RUSSIA 2018 WORLD CUP SEMI FINALS | WHO HAS HAD THE BETTER RUN | WHO HAS THE BETTER CHANCE

The 2018 world cup has been nothing less than exciting and unpredictable so far. The curtains are about to be drawn close however as we are just a stage away from the grand finals. With just four teams left to battle for the penultimate prize of the golden trophy.
FRANCE , BELGIUM, ENGLAND and CROATIA are set to go down to the earth to ensure they are on the grand stage when the final kick off whistle is blown in russia.
WHO HAS HAD THE TOUGHER RUN
France and Belgium were strong Favorites to lift the trophy, it’s a shame only one would have the chance to battle for the grand prize.
Here are the fixture en route to the world cup semi finals :

GROUP STAGES


MATCH DAY 1
BELGIUM 3-0 PANAMA
FRANCE 2-1 AUSTRALIA
TUNISIA 1-2 ENGLAND
CROATIA 2-0 NIGERIA

MATCH DAY 2
BELGIUM 5-2 TUNISIA
FRANCE 1-0 PERU
ENGLAND 6-1 PANAMA
ARGENTINA 0-3 CROATIA

MATCH DAY 3
ENGLAND 0-1 BELGIUM
DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE
ICELAND 1-2 CROATIA

KNOCKOUT PHASE


BELGIUM 3-2 JAPAN
FRANCE 3-2 ARGENTINA
COLUMBIA 1(3) – 1(4) ENGLAND
CROATIA 1(3) – 1(2) DENMARK

BRAZIL 1-2 BELGIUM
URUGUAY 0-2 FRANCE
RUSSIA 2(3) – 2(4) CROATIA
SWEDEN 0-2 ENGLAND

SEMI FINALS
FRANCE VS BELGIUM
CROATIA VS ENGLAND

FINALS
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VERDICT


While Belgium and France are among strong favorites to lift the trophy, England were simply been considered as worthy opponents. Croatia however are the surprise team of the tournament. After laying waste to an ill fated Argentine team, scoring three and conceding none, including a thunder bolt from real Madrid’s Luka Modric. They have however made there way to the last four and are now more than worthy opponents. These four teams now believe in the possibility than one of them can lift the trophy.
Whichever one it is would however have to go through the other in the next fixture to finally be on the grandest stage of all.
It won’t be long now as these four teams go head to head for a chance to lift football’s greatest prize.

PREDICTION

All teams are strong and almost evenly matched with Belgium taking on France and England taking on Croatia. If Belgium maintain their intensity like they have in previous games then they have an edge over France this time. Same goes for England, even though they could be hurt badly by Croatia for as little as a penny size error. So for the final two, i give it to Belgium and England.