Thursday, 19 July, 2018

Boosting your odds on all the World Cup games

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Chelsea Rogers | 07 July, 2018, 04:00

It has been an entertaining World Cup so far and the drama is set to continue on Friday as the quarter-finals get underway. I for one think they can win the entire tournament. England, however, did manage to win on penalties, which will have given them a mammoth boost ahead of the quarter-final against Sweden.

With players such as world-class midfielder Luka Modric and a string of top-level forwards including Mario Mandzukic, Ante Rebic, Andrej Kramaric and Ivan Perisic, Zlatko Dalic's team scored at least two goals in each of their three group matches, including firing three past hapless Argentina.

Russian Federation has a strong team and it has an additional advantage at the FIFA World Cup in the form of support from the fans, Croatia forward Ante Rebic said. Most of our pundits have gone for a France win; only Gab Marcotti bucks the trend by saying Uruguay will make the semifinals. "For fans' comfort we made a decision to organise an additional space to watch the games near the Spartak stadium", Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin wrote on Twitter. What's exciting is that this edition proved that a star-studded line-up alone won't ensure a good run in the World Cup, say those like Chennaiyin FC player Dhanpal Ganesh.

He recovered and was available for the 2-0 win against Mexico in the round of 16, but coach Tite kept his replacement, Fagner, in the starting lineup. Croatia scraped through against Denmark on penalties and will need to refill on confidence before taking on the home nation.

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The match is on Saturday, 7 July with kick-off at 7pm BST at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi. The Final is slated for the 15th of this month at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Relying on the counter will be a far more hard approach for France in this match; they'll need more out of the likes of striker Antoine Griezmann, whose only goals thus far have come from the penalty spot.

We have seen Croatia throw in performances like that one before in the latter stages of tournaments.

Croatia may be favored on paper in this match but something is telling us that Russia's stunning victory over Spain will propel them to even greater heights. They play in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday. Of course, the game (in the eyes of soccer analysts) never should have gotten that far, with England giving up the equalizer to Colombia in the 93rd minute of play. Brazil came into the tournament as one of the favourites, with Belgium something of a dark horse contender.

"We might not have the best team on paper or individually, but as a team we are very high achievers and this symbolizes all of us".

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