England, Croatia win world cup quarter finals

In the early hours (NZ time) England beat Sweden 2-0 in the third football world cup semi final. Hoes of something great are rising in England.


England’s semi-final opponent is still to be determined, with the Russia versus Croatia game due to start soon.

Russia v Croatia 1-1 after 75 minutes of game time.

Still 1-1 at the end of normal time, so the game will go in to extra time.

Both scored goals in extra time, ending 2-2, so now a penalty shootout.

Croatia win the shootout 4-3.

Russia did very well to get this far, they were ranked 70 going into the tournament. Croatia was 20.

Semi finalists:

  • France versus Belgium (Wednesday 6:00 am NZ time)
  • England versus Croatia (Thursday 6;00 am NZ  time)


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  1. Missy

     /  8th July 2018

    Russia have just scored, 1-0

    30mins in.

  2. Missy

     /  8th July 2018

    Croatia have just equalised.

  3. Patzcuaro

     /  8th July 2018
  4. Missy

     /  8th July 2018

    Extra time for Russia v Croatia with the score being tied at 1-1 at the end of 90mins.

  5. Missy

     /  8th July 2018

    Leave the room for 10mins and Croatia scores in first half of extra time.

    Score Russia 1-2 Croatia

  6. And now it’s 2-2, with about 5 minutes to go.

  7. Missy

     /  8th July 2018

    Yikes! It’s all on. A Croatian player has been yellow carded for hand ball, and Russia equalised with their penalty. 2-2

  8. Missy

     /  8th July 2018

    Penalty shootout.

  9. It’s amazing how emotional some spectators get. It’s only a game…

    • Missy

       /  8th July 2018

      Yep, some get very invested in it all.

  10. Missy

     /  8th July 2018

    And it is Croatia v England on Wednesday night.

    • PDB

       /  8th July 2018

      Hopefully Croatia win – England have been helped by a very favourable draw (they lost their only tough game) and their reliance on set-piece goals is stinking out the competition.

      • Patzcuaro

         /  8th July 2018

        They do seem to have been on the weaker side of the knock out stage but a 1-0 loss to Belgium doesn’t look too bad at the moment. It doesn’t look like either team was playing their top line up in that game.

  11. Blazer

     /  8th July 2018

    lads could go all way…pet’