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 11 – Matches – Summary & Highlights

FIFA World Cup 2018 – M33: Uruguay Vs Russia (3-0)

Highlights:

WC ’18 – Match 33: Uruguay Vs Russia

Result: 3 – 0

Goal Scorers:

  • Uruguay: Luis Suarez 10′ , Denis Cheryshev 23′ (OG), Edinson Cavani 90′

Highlights:

  • Uruguay and Russia came into this match, unbeaten in their previous encounters in this World Cup 2018.
  • In the 1st half, Yury Gazinsky was given a yellow card and Uruguay were awarded a free-kick just outside the goal post.
  • Luis Suarez took the shot as he drilled the ball right past Russia’s goalkeeper to put Uruguay in the lead.

  • Russia aimed to equalise the scoreboard but instead Denis Cheryshev’s own goal doubled the lead for Uruguay.
  • Things didn’t get better for Russia as Igor Smolikov earned a red card and Russia were down to 10 men in the 1st half.
  • No goals were scored by either side in the 1st half as it came to an end with Uruguay in the lead.
  • In the 2nd half, in an effort to score goals, substitutions were made by Russia. But, Uruguay’s defence was outstanding as they weren’t allowing Russian attackers to pass through.
  • The match came in its dying moments as Russia aimed for a consolation goal. But, instead Edison Cavani finally got his World Cup goal to make it 3-0.

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  • This was the end of this match as the home side faced defeat from a strong Uruguay Line-up.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 – M34: Egypt Vs Saudi Arabia (1-2)

Highlights:

WC ’18 – Match 34: Egypt Vs Saudi Arabia

Result: 1 – 2

Goal Scorers:

  • Egypt: Mohamed Salah 22′
  • Saudi Arabia: Salman Al-Faraj 45’+6′, Salem al-Dawsari 90’+5′

Highlights:

  • Saudi Arabia and Egypt faced each other for the first time in a World Cup. Having already out of the World Cup 2018, this was the last match for both teams.
  • In the 1st half, Mohamed Salah put Egyptians in the lead by pinging the ball over the goal keepers head with a brilliant first touch.

  • Saudi Arabia had a chance to equalise the score but Fahad Al-Muwallad’s penalty shot was stopped by the 45-year old Essam.

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  • However, it didn’t matter as 5 minutes later Salman Al-Faraj scored the equaliser and the 1st half ended with the scores being 1 – 1.

  • In the 2nd half of the match, Saudi Arabia continued their dominance with the possession but Egyptian defenders weren’t allowing them to score a tie-breaker.
  • Egypt also weren’t able to score and the match now came in the 2nd half’s injury time. This is when Al Dawsari’s brilliant netted the ball in the left corner to put Saudi Arabia in the lead.

  • This goal was more than enough to win the match as Saudi Arabia ended their World Cup campaign with a win.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 – M35: Portugal Vs Iran (1-1)

Highlights:

WC ’18 – Match 35: Portugal Vs Iran

Result: 1 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Portugal: Ricardo Quaresma 45′
  • Iran: Karim Ansarifard 90’+3′ (P)

Highlights:

  • Having not won a single match in any World Cup, Iran looked to end their streak against Portugal who were aiming to qualify for the next round by winning this match.
  • In the 1st half, Portugal’s ball possession and their passing was simply amazing but Iran’s defending techniques weren’t allowing the Portuguese attackers to score.
  • Even Cristiano Ronaldo was struggling to score against the Iranians who were being quite defensive in their approach.
  • The 1st half was coming to an end and the score was still 0 – 0. This is when Ricardo Quaresma dodged two defenders to score the opening goal of the match.

  • After the break, the 2nd half went underway with Iran looking to equalize the scoreboard. But, on the contrary, Portugal was awarded a penalty after VAR technology confirmed the foul.
  • However, the most surprising part of this match happened as Ronaldo, the champion shot the ball straight into Iran’s goal keeper, thus missing the penalty.

  • Iran were pretty ecstatic with the save but they still needed a goal to equalise the scoreboard.
  • And, with the match coming to its end things were looking quite dim for Iran. However, luck favoured them as they were awarded a penalty in the dying moments of the match.
  • Karim Ansarifard took the shot and equalised the scoreboard.

  • But, it didn’t matter to Portugal who were happy with a draw and proceeded into the next round.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 – M36: Spain Vs  Morocco(0-3)

Highlights:

WC ’18 – Match 32: Spain Vs Morocco

Result: 1 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Colombia: Khalid Boutaib 14′
  • Morocco: Isco 19′

Highlights:

  • Spain were pretty confident of winning against Morocco due to their excellent winning record against African teams. On the other hand, Morocco were aiming for a consolation win as they had already been knocked out of the World Cup 2018.
  • In the 1st half of the match, Spain dominated the ball possession from the very start in hopes of getting an early goal.
  • But, on the contrary it was Iran’s Khalid Boutaib who made full use of the mix up between Iniesta and Ramos to score the opening goal of the match.

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  • Spain needed an equalizer and it was provided to them by Isco whose quick football skills allowed him to score for his country.

  • No further goals were scored in the 1st half as it ended with the score being 1 – 1.
  • In the 2nd half, Iran’s hopes became alive once again as Youssef scored to put his team in the lead.

  • Spain now attacked with full force but Morocco wasn’t allowing them to score.
  • However, in the dying moments of the match, Spanish lago Aspas scored for Spain to equalise the scoreboard.
  • No further goals were scored after this one as the match ended in a draw.

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