Croatia vs France
France Wins The Final Against Croatia — 4 to 2
Even though an Exciting Game, there is always next year. I give them a lot of credit for even getting this far. Also wishing France, Congratulations.
Croatia Won The Game with England — 2 to 1
Now on to play France vs Croatia, Sunday 11 AM
No one thought that Croatia would beat England, because the odds were 62% for England and only 32% for Croatia. Now on Sunday at 11 AM, the odds are basically the same when playing France, 65% for France and only 35% for Croatia, but one never knows.
With Griezmann’s attacks and Mbappe’s pace, coupled with their strong defense, France has an edge, though Giroud’s performance is concerning. While in the meantime, Rakitic and Modric are very strong midfielders, coupled with Perisic’s attacks, could give the match to Croatia.
France played Croatia in the 1998 World Cup semis, France winning and advancing to the finals. Overall they played five against each other five times, two were draws and France won three times.
France reached the World Cup twice, they won in 1998 and lost to Italy in 2006. This being Croatia’s first time in the finals. In 1998 they took third place. With two appearances, Perisic is the 2nd highest scorer in Croatia’s World Cup History. He had two goals in 2014 and has scored twice in this World Cup series.
Croatia vs England
This Wednesday, Croatia is playing England for the world cup semi-final round. With Kane’s strong form and Pickford’s goalkeeping, England’s set piece expertise swings the match in their favor– 62% to 32% for Croatia. Everything can turn around for Croatia with a strong midfield performance from Rakitic and Modric, even while Subasic’s goalkeeping injury is still a concern.
This will be England’s first time facing Croatia in a World Cup. In the past they have met seven times with England winning 4, Croatia winning 2 and one draw. Croatia lost their only other World Cup semis match, taking 3rd in 1998. England made it twice, they won the 1966 final and earned 4th in 1990. England scored eight of their eleven goals in this World Cup with set pieces: four from the corners, one on a free kick and three on penalties. In this World Cup, Croatia has had seven players score. Modric leads the team with two.
Five of the England players have scored, Kane with six. England’s Kane has had six goals in this World Cup, matching the Gold Boot Award winner. He has surpassed the 5 goals scored by both the 2006 and 2010 winners.
The players have to be comfortable in their footwear to be able to play their best game ever. I’d like to bring to you some of these.
Nike Men’s Superfly 6 Academy MG Multiground Soccer Cleat
Nike Men’s Superfly 6 Soccer Cleats provide exceptional ball touch and a comfortable secure fit that will lead to speed and quick directional changes on a multiple kinds of surfaces. The MEU logo is made specifically for Neyman as he leads Brazil through the knockout stages of this summer’s tournament.
The upper is made of a synthetic and textile for durable play. A dynamic fit collar for a secure fit and a plush sock liner for a low profile cushioning. Multiground (MG) cleats are for use on short grass or artificial surfaces.
adidas Performance Mundial Team Turf Soccer Cleats
Classic styling offer a softly lined shoe with an extended tongue, no chafe heel and a wedge outsole with molded studs. You will be able to keep your footing on any turf or hard surfaces. with the Muldial Soccer Shoe from adidas. Soft leather delivers a responsive feel while the fine-grained stud pattern digs in stubbornly on hard surfaces. Lightweight and cushioned, this is the shoe to take your game to another level.
adidas Nemeziz 17.1 FG Cleat Women’s Soccer Shoe
Nemeziz 17.1 Firm Grip Cleats were built for the most agile players that can change direction on a dime and can cut through the defense. Agility bandage wraps around the midfoot, giving a compression fit and a barefoot-like touch on the ball. Having a torsion tape that offers incredible lockdown through every twist and turn on the lateral and medial sides of the foot.
A traditional integrated lacing system allows you to tighten and customize your fit. It has a Duel Lock Collar which offers better lockdown around the ankle so you stay secure through every move.
Nike Men’s Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Running Shoe
Nike wants you to celebrate the next Pegasus legacy which has an engineered mesh upper, beveled heel design and a full length zoom air cushioning of the Pegasus 35. Blending new elements with the tried and true performance history of previous models. The Nike Pegasus 35 continues to provide a superior ride for beginners and seasoned runners alike. This running shoe has been a favorite of runners, thanks to its ultra-cushioning.
The outsole of this shoe absorbs the impact on contact for a soft, smooth transition with every step. They have styles for men, women and kids. Whether you need a no-tie shoe like the FLYEASE or Water Repellent for the most challenging weather conditions, Nike Zoom Pegasus has a shoe for everyone.
New Balance Men’s 574 Sport Sneaker
These New Balance Mens 574 Sport Sneakers were created for a new generation. They also have multiple versions, having a lightweight solid rubber outsole which makes them durable and perfect for any road. With the boot construction making the New Balance 574 Sport slip on easily. Also having fresh foam cushioning and an absorbent crash pad for added all-day comfort. This 574 is a clean die cut runner that utilities REVlite cushioning technology.
This is a short post because I have to get it out before Wednesday, this is when Croatia is playing England. There may be an upset. We shall see. In the mean time, there are all kinds of Sports Jerseys that can be had at Classic World Cup Football Shirts from the UK or from Sports Memorabilia.