Just wait until the next World Cup, and tie the knot in the presence of Argentinian fans – they’ll happily provide the music for free! 24. Pretty much everything Putin did. Russian President Vladimir Putin was only at two games, but managed to steal the show at both. His smugness in the face of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman set the Internet on fire: Ну сорян🙃😂 #WorldCup #ЧМ2018 pic.twitter.com/mFQh3AxUZk England secured their first ever World Cup win on penalties thanks to some unlikely heroes – namely keeper Jordan Pickford, who made a fine save, and substitute Eric Dier, who slotted home the winning spot-kick. The tension was real. 22. Brazil fans bringing the noise outside their team’s hotel Unfortunately for Iran, Milad Mohammadi decided to do this
Is your wedding band looking a little pricey? Just wait until the next World Cup, and tie the knot in the presence of Argentinian fans – they’ll happily provide the music for free! 24. Pretty much everything Putin did Russian President Vladimir Putin was only at two games, but managed to steal the show at both.
His smugness in the face of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman set the Internet on fire: Putin with an umbrella while everyone else gets soaked. Classic. — Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) 23. England winning a penalty shoot-out (at long bloody last) In England’s quarterfinal tie against Colombia, the script looked written: They conceded a late goal, miss some good chances in extra time – surely what follows is a penalty shoot-out exit?
1998 - Jordan Pickford was the first England goalkeeper to save a penalty in a penalty shoot-out at a major tournament since David Seaman at World Cup 1998 against Argentina. Crucial.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) Not this time.
England secured their first ever World Cup win on penalties thanks to some unlikely heroes – namely keeper Jordan Pickford, who made a fine save, and substitute Eric Dier, who slotted home the winning spot-kick. The tension was real. 22. Brazil fans bringing the noise outside their team’s hotel Brazil’s fans were among the loudest and best represented in Russia this summer. Before their quarterfinal tie with Belgium, the fans who made it to Kazan spent the night giving their boys some extra encouragement outside the team hotel.
Check this out for atmosphere: Before Iceland’s opening game with Argentina, 30,000 fans (almost 10 percent of the country’s population) gathered outside Moscow’s Spartak Stadium for a spine-tingling rendition of their trademark Viking salute. No wonder their players came away from the game with a point. 20. Senegal’s alternative warm-up Some teams warm up for matches with intense stretching regimes and games of one-touch.
Others, well, they just dance. And the “Happiest Players Award” goes to… The Senegal fans in the Otkrytie Arena have been singing and dancing all game! 👏👏👏— COPA90 (@COPA90) 19. Ronaldinho stealing Will Smith’s thunder at the closing ceremony The fast-paced opera rendition of Russian folk song ‘kalinka’ at the closing ceremony was quite a spectacle, and it was made complete by the unexpected buck-toothed joy and bongo expertise of footballing legend Ronaldinho. Публикация от (@pro_mitino) 1 Июл 2018 в 11:49 PDT Imagine this: You’re in the World Cup Round of 16, and your team has made it to extra time against the star-studded Spainish national team.
What would you be thinking? Probably not food, I’m guessing. For these three spectacularly dressed fans, however, quenching their peckishness was top priority. They became Russia’s meme of the tournament for their efforts: — Джентльмен (@Dekapittator) 17. Japan (almost) stunning Belgium in the Round of 16 Much-fancied Group G winners Belgium squared up against Japan in what looked set to be the least mouth-watering tie of the second round.
Oh, how wrong we were – it ended up being one hell of a game, with the Japanese setting themselves up for a historic upset after scoring two beautiful goals early in the second half. It wasn’t to be, however; Belgium piled their biggest beanpoles forward and clawed it back to 3-2. What a comeback it was, and a heartbreak for the valiant Japanese. 16. It’s raining pints; hallelujah, it’s raining pints England, who went into the World Cup far from favorites, made it to their first semi-final since 1990, sending fans at home into delirium.
“It” didn’t come home in the end, but before England were knocked out by Croatia, Kieran Trippier’s semi-final goal sent half of London’s beer supply skyward in Hyde Park: 15. Luka Modric being Luka Modric 2018 was the year that perennial “dark horses” Croatia finally came of age. Key to the World Cup runners-up’s success was captain fantastic, Luka Modric, who took home the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player and gave us plenty to remember, including this beauty against Argentina: Luka Modric final stats vs Russia: 🎶 140 touches, 🅰️ 1 assist, 🗝️4 key passes, 🔫 3 shots, 💫 8/11 dribbles, 🎼 102/112 passes (87.3%), 💉 16/18 long balls, 🎨 4/10 crosses, 💪 4 fouls drawn, 🆙 2 tackles, ⚽ 1 penalty scored in the shoot-out, World class.
— Rafał (@InverseRM) 14. Messi sent packing after stunning 4-3 defeat to France Mbappe, penalty, surely! Di Maria – it’s a screamer! Pavaaaaaaaaaard!!!! Mbappe is the real life roadrunner, he’s even too fast for cameras 😂😭😂 — Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) 12. Neymar’s theatrics Many envisaged the Brazilian forward lifting the World Cup this summer, and while he made some strong appearances, his tournament will be best remembered for some very questionable diving antics.
Some say he’s still rolling… In spite of Neymar’s antics, Brazil was looking unbeatable before their quarterfinal tie against Belgium. The Red Devils then shocked them with a performance of kings - courtesy of a breathtaking save by Thibaut Courtois and a fine finish by Kevin de Bruyne to round off a magnificent team goal. Belgium’s “golden generation” progressed to the semi-finals and eventually finished third.
10. The foot of God Portugal’s exhilarating 3-3 draw with Spain was football at its finest: Long-range goals, silky passing, and an old-fashioned bully of a striker battling it out with perhaps the greatest player ever for the plaudits.
Ronaldo’s stunning free-kick was the ending the game deserved, while the match itself got the tournament started in style. One for the ages. 7. Stadium housekeeping If there were a “Class Act Award” for the fans, it’d surely go to the Senegalese and Japanese supporters, who took time to clean their stadium sections after games.
Публикация от (@sportsyuk) 2 Июл 2018 в 10:57 PDT Let’s hope this catches on among other fans! 6. Humble Kante France’s N’Golo Kante is often touted as the “nicest man in football.” This was confirmed when, after winning the World Cup as one of the tournament’s best players, Kante had to be given the trophy by teammate Steven N’Zonzi because he didn’t want to impose on his teammates’ photo ops.
Steven N'Zonzi tells the players to let N'Golo Kanté hold the World Cup trophy because Kanté is too shy to ask and didn't want to impose on anyone.
Love this gesture by N'Zonzi and Kante's humility 🙌🏼— Futbol Stuff (@FutboIStuff) Then, despite standing at only 5’6”, Kante certainly didn’t try to block his teammates’ snap with French President Emmanuel Macron: الثور ثور 😂😂 — ⚽ (@4K__4K) Celebration of the tournament, hands down. Watch in slow motion for maximum effect. 4. The saves, oh, the saves While the goalscorers are getting most of the plaudits, let’s take a moment to look back on some of the legendary goalkeeping we’ve seen this summer.
First, there was Pickford: Save of the tournament from Courtois. — Joe Amart (@joe_amart) Lloris and Akinfeev were also among the picks of the top saves. Keepers, stand up. 3. The throw-in that never was It’s stoppage time in the biggest game of your life. You’re 1-0, and you get a throw-in that could lead to a goal. What do you do? Unfortunately for Iran, Milad Mohammadi decided to do this: Публикация от (@thefootballist_) 21 Июн 2018 в 3:36 PDT Although the timing was questionable, we’re definitely glad he went for it (and then backed out).
Someone needs to make a 10-hour version of this ASAP. 2. Russia erupting after beating Spain Russia, who went in to the World Cup as the tournament’s lowest-ranked team, ended up getting to the quarterfinal by way of a spectacular defeat of 2010 champions Spain on home turf. This unexpected victory led to one of the biggest parties the nation has ever seen: The moment ⭐️ became ⭐️⭐️! // // 📺 Highlights 👉 — FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) France was clinical and effective from the tournament’s outset, and sealed off a perfect World Cup showing with a 4-2 victory over a strong Croatia side.
It was the best World Cup final in a long time, and the players and fans partied like there was no tomorrow: VIDEO: Revolution and football: French fans take to Moscow's Red Square to celebrate Bastille Day as they count down to the final between Les Bleus and Croatia — AFP news agency (@AFP) World Cup 2018 – we miss you already.
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So, heartbreak for Morocco. It’s difficult not to imagine that with games to come against Portugal and then Spain, their is already over. While Aziz Bouhaddouz will be feeling very sorry for himself after scoring that own goal, he’s entitled to wonder what on earth his fellow substitute Sofyan Amrabat was doing giving away such a daft free-kick in that position so late in the game.
Updated at 6.18pm BST Peep! Peep! Peeeeeeep! It’s all over and ... somehow, Iran have won their first match since 1998. Their winner came deep into added time and was a gift. Under no pressure of any kind, Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz put an unstoppable near post header past his own goalkeeper while attempting to defend a free-kick that was needlessly given away by another substitute, Nordin Amrabat. Morocco gifted Iran that winner long after their opponents had shut up shop and clearly settled for the draw.
Both sides will be sitting in their dressing rooms in a state of shocked disbelief; wondering how they lost a game they dominated for long periods and Iran wondering how they won a game in which they were dominated for long periods. Updated at 6.03pm BST 90+5min: The substitute Bouhaddouz scores past his own goalkeeper with a near post header as he attempts to defend the free-kick taken by Ehsan Hajsafi. That is a horror show!
The ball was crossed, there was nobody in an shirt near him and for reasons best known to himself, he sends a bullet header past his own goalkeeper. 90+2 min: There’s a bit of a skirmish on the touchline, where Herve Renard and Carlos Queiroz get in a bit of a set-to. Renard’s coaching staff drag him away from the manager, he calms down and offers Quiroz a handshake ... which is accepted. Meanwhile back on the pitch, Iran’s Karim Ansarifard’ has been booked for something or other.
86 min: It’s been a game of two halves in St Petersburg, where the second has been quite flat. A series of injuries and substitutions punctuating the play hasn’t helped, but there seems a distinct lack of urgency from two teams who now seem more interested in not losing the match than they are in winning it.
It’s understandable, but ultimately a draw is unlikely to be much use to either side. Updated at 5.48pm BST 71 min: A truly momentous occasion in this , as I get my first accusation of bias from a reader for ... describing what’s happening in a football match. “It’s astonishing how bias your reporting toward Iran is!” writes Aarta Alkarimi, who I suspect may actually think I am being biased against Iran.
“You can’t even hide it.” It is true that I am fabled for my anti-Iran bias. And now I’ve been rumbled. 63 min: Shepherding the ball out of play near the corner flag, Iran’s Ehsan Hajsafi is challenged from behind by Hakim Ziyech. Hajsafi goes to ground with a roar of pain so loud it can be heard over the din of horns and vuvuzelas. It’s quite the over-reaction from a nothing challenge and Ziyech turns to the ref with a look of bafflement on his face and shrugs his shoulders ostentatiously.
Updated at 5.26pm BST 60 min: Little in the way of chances being created in this second half, in a match that remains – not so much on a knife-edge, as hanging in a Dali-esque fashion over the back of a spoon. The first half was a lot more entertaining, but the players seem to be getting more tense the longer it goes on. A goal would spice things up nicely. 45 min: We’re into added time of what has been a thoroughly entertaining 45 minutes of football, despite the paucity of goals thus far.
It’s been really enjoyable. Having been on the back foot from the get-go, Iran have gradually found their feet and this has evolved from what looked a certain win, to a very hard game to call. 44 min: For Iran, Sardar Azman is played in behind by a nicely weighted through-ball from Jahanbakhsh and finds himself one-on-one with Muniz in the goal.
He gets down and spreads himself and saves with an outstretched foot. That was a fantastic chance for Iran, who have grown into this game and are looking potentially lethal on the counter-attack. 38 min: From the left touchline, Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech tries to pick out Ayoub El Kaabi with a wafting cross. It’s a perfect height for the frontman, but a mite too far in front of him and he fails to make contact despite stretching every sinew. Could he have made more of an effort to fling himself at the ball, there?
I thought so.
Somebody educate me . for example , lst half at 13:58 and 14:26 . why doesn’t the guy running with the ball(dribbling?) just try a fast strike ? I don’t see any offsides. am i wrong ? I mean its seems that even a fast half kick from the knee on front of shoe or a short fast kick the usual way from the hip would be at least a chance of getting it closer for a team mate to score, etc, if you don’t score .
I been looking at football from the 1990’s and earlier it seemed more players could strike before being set, strike while running, and try strikes from longer distances.
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