Today a total of 3 matches were held of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018.The match wise highlights are appended below.

World Cup 2018: Day 8 – Matches – Summary & Highlights

FIFA World Cup 2018 – M24: Brazil Vs Costa Rica (1-1)

Highlights:

WC ’18 – Match 24: Brazil Vs Costa Rica

Result: 2 – 0

Goal Scorers:

  • Brazil: Phillipe Coutinho 90’+1′, Neymar 90’+7′

Highlights:

  • One of the strong favorites to win this World Cup, Brazil added another victory to their name by winning against Costa Rica.
  • In the 1st half, Brazil dominated possession and total shots by a long margin but Costa Rica played all-out defense and no goals were scored by the Brazilians.

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  • Costa Rica also couldn’t score and the 1st half ended with 0 – 0 on the scoreboard.
  • In the 2nd half, the same approach was seen by both teams. Brazil attacked while Costa Rica defended.
  • Quite a few chances were missed by the Brazilians as the match now went into 2nd half’s injury time. A draw was definitely on the cards.
  • But, Phillipe Coutinho’s close range shot put Brazil in the lead.

  • This lead was extended by Brazil’s leading attacker, Neymar as Brazil continued their winning streak.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 – M25: Nigeria Vs Iceland (2-0)

Highlights:

WC ’18 – Match 25: Nigeria Vs Iceland

Result: 2 – 0

Goal Scorers:

  • Nigeria: Ahmed Musa 49′, 75′

Highlights:

  • Nigeria looked to extend their record of winning against European sides in the World Cup 2018, while Iceland were pretty confident of replicating their performance from their last encounter.
  • In the 1st half, both teams took some breathtaking chances but no one could score the opening goal of the match.

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  • The 1st half ended with the scores 0 – 0. The 2nd half started and only 4 minutes had passed when Nigeria’s striker Ahmed Musa scored the opening goal of the match.

  • Nigeria were now in the lead by 1 – 0. Iceland needed to equalize but instead Ahmed Musa struck again to double the lead for Nigeria.

  • Iceland got a chance to score a goal as they were awarded a penalty shot. But, Gylfi Sigurosson made a complete miss of the shot as the score remained 2 – 0.
  • This was also the final score of the match as Nigeria won the match in the end.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 – M26: Serbia Vs Switzerland (1-2)

Highlights:

WC ’18 – Match 26: Serbia Vs Switzerland

Result: 1 – 2

Goal Scorers:

  • Switzerland: Granit Xhaka 52′, Xherdan Shaqiri 90′
  • Serbia: Aleksandar Mitrovic 5′

Highlights:

  • This was the 1st time that Serbia and Switzerland faced each other in a World Cup match. Having lost just one of their last 4 games of the World Cup 2018, Swiss were pretty confident of winning against Serbia.
  • In the 1st half, Aleksandar Mitrovic’s early strike put Serbia in the lead and pressure diverted onto Switzerland.

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  • Switzerland couldn’t score an equalizer and the 1st half came to an end. The 2nd half went underway and Granit Xhaka shot a rocket into the nets and to equalize the scoreboard.

  • Both teams now searched for a tie-breaker goal. And, in the dying minutes of the match Shaqiri scored an absolute ripper to win the match for Switzerland.

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