Today a total of 4 matches were held of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018.The match wise highlights are appended below.

World Cup 2018: Day 12 – Matches – Summary & Highlights

FIFA World Cup 2018 – M37: Australia Vs Peru (0-2)

WC ’18 – Match 37: Australia Vs Peru

Result: 0 – 2

Goal Scorers:

  • Peru: Andre Carrillo 18′ , Paolo Guerrero 50′

Highlights:

  • Australia and Peru faced each other for the first time in a World Cup match. Australia aimed to break their win less streak while, Peru deemed to exploit Australia’s weakness against South American nations.
  • Early chances were created by Peru in the 1st half as they hoped to get an early lead over Australians.
  • This objective was reached by Andre Carrillo who netted a thunderbolt into the nets to make it 1 – 0.

  • Australia couldn’t score the equalizer in the 1st half as it ended with Peru in the lead.
  • 5 minutes into the 2nd half, Peru’s striker Paolo Guerrero struck a goal to make it 2 – 0.

  • On the other hand, despite getting more shots at the goal and dominating in ball possession, Australia couldn’t score a single goal and lost the match.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 – M38: Denmark Vs France (0-0)

WC ’18 – Match 38: Denmark Vs France

Result: 0 – 0

Highlights:

  • France aimed to remain unbeaten in this World Cup 2018 campaign and go into the Round of 16 in full form.
  • This was also a chance for the Frenchmen to make history and go unbeaten into the next round.
  • In the 1st half, France dominated from the very start in possession as well as total shots at their opposition’s goal post.

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  • On the other hand, Denmark’s Martin Braithwaite was also being very impressive on the field and with his exceptional touches a goal was surely not far away.
  • But, no goals were scored in the 1st half by either side as it ended with the score being 0 – 0.
  • Substitutions were made in the 2nd half with both sides intending to score the opening goal of the match.

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  • But, despite several tries no team was able to score as the match ended and the World Cup 2018 witnessed it’s first goal less match.
  • Fans were disappointed and expressed their emotions on social media.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 – M39: Argentina Vs Nigeria (2-1)

WC ’18 – Match 39: Argentina Vs Nigeria

Result: 2 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Argentina: Lionel Messi 14′, Marcus Rojo 86′
  • Nigeria: Victor Moses 51′ (P)

Highlights:

  • Argentinians led by their leading goal scorer, Messi had to win this match against a fairly strong Nigerian side in order to stay alive in this World Cup 2018.
  • In the 1st half, Argentina opened the scoring as Lionel Messi finally scored his first goal of this World Cup.

  • Messi had another chance to double the lead but his free kick deflected off the pole and the score remained 1 – 0 as the first half came to an end.
  • In the 2nd half Javier Mascherano was given a yellow card and Nigeria got a penalty.
  • The shot was taken by Victor Moses who struck the ball to the right to equalize the scoreboard.

  • Argentina were now desperately searching for a goal as they needed to get in the lead or be eliminated from this World Cup 2018.
  • With 4 minutes left in the match, Marcos Rojo converted a superb cross from Mercado and netted the ball to make it 2 – 1.

  • 4 minutes of extra time was awarded but Nigeria couldn’t score an equalizer as the referee blew the whistle and the match came to an end.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 – M40: Croatia Vs Iceland (2-1)

WC ’18 – Match 40: Croatia Vs Iceland

Result: 2 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Croatia: Milan Badelj 53′, Ivan Perisic 90′
  • Iceland: Gylfi Sigurdsson 76′ (P)

Highlights:

  • With Croatia already in the next round, Iceland had a chance to be with them, provided they win this match.
  • In the 1st half, Croatia continued to dominate with the ball possession while Iceland remained in an attacking fashion with over 8 shots on their opposition’s goal.

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  • But, despite all these chances Iceland couldn’t score a single goal as the 1st half ended with the score being 0 – 0.

  • In the 2nd half, Milan Badelj opened the scoring for Croatia by scoring the perfect half volley to put his team in the lead.

  • Iceland had a chance to equalize as they were awarded a penalty. Gylfi Sigurosson took the shot and made it 1 – 1.

  • At this point Iceland now needed only 1 goal to be in the lead and qulaify for the next round.
  • But, luck wasn’t on their side as Croatian, Ivan Perisic scored at the 90th minute to put his team in the lead.

  • This goal proved to be the final nail in the coffin as Iceland were knocked out of the World cup 2018.

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