England beat Sweden and Croatia defeat Russian Federation

Annette Crawford
July 11, 2018

Russia, who are the hosts of the 2018 FIFA World Cup have been bundled out of the championship after losing 4-3 on penalties to Croatia on Saturday, July 7, in their quarterfinal game.

Russia's Fyodor Kudryashov and team mates look dejected after the match.

Sterling was a key part of the Manchester City side that won the Premier League last season but he has been less effective in England's charge to the last four for the first time since 1990.

Cherchesov paid tribute to the home fans for their support. "Something had to change to get the results", Dalic said.

In the World Cup semi-final match on Wednesday, Croatia will play against England.

"We had to believe and we know how talented we are as a squad", Dele Alli said on Monday at England's training base in Repino, outside St Petersburg. "But we showed our worth". But he saved fantastically the first shot in the shootout.

Russian Federation were awarded a free-kick after Josip Pivarić handles the ball and the World Cup hosts get their equaliser. "Thank you so much", Russian striker Artem Dzyuba said, TASS reported. "Why didn't you ask me about my good performances instead of nitpicking?" "We told him we were disappointed".

"Speaking at a news conference, Dier said: "[They are] two fantastic players, world-class players in their position.

But they lacked a playmaker of Modric's quality, which raises hopes in the country that the 2018 team can go one step further into the final and possibly even lift the trophy. "The whole country is celebrating and all the team is very proud".

"I do not think about the Golden Ball". But it didn't happen.

"The consistent comparisons and messages I receive from friends all came about since Harry Kane's success at Tottenham over the past two years, and especially this World Cup". Many of those were expected given the US team's absence, but the numbers have still seen sharp declines from 2014 (which both had the USA and was in a more favorable time zone) in particular; for example, the first three days of the Round of 16 averaged 2.3 million viewers, down 20 percent from ESPN/ABC coverage in 2014 (albeit up 16 percent versus ESPN/ABC coverage in 2010).

"I'm glad that I scored goals but the most important thing is to help the team. Today we didn't manage to win and I'm disappointed".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

Discuss This Article