Barcelona’s lowest ebbs are invariably followed by questions about Lionel Messi but the issue of over-reliance may become clearer over the coming weeks.
Croatia came from behind to enter the dream final of the FIFA World Cup 2018 as they recorded a 2-1 goals victory in the extra time over England in the second semifinal held in the early hour of Thursday at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
All quarterfinalists of the 2018 FIFA World Cup were decided on Tuesday night.
Veteran Belgium defender Vincent Kompany said on Wednesday Brazil are the best team at the World Cup but his side are not losing any sleep at the prospect of playing them.
They were made to go all the way to the dreaded penalties, but this time England emerged victorious from the spot against Colombia to spark belief the 2018 World Cup really could be the Three Lions’ time to shine.
While some of their biggest rivals have already fallen by the wayside in Russia, Brazil have been making serene progress towards the latter stages of the World Cup.
Following are the top scorers at the FIFA World Cup in Russia after the completion of the round of 16:
Saturday, FIFA World Cup-2018 was the last tournament day for the world’s two biggest football stars of our generation – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
FIFA said video assistant referee (VAR) crews conducted checks on 335 incidents during the World Cup group stage, helping achieve a 99.3 percent rate of correct decisions.
Title aspirants Brazil marched on to the next round in a grand manner as they outplayed Serbia by 2-0 in the last group E match of the FIFA World Cup 2018 played in the early hours of Thursday at Otkrytie Arena in Russia.
Defending champions Germany came from behind to keep their hopes alive in the FIFA World Cup 2018 when they handed Sweden a 2-1 defeat in Group F match held at the early hour of Sunday at Fisht Stadium in Russia.
Germany can ill afford another slip-up when they take on Sweden at the World Cup on Saturday, as the defending champions attempt to follow Brazil’s lead by belatedly springing into life.