Russia midfielder Dzagoev fit for Croatia game

Russia midfielder Dzagoev fit for Croatia game

Russia midfielder Dzagoev fit for Croatia game

The first match features a number of teammates on their professional clubs facing off against each other when France takes on Uruguay in Nizhny Novgorod. This gives reason for teams unlucky in the past like England, Brazil, Belgium and Colombia to now dream and live on in hope that their tournament could bear more meaningful fruit.

The 26-year-old suffered ligament damage in his left ankle, but has been asked to remain with the squad for the rest of the tournament. There will be no other game in the competition with as much attacking talent on display.

"I can not give you all my information", Tabarez said Thursday. "We know our quality and we believe in ourselves and we are on the right track at the moment". Add a goal to the mix, and you have a full-blown riot at hands.

This has been an incredible World Cup and the round of 16 did not disappoint with drama and surprises. He was injured near the end of that game last Saturday.

But after a bright start from Tite's team, it was Belgium who looked the more risky, scoring through a Fernandinho own goal in the 13th minute and increasing their lead with a superb De Bruyne strike just after the half-hour.

The team had a surprising start in Russian Federation, after having to settle with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland in their opening game of Group play.

After goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev made the decisive save in the penalty shootout against Spain, social media users depicted him as a saint in one widely shared meme.

Croatia's Milan Badelj had his low shot was stopped by Denmark 'keeper Kasper Schmeichel's legs, though Croatia still advanced to the quarterfinals.

But as fans wait to find out England's fate, they're already questioning details of the World Cup final.


The Argentina great who is a Federation Internationale de Football Association ambassador told Venezuelan broadcaster Telesur that the outcome of that game was a "monumental theft".

Fellow midfielder Yuri Zhirkov has been ruled out injured and is unlikely to feature again, unless the hosts make it to the final in Moscow on July 15, according to Cherchesov.

Maradona also was filmed on FIFA's official television broadcast aggressively raising his middle fingers after Argentina scored a late winning goal against Nigeria in St. Petersburg.

"The set piece situation will be a clear factor - for the first time I think we are coming up against a country that is more or less on par with us in that respect", warned Andersson.

On Friday, July 6, Uruguay will play France in Nizhny Novgorod at 3pm.

As Rakitic said recently, "At this point we need to forget about them, with all respect to them".

Saturday is a day of all-European quarterfinal ties.

Modric also looked at his own side's success as they look to emulate or improve on the performance of the side which finished third in the 1998 World Cup.

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