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Today we will continue our SISport about FIFA World Cup – Russia 2018, talking about the 3rd week of this great championship.

This was the most important week of the Group Stage, because it was decided which teams advance to the 16th Round and which were eliminated.

 

  • Monday (June 25th)

 

Saudi Arabia 2 x 1 Egypt
Group A – Round 3 of 3

At 22′, Egypt took advantage of the Saudi defense and Mohamed Salah (#10) covered the goalkeeper (he passed the ball over the goalkeeper directly into the net) and scored the first goal of the game (0 x 1).

At the end of the second half, at 41′, Saudi player Fahad Al Muwallad (#19) missed a penalty.

In the first half overtime, at 45+6 ‘, Salman Al Faraj (#7) took a penalty and tied for Saudi Arabia (1 x 1).

But the match was only decided in the second half, at 90+5′, when Salem Al Dawsari (#18) scored the second Saudi goal (2 x 1).

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

 

Uruguay  3 x 0 Russia
Group A – Round 3 of 3

At 10′, Luis Suárez (#9) opened the scoring for Celeste (1 x 0).

In the first half, at 23′, Russian player Denis Cheryshev (# 6) scored a goal against Russia, as the ball hit him and deflected directly to the goal (2 x 0).

At the end of the first half, at 36′, Igor Smolnikov (#23) was sent off the match with a red card.

Edinson Cavani (#21) took advantage of the rebound by the Russian goalkeeper and scored the third Uruguayan goal (3 x 0).

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

 

Iran 1 x 1 Portugal
Group B – Round 3 of 3

At 45′, Ricardo Quaresma (#20) opened the score for Portugal, when he received the ball in the area and sent it to the goal (0 x 1).

At 53′, Cristiano Ronaldo (#7) missed a penalty. (No stress…he’s still amazing!)

At overtime (why overtime?…everything was so beautiful in the regular time of game), Portugal had a ball on the hand (or was it the hand on the ball…?) and Iran won a penalty, charged by Karim Ansarifard ( #10), who tied the game (1 x 1).

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

 

Spain 2 x 2 Morocco
Group B – Round 3 of 3

At 14′, Khalid Boutaïb (#13) opened the score for Morocco (0 x 1).

Five minutes later, at 19′, Spain arrived with Isco (#22), who tied for Spain (1 x 1).

Already in the second half, at 81′, Youssef En-Nesyri (#19) scored for Morocco with a beautiful header (1 x 2).

In the first minute of overtime, at 90+1′, Iago Aspas (#17) secured the tie, but it was necessary to use the VAR to ensure the goal was valid (2 x 2).

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

 

  • Tuesday (June 26th)

 

Australia 0 x 2 Peru
Group C – Round 3 of 3

At the beginning of the match, at 18′, André Carrillo (#18) shot from the side and sent the ball into the goal (0 x 1).

Australia even tried, but at 50′, Paolo Guerrero (#9) scored the second Peruvian goal (0 x 2).

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

 

Denmark 0 x 0 France
Group C – Round 3 of 3

As this game was well balanced and did not have goals, I will save space for the Finals.

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

 

Nigeria 1 x 2 Argentina
Group D – Round 3 of 3

At 14’, Lionel Messi (#10), showed why he is the best, as he arrived with speed and opened the score for Argentina with a beautiful goal (0 x 1).

In the second half, at 51′, Victor Moses (#11) shot a penalty and kicked the ball with no chance for catching (1 x 1).

At the end of the game, at 86′, Marcos Rojo (#16) secured the Argentine victory (1 x 2).

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

 

Iceland 1 x 2 Croatia
Group D – Round 3 of 3

It seems that the two teams only woke up (or the defenses fell asleep) in the second half when, at 53′, Milan Badelj (#19) opened the score for Croatia (0 x 1).

At 76′, Iceland won a penalty, as the ball hit the arm of a Croatian player, and tied the game with the charge of Gylfi Sigurosson (#10) straight to the goal (1 x 1).

At the end of the second half, at 90′, Ivan Perisic (#4) arrived in the area and secured the goal of the Croatian victory (1 x 2).

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

 

  • Wednesday (June 27th)

 

Mexico 0 x 3 Sweden
Group F – Round 3 of 3

At the start of the second half, at 50′, Ludwig Augustinsson (#6) came and, no matter how much the keeper tried to defend, Sweden opened the score (0 x 3).

At 62′, Mexico gave Sweden a penalty kick with Andreas Granqvist (#4), who scored the second Swedish goal (0 x 2).

With 74’, Édson Álvarez (#21) tried to help his goalkeeper, but he scored for Sweden (0 x 3).

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

 

Korea Republic 2 x 0 Germany
Group F – Round 3 of 3

In São Paulo’s countyside, people usually say that “revenge comes on a donkey” and I studied for 11 years in a German school, I grew up with Germans, I speak German and I have very dear friends in Germany, so do not hate me if you’re German, but I’ll have to be a bit evil because I have not yet accepted that 7 x 1 against Brazil in 2014…

Germany was in a bad place because of Sweden’s win against Mexico, but things can always get worse, and in the second half at 90+2′, Kim Young-Gwon (#19) opened the score for South Korea (1 x 0).

At 90+6′, goalkeeper Neuer even attempted to go to the attack and help the German team, but Son Heung-Min (#7) took advantage and scored the second Korean goal (2 x 0).

GERMANY OUT OF THE WORLD CUP!!!

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

Nobody comes to Brazil, land of the macumba, and does a 7 x 1 without drastic consequences!

Mexico 3 x 0 Germany
Sweden 2 x 1 Germany
Korea 2 x 0 Germany

Here it is your 7 x 1

 

Switzerland 2 x 2 Costa Rica
Group E – Round 3 of 3

At 31′, Blerim Dzemaili (#15) opened the score for Switzerland (1 x 0).

In the second half, at 56′, Kendall Waston (#19) shot a ball from a corner kick and headed to tie the match (1 x 1).

At 88′, Josip Drmic (#19) took advantage of the counterattack and turned the score to Switzerland (2 x 1).

In addition, at 90+3’ (the famous overtime), Yann Sommer (goalkeeper #1) ended up scoring own goal when he tried to defend the penalty kick of Costa Rica and the ball ended up beating his back before swinging the net.

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

 

Serbia 0 x 2 Brazil
Group E – Round 3 of 3

At 36′, Paulinho (#15) covered the goalkeeper and opened the score for our beloved Brazil (0 x 1).

It was NOT an easy match, because Serbia is as challenging as Brazil, always risking and trying to score.

When Neymar (#10) stopped with the drama (sad to have to comment this…) and with the game going on our away, Thiago Silva (#2) managed to score the second Brazilian goal (0 x 2).

Neymar lavished charisma, as always (I get angry when he acts like a Drama Queen, but I can not deny he is sweet!) and Brazil qualified for the 16th Round!

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

 

  • Thursday (June 28th)

 

Senegal 0 x 1 Colombia
Group H – Round 3 of 3

Colombia was very insistent and relatively aggressive when, at 74′, Yerry Mina (#13) took a corner kick and headed the ball straight into the goal (0 x 1).

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

 

Japan 0 x 1 Poland
Group H – Round 3 of 3

Poland could have had a bigger score, but the World Cup’s new technology showed that the ball did not go completely through the goal line and therefore there was no goal (for me that was a goal, but ok…).

But Poland did not give up and, at 59′, Jan Bednarek (# 5) scored the only goal (valid) of the match (0 x 1).

But truth be told: the Japanese celebrated as if victory was theirs, because, one way or another, it really was. It was a Japanese victory in the true spirit of World Cup that joins crowd and players, as well as Japan qualifying for the Eighth Finals!

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

 

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

It was a well-balanced game overall, but at 51′, Adnan Januzaj (# 18) scored the only goal of the match (0 x 1).

England lost the match but qualified for the Round of 16.

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

 

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

At 33′, the Panamanian player kicked the ball into the goal, but it diverted the Tunisian player Yassine Mariah (#4), which made an own goal (1 x 0).

Already at 51′, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (#8) took advantage of a nice exchange of passes with his team mate and scored the first Tunisian goal of the match (1 x 1).

At 66′, Wahbi Khazri (#10) scored the second Tunisian goal after the Panamanian goalkeeper tries to get ahead of the game and stop at the wrong corner(1 x 2).

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

 

Friday there were no matches, because on Saturday began the Finals 16th (the knockout phase of the championship):

 

  • Saturday

 

France 4 x 3 Argentina

That was the first game of the Round 16th knockout round, and as you can imagine, I was very relieved with the result (do not be offended, dear Argentine SISters).

At 13′, Argentina gave a penalty to France, which was beautifully charged by Antoine Griezmann (#7), love of my heart, that opened the score for France (1 x 0).

Still at the end of the first half, at 41′, Ángel Di Maria (#11) scored an incredible goal and equalized the game (1 x 1).

Gabriel Mercado (# 2) fired the ball into the net, giving the French goalkeeper no chance to avoid the goal (1 x 2).

Shortly after, at 57′, France arrived with Benjamin Pavard (# 2), who kicked the ball out of the big area and scored an indefensible goal, tying the match (2 x 2). (Pavard looks like a baby, guys, serious…so cute!)

The big star Kylian Mbappé (#10) took advantage of the Argentine goalkeeper rebound, scored and sent the ball in the right direction for the Argentine goal (3 x 2).

Four minutes later, at 68′, Mbappé (#10) showed why he was chosen the best player of the match and one of the great stars of the World Cup, because he scored his second goal in the match, after the goalkeeper left the goal free (4 x 2).

In addition, at 90+3′, Argentina even tried, but only managed to score another goal with Sergio Agüero (#19), who took a pass from Lionel Messi and headed straight for the goal (4 x 3).

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

The video below can stress my dear Argentine friends, but do not be offended!

 

Uruguay 2 x 1 Portugal

That was a game that I really did not want to comment because I have already declared my unconditional love for Portugal here, but I also have an extreme affection for Uruguay. So this game just was as bad for my emotional than it would be if Portugal had passed and faced France!

Life goes on and, as my sister says: “overcome that it hurts less“…which does not mean that I am going to stop loving these two wonderful teams.

At 7′, Edinson Cavani (#7) shared a nice pass from Luis Suárez and headed the ball straight to the Portuguese goal (1 x 0).

Portugal spent most of the game with ball possession, but the Uruguayan defense was very strong and was a handful.

At 55′, Pepe (#3) shot a corner kick and headed the ball to tie the game (1 x 1). This was the FIRST goal suffered by Uruguay throughout the championship!

But the Portuguese tie lasted a short time, because, at 62′, Cavani scored another Uruguayan goal with a…beautiful kick! (2 x 1)

At 74′, Cavani felt the left calf and had to leave the field…who helped him? The wonderful Cristiano Ronaldo (#7), Portuguese captain and incredible human being.


To my sadness, Portugal has been disqualified and is out of the World Cup, but for my delight, Uruguay is moving on! (I’m not bipolar, I swear…)

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

 

  • Sunday

 

Spain 1 (3) x (4) 1 Russia

Just after 12′, Russia opened the score for Spain, as Sergey Ignashevich (#4) scored an own goal when he tried to knock out Sergio Ramos so he would not score for Spain (1 x 0).

In the 40′, most players went into the area and while some tried to head for the goal, the ball ended up touching Spanish player’s arm, which gave Russia, a penalty.

The penalty was charged by Artem Dzyuba (#22), at 41′, who kicked and tied the game for Russia (1 x 1).

As there was a tie, the match had to go for overtime, which did not solve much, as the score remained the same, deciding the game on penalties.

Score back to zero, Andrés Iniesta (#6) opened the penalty charge for Spain (1 x 0).

Fyodor Smolov (#10) tied for Russia (1 x 1).

The beautiful Gerard Piqué (#3) charged for Spain and increased the score (2 x 1).

Sergey Ignashevich (#4), the one that scored an own goal at the beginning of the match, redeemed himself, as he tied penalties for Russia (2 x 2).

For Spanish despair, Koke (#8) lost a penalty to Spain (which was to turn 3 x 2, continued 2 x 2 and they depended on a Russian error or a goalkeeper’s defense).

But Aleksandr Golovin (#17) charged and raise the score for Russia (2 x 3).

Spain charged with Sergio Ramos (#15) and managed to match the score, but still relied on a Russian fault (3 x 3).

Denis Cheryshev (#6) secured the fourth Russian goal (3 x 4).

To end the shootout and set the outcome of the match, Iago Aspas (#17) lost another Spanish penalty and eliminated Spain from the 2018 World Cup (3 x 4).

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

 

Croatia 1 (3) x (2) 1 Denmark

It seems like a joke, but with 1′ from start Denmark has already opened the scoring with a well confused goal of Mathias Jørgensen (#13) that hit the foot of the goalkeeper but, instead of deflecting out, deflected into the net (0 x 1).

But Croatia responded quickly and only 3 minutes later, at 4′, Mario Mandzukic (#17) tied the game and returned the confidence to the Croats (1 x 1).

Just as the match between Spain and Russia, the match remained balanced until the end, went to overtime, Luka Modric (# 10), Croatian David Guetta, missed a penalty and the game was decided on penalties.

Denmark started a penalty shoot-out with Christian Eriksen (# 10), who missed the penalty.

But the Danish penalty kick was not a problem as the Croatians also lost one immediately after, with Milan Badelj charging (# 19).

Denmark earned another penalty, this time with Simon Kjær (# 4) and Croatia with Andrej Kramaric (# 9). Both scored goals (1 x 1).

Denmark then charged with Michael Krohn-Dehli (# 2) and Croatia with Luka Modric (# 10). Again, both scored (2 x 2)!

To the despair of all fans, Denmark took a penalty with Lasse Schöne (# 19) and Croatia with Josip Pivaric (# 22), but both lost!

Denmark took a penalty kick with Nicolai Jørgensen (# 9), but he missed the penalty, so the Danes relied on a Croatian fault.

It turns out that Croatia put Ivan Rakitic (# 7) to charge the penalty and he hit, securing the Croatian classification for the quarterfinals (3 x 2).

Truth be told: the Danish keeper was incredible. He is very good!

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

 

  • Monday (July 2nd)

 

Brazil 2 x 0 Mexico

The Mexico team even tried to stay in the way, but Brazil managed to overcome the obstacle and, at 51 ‘, Neymar (# 10) scored the first Brazilian goal (1 x 0)!

In the 88th, Roberto Firmino (#20) increased the score to Brazil and ended up with any Mexican hope (2 x 0).

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

I chose not to comment much on the game to put some images here, after all, pictures can  tell the story so much better, right?

Meanwhile in Mexico…

 

Belgium 3 x 2 Japan

The game was super-balanced and tied 0 x 0 until the start of the second half, when Genki Haraguchi (#8) opened the scoring for Japan (0 x 1).

At 52′, Takashi Inui (#14) scored the second Japanese goal with a clear shot and gave no chance to the goalkeeper (0 x 2).

But Belgium began to react to the 69’, when Jan Vertonghen (#5) headed the ball to prevent it from leaving the field and to return it to the goal area and, with a nice effect, it deceived everyone and entered the net (1 x 2).

At 74′, Marouane Fellaini (#8) tied the game after heading the ball directly into the goal (2 x 2). The Belgian team was inspired by the high ball…

Nacer Chadli (#22) took advantage of a rehearsed play with Lukaku and took them all by surprise, turning the game by scoring the third Belgian goal (3 x 2).

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

 

 

  • Tuesday (July 3rd)

 

 

Sweden 1 x 0 Switzerland

Although it was a very balanced match until the second half, Sweden were attacking much more and had more chances of goal than Switzerland.

At 66′, Emil Forsberg (#10) kicked a fine ball into the goal and Akanji (Swiss player) tried to deflect the ball, but that only confused the goalkeeper and secured the goal of the match (1 x 0).

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

 

Colombia 1 (3) x (4) 1 England

That was the last game of the Round of 16 and it started with Carlos Sánchez (#6) making a very unnecessary penalty in Harry Kane (#9) that opened the score for England (0 x 1).

In the second half, at 90+3′, Colombia’s side took a corner kick and Yerry Mina (#13) headed the ball straight into the goal (1 x 1).

With the draw, the game had to go to overtime and, as the result continued the same, it went for the penalties.

With the score cleared, Colombia began a penalty shootout with Radamel Falcao (#9) and England with Harry Kane (#9). Both scored (1 x 1).

The second charges of each team were by Juan Cuadrado (#11) by Colombia and Marcus Rashford (#19) by England. Once again, both scored (2 x 2).

For the third charge, Colombia sent Luis Muriel (#14), who scored, while England sent Jordan Henderson (#8), who missed the penalty and made England dependent on some error of the other team (3 x 2 ).

To the delight of the English, the Colombian failure did not take long, as Mateus Uribe (#15) lost the fourth charge for his team, which allowed Kieran Trippier (#12) to take the match to England (3 x 3) .

To the despair of the Colombians, Carlos Bacca (#7) lost the fifth Colombian penalty and Eric Dier (#4) took the opportunity to score the fourth English goal, which secured the English presence in the Round of 8 (3 x 4).

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

Wow…! That was the third round of the World Cup, the last round of the Group Stage, and the first round of the Round of 16 which took big bets from the competition.

And for you to plan your last week of World Cup, here is the schedule of the Round of 8:

Friday (07.06) – 11am
Uruguay x France

Friday (07.06) – 03pm
Brazil x Belgium

Saturday (07.07) – 03pm
Russia x Croatia

Saturday (07.07) – 11am
Sweden x England

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Author: Alexandra
Collaborators: Flávia and Thaís
Research: Lotti
Portuguese Proofreader: Manu
Translaters: Alexandra and Flávia
English Proofreader: Bianca
Compiler: Alexandra

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