World Cup 2018 Part 1: Group Games

Football, WC 2018

Some of my favourite moments of games I watched.

 

GROUP A

Russia 5 – 0 Saudi

The opening game! Russia score their 5th goal from a free kick in the 92nd minute.

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Egypt 0 – 1 Uruguay

This was a dull game. The most interesting thing about this game was Rodriguez coming on and noticing that the ‘7’ on his shirt was quite a nice font.

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Russia 3 – 1 Egypt

Dzyuba scores Russia’s 3rd goal.

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Uruguay 3 – 0 Russia

36 mins in Russia are two goals down and Igor Smolnikov gets a red card.

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GROUP B

Morocco 0 – 1 Iran

No boots, no problem.

Bouhaddouz scores an own goal in 95th minute and Iran wins the game.

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Portugal 3 – 3 Spain

“Sweet as a nut.” Nacho scores Spain’s 3rd goal.

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Portugal 1 – 0 Morocco

Ronaldo falls over a lot.

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Iran 0 – 1 Spain

Waiting to hear the VAR results to find out if Iran’s goal is offside.

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Bundle!

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Spain 2 – 2 Morocco

Boutaib scores!

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GROUP C

France 2 – 1 Australia

The aussies broke the ball!

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VAR provides the first penalty goal of the World Cup.

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Peru 0 – 1 Denmark

Schmeichel looking after my sweepstake.

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Gav came over and cooked me food and pretended that he knew what was going on.

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Denmark 1 – 1 Australia

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France 1 – 0 Peru

Mbappe goal celebration shrug.

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“it wasn’t me!”

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GROUP D

Argentina 1 – 1 Iceland

Messi’s miss.

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Croatia 2 – 0 Nigeria

fans!

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Argentina 0 – 3 Croatia

Rebic scores Croatia’s first goal of the match.

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Ref Ravshan Irmaton hands out 7 yellow cards

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Maradona

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Ivan Rakitic scores Croatia’s 3rd goal in the 91st min.

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Nigeria 2 – 0 Iceland

Iceland fans thunderclap, with a solitary Nigerian.

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Iceland 1 – 2 Croatia

Watching two games at the same time.

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Nigeria 1 – 2 Argentina

Messi scores the 100th goal of the World Cup.

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Moses’ acrobatic goal celebration.

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GROUP E

Costa Rica 0 – 1 Serbia

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Brazil 1 – 1 Switzerland

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Brazil 2 – 0 Costa Rica

Navas kept it goal free for 90 mins.

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Serbia 1 – 2 Switzerland

Swiss defenders hold on to Aleksandar Mitrovic.

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Shaqiri scores in the 90th minute, strips off in celebration and gets a yellow card.

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Switzerland 2 – 2 Costa Rica

A penalty in the 94th minute hits the crossbar and then into the Swiss goalie, giving Costa Rica and equalising goal.

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GROUP F

Germany 0 – 1 Mexico

The longest 3 minutes ever!

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South Korea 1 – 2 Mexico

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Germany 2 – 1 Sweden

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The Swedish goal worked so hard, but a last second a snazzy goal from Germany lost them the game.

 

South Korea 2 Р0 Germany 

The last 10 minutes of this game!
“The biggest VAR goal EVER!”

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In the last minute Neuer went wandering and left the goal open for South Korea to score again. And shockingly, Germany were out.

GROUP G

England 2 – 1 Tunisia

A pitch full of midges & Harry Kane’s 91st minute winner.

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Belgium 5 – 2 Tunisia

A game of goals!

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England 6 – 1 Panama

Watching England win at my local pub The Sov.

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England 0 – 1 Belgium

Acrobatics instead of goal saving.

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Panama 1 – 2 Tunisia

Wahbi Khazri scores Tunisia’s 3rd goal of the match, and does that hands-into-a-heart thing that gymnasts do.

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GROUP H

Colombia 1 – 2 Japan

Carlos Sanchez gets the first red card of the tournament within minutes of kick off and Colombia play as 10.

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Poland 1 – 2 Senegal

Watching at work. Carole shouting at the telly.

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Japan 2 – 2 Senegal

Watching with Lorna C. Drinking beers and eating monster munch and skips.

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Poland 0 – 3 Columbia

2nd goal.

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Senegal 0 – 1 Columbia

fans!

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Senegal had the same points/goals as Japan, but more yellow cards, so they had to go home.

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