Ghanaians react to Russia's shootout defeat to Croatia

Ruben Holloway
July 10, 2018

Not only is that now the best result of the 2018 World Cup for the Rupert Murdoch owned outlet in the early metrics but it is also the best any Men's match has done on any American network since the 2014 Federation Internationale de Football Association tournament's Germany winning final.

The Croatian football team made the two-hour and twenty flight from Sochi to Moscow on Sunday afternoon where it will take on England in the semi-final of the World Cup.

The two countries will contest a World Cup semi-final on Wednesday, with each seeking to earn the right to face either France or Belgium in the final this weekend.

Before this year, Belgium's best ever World Cup performance was a fourth place finish in 1986.

But it was not meant to be as Croatia won 4-3 on penalties to advance to a semi-final against England, leaving numerous 48,0000 fans at Sochi's Fisht Stadium in tears.

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The penalty shootout win against hosts Russian Federation in the quarterfinals on Saturday seems to have gone a long way towards achieving that.

"1998 will never be forgotten and should not be, but I would love it if eventually the 1998 Vatreni can be moved aside so that we can talk not only about 1998 but also a bit about 2018", the former Real Madrid player said. Messi looked a shadow of the player that has won five Ballon d'Or awards, scoring just once in four matches.

Zlatko Dalic's men thought they had won the game when centre-back Domagoj Vida put them in front in extra time, only for Russia's Mario Fernandes to head home in the 115th minute and snatch a thrilling 2-2 draw. It will be a battle again but I believe in us.

Immediately after his penalty went in Rakitic was mobbed by his team-mates - in repeat scenes of Croatia's last-16 shootout victory over Denmark.

The ongoing Fifa World Cup has delivered classic after classic.

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Croatia was a ideal three-for-three on their final penalty kicks, and Ivan Rakitic converted the game-winner to advance Croatia . But against Croatia their unbelievable run ended at the quarter-final stage despite taking the lead after 30 minutes.


Adding a little more to the stats trivia package, the Croatian win yesterday was the highest MM result for any event on Fox or Fox Sports since the 5.1 that the Daytona 500 raced to on February 18.

"The consistent comparisons and messages I receive from friends all came about since Harry Kane's success at Tottenham over the past two years, and especially this World Cup".

"I've been there going out to the pubs to watch England back in the day and it's surreal to see everyone doing that".

"I think Raheem Sterling is an important player because he is fast and risky alongside Harry Kane", Dalic said in a press conference Sunday.

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