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FIFA 2018: England, Croatia Advance to Semi-finals

RUSSIA — The 2018 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal ended last night with dramatic and intense games. Kicking Sweden and Russia out of the tournament, England and Croatia complete the last four teams that will fight for a place in the final round. Here are the highlights of last night’s matches:

Maguire, alli take England to semi-finals

England will advance to the semi-finals after a convincing 2-0 victory against Sweden last night in Samara, Russia. The Three Lions just needed two stunning goals and three massive saves to bring football home; which they stunningly did.

Three Lions’ Harry Maguire made an early goal in the 30th minute putting his team on the lead. Almost thirty minutes later, the ball fell to Jesse Lingard which he sent to the back post. Dele Alli took the ball, kicked it straight into the goal and danced!

As Sweden failed to score equalizers and the final whistle was blown, England gets a ticket to semi-finals, its first since 1990. The game caused the fans to shout and jump wildly in the arena. Football’s coming home!

Results: England 2 – Sweden 0

Croatia sTUNS woRLD CUP HOST RUSSIA, 4-3

Ending in an intense penalty shootout, Russia will have to just watch the other teams play from now on after Croatia put them in a shocking defeat. It was a tremendous heartbreak for the World Cup host but a huge celebration for Croatia.

Russia initially thought that luck was siding with them as Dennis Cheryshev stroked an early goal in the 31st minute. But Croatia did not waste any time and scored an equalizer in the 39th minute.

Taking the chance to score again, Croatia’s Domagoj Vida produced another point in the 100th minute. However, Russia notched a late equalizer, ending the game in a draw. As usual, the teams will have to undergo a PSO which ended in a victorious 4-3 for Croatia.

Results: Croatia 2 (4) – Russia 2 (3)

After watching the quarterfinal games of the football teams, who do you think will make it to the finals? Let us know in the comments below!

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