Sorry guys but the world cup is rounding up and we are down to the last weekend of the game. It’s been a whole month of beautiful moments and interesting memories with 62 matches, we are down to two teams France and Croatia.
ENGLAND VS CROATIA
England fell one win short of its goal of reaching the World Cup final, surrendering a 1-0 lead in Wednesday’s semifinal against Croatia. The Croatians rallied from behind to win 2-1 in extra time thanks to a goal from Mario Mandzukic. Croatia’s dream continues into Sunday’s final against France. Croatia, with one of the smallest population in this tournament at 4.171 million, is off to the World Cup final for the first time in team history. Before this, Croatia’s best finish was third place in France 1998, its first-ever World Cup appearance.
With Croatia playing in its third consecutive extra time match, the team somehow dug deep and found the energy needed to fight off the Three Lions, who looked more tired and fell asleep on the winning goal.
A goal in the second half from Ivan Perisic forced extra time, and Mandzukic’s strike destroyed England’s dream run short, as a team that surpassed expectations and has a bright future failed to really play well after the break. Croatia controlled the ball in the middle, and the experience showed, as it out-shot England 22-11 and completed over 100 passes more in the match. Croatia did not come to play!
WHO WEARS THE CROWN?
It’s been a tough ride so far and these two teams have worked so hard and they are down to the finals which goes down on Sunday the 15th of July at The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Who would take the cup home, is it France or Croatia we are about to find out. I will definitely keep you updated, stay tuned!