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World Cup 2018
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Saturday July 7th

Quarter final

England head to semi

England 2 Sweden 0 (Samara)
Two headers and some good saves by Jordan Pickford gave England a 2-0 win over Sweden and a place in the World Cup semi final. In the 30th minute Harry Maguire lost his marker and rose to score with a powerful header from a corner and just before the break Sterling received a long ball in the box but hesitated in getting round the keeper and lost his chance. Two minutes after the interval Pickford dived down brilliantly to punch away a header from Berg, but in the 59th minute crossed the ball in to Dele Alli in space who headed past Olsen to give England a two-goal cushion. Three minutes after the goal, Sweden almost reduced the deficit when they played the ball into the box and Berg backheeled to Claesson who picked his spot, but Pickford got down magnificently to save and the rebound was blocked. In the 71st minute Berg turned in the box but his snapshot was tipped over by Pickford who made England's victory easier than it could have been.

harry maguire
Maguire puts England ahead
Quarter final

Croatia end Russian fairytale

Russia 1 Croatia 1 (2-2 aet - Croatia win on penalties) (Sochi)

Hosts Russia were knocked out of the World Cup, losing to Croatia on penalties. In the 31st minute Denis Cheryshef played a one-two with Dzyuba before unleashing a stunning left-footer high into the net to send the home crowd into party mode, but 9 minutes later, the mood was subdued when Mandzukic ran into the box and planted the ball onto the head of Andrej Kramaric who nodded in from the 6-yard line. On the hour-mark Perisic took the ball down in the box, but his shot rolled off the inside of the post and across goal and the match headed for extra time. In the 100th minute Domagoj Vida's header from a corner-kick bounced past a crowd of players and into the back of the net to give Croatia the lead, but in the 112th minute Subasic held on to a powerful volley from Kuzyaev and 3 minutes later a free-kick was delivered onto the head of Mario Fernandes who knocked in the equaliser for Russia to take the game to penalties. Subasic saved Smolov's poor penalty and Brozovic tucked away his spot-kick to give Croatia the edge, but with Dzagoev sending the keeper the wrong way and Akinfeev getting down to deny Kovacic at the post, the teams were level. Fernandes dragged his penalty wide and with Modric, Ignashevich, Vida and Kuzyaev all scoring, Rakitic sent the keeper the wrong way and ended Russia's participation in the competition.

andrej kramaric
Kramaric header levels the score


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