FIFA WORLD CUP SEMIFINALS: Four teams on the cusp of World Cup Final

by on July 10, 2018
in FIFA World Cup

Four teams and four games are left to be played at the FIFA World Cup 2018 and one of France, Belgium, Croatia and England will be lifting 6.1 kilos of 18 carat gold come 15th July in Moscow.

Belgium vs France in St. Petersburg

The two neighbours will fight it out for a berth in the World Cup final on Tuesday. Belgium have won every game they have played so far at the World Cup and also knocked out 5-time winners Brazil before reaching this stage of the competition, while France have played the most exciting football thus far and ousted teams like Argentina and Uruguay on their way to the semifinals. The two teams do possess the two best squads at this World Cup and the match is expected to be a cracker. Surprisingly, Belgium have an edge over France in the head-to-head, winning 30 times as compared to France’s 24. 19 matches played between the two nation ended in draws.

Belgium’s golden generation failed to deliver the goods in the recent competitions, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 European Championships, but their stellar performance against Brazil gave a good account of their potential and instilled hope among the faithfuls that the ‘Red Devils’ are here to stay. On the other hand, France managed to score just the three goals in the group stages, but surpassed their tally in the knockout match against Argentina alone, when teenager Kylian Mbappe dismantled Lionel Messi and co. in Kazan.

Winners: Belgium

England vs Croatia in Moscow

A very unlikely semifinal matchup at the start of the competition, these two sides now stand on the brink of a World Cup final. England have reached their first World Cup semifinal since 1990 and this rejuvenated pack of young Englishmen has reached the stage their golden generation never did. England knocked out Colombia and Sweden, while Croatia were stretched by Denmark and hosts Russia in their knockout matches. The past two meetings between the two nations have ended in comprehensive England victories, so the ‘Three Lions’ will start as favourities against Croatia, who are dealing with several fitness concerns. The only worry for England is Liverpool’s captain Jordan Henderson, who has had a terrific World Cup so far, but left the field against Sweden with a tight hamstring.

Winners: England

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Liverpool Football Club

by on May 26, 2010
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Liverpool FC

Liverpool is another great English football club. This club plays in the Premier League. Liverpool is one of the most successful clubs in English club history. They have won a record of 18 league titles. They have also won 7 FA cup title, 3 UEFA Champions Leagues title, 7 League Cups, and 5 European Cups.

In 1892 Liverpool Football Club was founded. Now they are regular members of Premier league. But they spent several seasons in the second division during the late 1950s. The traditional color of this club was red and white. But in mid 1960s, this color was changed into all red. For this reason, another name of this club is “All Red”.

Anfield is the home ground of Liverpool Football Club. And they are playing on it since 1892. This stadium was built in 1884. The capacity of this stadium was 20,000. Present capacity of Anfield is 60,000. In 2008/09 league season Liverpool had the 4th highest League attendance. Liverpool fans refer to themselves as “Kopites”. The anthem of Liverpool club is “You will never walk alone”. This is their anthem since 1960s. Fans really love this song. Liverpool football club from English Premiere League is one of the most popular football clubs in the world. Liverpool football club is also one of the most successful clubs as well. 

UEFA Europa League

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UEFA Europa League is an annual football tournament which is arranged by UEFA. This tournament is the second most important tournament for European clubs. Previously this league was known as UEFA cup. From 2009-10 seasons this league is known as UEFA league. Most success teams of this event are Juventus (Italy), Liverpool (England) and Internzationali (Italy). They have won this tournament for three times. This tournament is second most prestigious tournament in Europe. For example ranking 5-6 teams of Spanish league are qualified for this tournament. Eliminated teams from Champions League group stages and third round qualifier are also play this tournament.

In the 1971-72 seasons this tournament was first played. Traditionally this competition was open for domestic league runners-up. From 1999 the winners of domestic league tournament have also entered to this tournament. There is a little change in the UEFA Europa League format from 2009-10 seasons. 16 more teams are qualified for this tournament since 2009. There are 12 groups in this tournament. And every group contains 4 teams. Top two teams from each group get promotion to the next round. Round robin is the system of group matches in this tournament. UEFA Europa League is one of the most popular football tournaments in the world of club football. A lot of popular football clubs participate in Europa League.