

If you want to watch the goal and best moments of the match, click here.

 

Iran 0 x 1 Spain
Group B – Round 2 of 3

At 54′, Diego Costa (#19) scored the Spanish goal of the match (0 x 1).

If you want to watch the goal and best moments of the match, click here.

 

  • Thursday (June 21st)

 

Denmark 1 x 1 Australia
Group C – Round 2 of 3

At 7′, Christian Eriksen (#10) kicked with his left foot and scored the Danish goal (1 x 0).

At 38′, Mile Jedinak (#15) shot a penalty and tied for Australia (1 x 1).

If you want to watch the goals and best moments of the match, click here.

 

France 1 x 0 Peru
Group C – Round 2 of 3

At 34′, Kylian Mbappé (#10) scored the French goal in the rebound (1 x 0).

If you want to watch the goal and best moments of the match, click here.

 

Argentina 0 x 3 Croatia
Group D – Round 2 of 3

At 53′, Ante Rebic (#18) took advantage of the goalkeeper who was kind of lost and kicked the ball, with class, into the goal (0 x 1).

In the 80′, Luka Modric (#10), the David Guetta’s clone, scored the second Croatian goal (0 x 2).

In addition, at 90+1′, Ivan Rakitic (#7) crushed any hopes the Argentines had and scored the third Croatian goal to close the score (0 x 3).

If you want to watch the goals and best moments of the match, click here.

Note: I love Messi, for real, but he can’t do miracle! He is not in his best phase, I won’t deny it, but it’s not enough for everyone to put the weight of the Argentine national team on the back of a single player.

 

  • Friday (June 22th)

 

Brazil 2 x 0 Costa Rica
Group E – Round 2 of 3

Our beloved Brazil even scored a goal (very beautiful, by the way), but there was an offside and the goal was canceled.

In the second half, Neymar, our Drama Queen, made a very ugly scene, but the VAR didn’t let his Golden Raspberry performance (the Oscar of the worst performances) succeed.

In addition, at 90+1′, Brazil finally woke up and showed why we are in the World Cup, as Phillippe Coutinho (#11) shot the ball with all his strength and scored the first Brazilian goal (1 x 0).

At overtime, 90+7′, Neymar (#10) finally played for the Brazilian National Team as he plays abroad and besides giving a beautiful lob on the Costa Rican player, he still scored the second Brazilian goal (2 x 0).

If you want to watch the goals and best moments of the match, click here.

 

Nigeria 2 x 0 Iceland
Group D – Round 2 of 3

At 49′, Ahmed Musa (#7) shot and the Iceland goalkeeper had no chance to defend (1 x 0).

At 75′, Musa came back and scored the second Nigerian goal (2 x 0).

At 83′, midfield Gylfi Sigurosson (#10) missed a penalty.

If you want to watch the goals and best moments of the match, click here.

 

Serbia 1 x 2 Switzerland
Group E – Round 2 of 3

At the beginning of the game, at 5′, Aleksandar Mitrovic (#9) opened the score with head shot for Serbia (1 x 0).

At 52′, Granit Xhaka (#10) took advantage of the rebound and tied for Switzerland (1 x 1).

And literally in the 45th minute of the second half (90′), Xherdan Shaqiri (#23) wrapped up and secured the Switzerland’s victory (1 x 2).

If you want to watch the goals and best moments of the match, click here.

 

  • Saturday (June 23th)

 

Belgium 5 x 2 Tunisia
Group G – Round 2 of 3

Just after 6′, Eden Hazard (#10) shot a penalty and opened the score for Belgium (1 x 0).

At 16′, Romelu Lukaku (#9) shot the ball without giving any chance of defense for Tunisia’s goalkeeper (2 x 0).

Very shortly after, at 18′, the Tunisian National Team reacted and Dylan Bronn (#11) scored the first goal for his team (2 x 1).

In the first-half overtime, 45+3′, Lukaku returned and lobbed the goalkeeper to score his second goal in the match (3 x 1).

At 51′, Hazard also scored his second goal in the match and the fourth Belgian goal (4 x 1).

In the 90′, Michy Batshuayi (#21), marked the fifth Belgian goal (5 x 1).

In addition, at 90+3′, Wahbi Khazri (#10) managed to make another goal for Tunisia, but it was not enough.

If you want to watch the goals and best moments of the match, click here.

 

Korea Republic 1 x 2 Mexico
Group F – Round 2 of 3

At 26′, Carlos Vela (#11) opened the score for Mexico when he shot a penalty (0 x 1).

At 66′, Javier Hernandez (#14) scored the second Mexican goal (0 x 2).

In the overtime, at 90+3′, Son Heung-Min (#7) even managed to score a goal for Korea, but it was not enough.

If you want to watch the goals and best moments of the match, click here.

 

Germany 2 x 1 Sweden
Group F – Round 2 of 3

At 32′, Ola Tolvonen (#20) opened the match when he scored a goal for Sweden (0 x 1).

In the second half, at 48′, Marco Reus (#11) tied the game for the German team (1 x 1).

At 82′, the German player Jérôme Boateng (#17) was sent off after giving a tackle on a Swedish player.

At the end of the extra time, at 90+5′, Toni Kroos (#18) secured the victory of the German team.

If you want to watch the goals and best moments of the match, click here.

 

  • Sunday (June 24th)

 

England 6 x 1 Panama
Group G – Round 2 of 3

At the beginning of the match, at 8′, England opened the score with a beautiful header by John Stones (#5) that put the ball comfortably into the goal (1 x 0).

The Panama team did not like the idea and decided to make a foul (terrible idea) against England. At 22′, Harry Kane (#9) shot the penalty and increased the score to England (2 x 0).

At 36′, Jesse Lingard (#7) scored the third English goal without a chance for the Panamanian goalkeeper (3 x 0).

Just 4′ later, at 40′, John Stones scored for the English team (4 x 0).

As everything in life can always improve or get worse, the Panamanians were very annoyed with the progress of the game and made another ugly penalty against the English during the first half of the match…the result could only be the same: another English goal, another one from Kane, another incredible goal (5 x 0).

At 62′, Kane appeared again, but this time with no luck, because Ruben Loftus-Cheek tried to isolate the ball so that the Panamanian couldn’t steal it but it deflected on Harry’s heel and went into the goal (6 x 0).

Felipe Baloy (#23) received a free kick from his team-mate in the 78’ and he scored the only Panamanian goal (6 x 1)

Brazil will not get England, right? Because I swear I saw in the England vs Panama match, the Germany vs Brazil replay of the 2014 World Cup… #fear

If you want to watch the goals and best moments of the match, click here.

 

Japan 2 x 2 Senegal
Group H – Round 2 of 3

At 11′, Sadio Mané (#10) took advantage of the Japanese goalkeeper and opened the score for the Senegalese team (0 x 1).

Japan did not like the start of the game and at 34′, Takashi Inui (#14) struck a right-footed shot past the right corner of the goal (1 x 1).

At 71′, Moussa Wangué (#22) came in the speed of light and kicked the ball into the goal, scoring the second for Senegal (1 x 2).

Shortly thereafter, Japan draw the game again when Keisuke Honda (#4) took advantage of the goalkeeper, who went out of the goal to tried to catch the ball in the previous pass, and scored the Japanese goal (2 x 2).

If you want to watch the goals and best moments of the match, click here.

 

Poland 0 x 3 Colombia
Group H – Round 2 of 3

At 40′, Yerry Mina (#13) opened the score for Colombia (0 x 1).

In the second half, at 70′, Radamel Falcao García (#9) invaded the area at incredible speed and scored the second Colombian goal (0 x 2).

Five minutes later, at 75′, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (#11) shot ball into the corner of the goal (0 x 3).

If you want to watch the goals and best moments of the match, click here.

Wow…! So that was the 2nd week of World Cup and rounds 1 and 2 of the Group Phase.

Yesterday began the 3rd week and the last round of the Group Phase and on Saturday will start the first round of the finals!

I decided not to talk about yesterday’s games so the post won’t get bigger and to keep the split between the rounds, but how fast is it going, right?

I hope you are enjoying and learning more about this world-class sport.

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Author: Alexandra
Proofreader: Thaís and Manu
Translaters: Alexandra and Bianca
Compiler: Alexandra

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