Pretty shocking to see England advance on penalties! I was certain they would blow it if they couldn't get one in Extra Time.
Just have to beat Sweden in the quarters and then the Croatia/Russia winner in the semis to make the final. Couldn't ask for a better draw!
What a game between Russia and Croatia! This has been one of the best World Cups in awhile, in my opinion. I can't wait for the Belgium vs. France game.
Southgate needs to be questioned imo. From a neutral perspective, there doesn’t seem to be a Plan B. It is pretty much set-pieces only. Additionally it seemed unreal to me how much fitter the Croatian players were, even after playing back to back to back games with ET now.
Come on now, it was just a great game, you cant blame it on the leagues they play in. Top to bottom the Croatia roster has guys playing all over Europe too, I'm not going to say the guys who play for Real or Barcelona should be noticeably "less tired" than the EPL guys.
Sometimes a great game is just a great game and there's no "blame" to go around.