2018 Russia World Cup

Posted : 2018-06-24 14:10 Updated : 2018-07-12 14:44
A Russian football fan reacts as he watches the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the Fan zone in Kaliningrad on June 14, 2018. AFP

Spain's Isco, right, is tackled by Portugal's Bernardo Silva during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. AP

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his side's opening goal during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. AP

Morocco's Mehdi Benatia, left, and Iran's Sardar Azmoun, right, challenge for the ball during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. AP

Iran's Saman Ghoddos celebrates his team's victory after the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. AP

Luka Modric (L) of Croatia and Marcos Acuna (R) of Argentina in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Argentina and Croatia in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 21 June 2018. EPA

Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Morocco vs Iran - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 15, 2018 Fans during the match. Reuters

Moroccan fans light smoke bombs in front of 'Saint Petersburg' stadium prior the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. AP

An Iranian fan looks on prior the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. AP

Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Spain - Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia - June 15, 2018 Spain fan before the match. Reuters

A fan of Uruguay's national soccer team react after Jose Gimenez scores his goal, as they watch a television broadcast of the Russia 2018 World Cup match between Egypt and Uruguay in downtown Montevideo, Uruguay, Friday, June 15, 2018. AP

Croatia's fans react as they watch on a giant screen their national team play Argentina in the 2018 Russia World Cup group D football match, in the capital's main square in Zagreb on June 21, 2018. AFP

Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne, right, and Tunisia's Saifeddine Khaoui challenge for the ball during the group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. AP

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates scoring a goal after shooting a penalty kick against Spain's goalkeeper David De Gea during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Spain at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 15, 2018. AFP

Brazil's Casemiro, right, challenges for the ball with Costa Rica's Marcos Urena, during the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. AP

Soccer Football - World Cup - Group E - Brazil vs Costa Rica - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Brazil's Thiago Silva in action with Costa Rica's Marco Urena. Reuters

Argentina goalkeeper Wilfredo Caballero fails to save a goal by Croatia's Luka Modric during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. AP

Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 21, 2018 Croatia's Ante Rebic in action with Argentina's Gabriel Mercado. Reuters

Croatia's players celebrate after scoring their second goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Argentina and Croatia at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 21, 2018. AFP

From left, Germany's Antonio Ruediger, Germany's Timo Werner and Sweden's Emil Forsberg fight for the ball during the group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. AP

Sweden's Ola Toivonen falls in front of Germany's Sebastian Rudy during the group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. AP

South Korea's Son Heung-min, left, duels for the ball with Mexico's Hector Moreno during the group F match between Mexico and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. AP

South Korea's Lee Jae-sung falls in the tackle from Mexico's Hector Herrera during the group F match between Mexico and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. AP

South Korea's Son Heung-min heads the ball away during the group F match between Mexico and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. AP

South Korea's Kim Min-woo reacts after Mexico's Javier Hernandez scores his side's second goal during the group F match between Mexico and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. AP

Soccer Football - World Cup - Group F - South Korea vs Mexico - Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - June 23, 2018 South Korea's Lee Jae-sung looks dejected after the match. Reuters

Japan's Makoto Hasebe, right, and Senegal's Idrissa Gana Gueye challenge for the ball during the group H match between Japan and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. AP

Japan's defender Maya Yoshida (L) vies with Senegal's forward Sadio Mane during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group H football match between Japan and Senegal at the Ekaterinburg Arena in Ekaterinburg on June 24, 2018. AFP

Japan's Takashi Inui, background right, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the group H match between Japan and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. AP

Soccer Football - World Cup - Group H - Poland vs Colombia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 24, 2018 Colombia's James Rodriguez in action with Poland's Piotr Zielinski. Reuters

Soccer Football - World Cup - Group H - Poland vs Colombia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 24, 2018 Colombia's Radamel Falcao in action with Poland's Michal Pazdan. Reuters

Radamel Falcao of Colombia celebrates after scoring the 0-2 goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group H preliminary round soccer match between Poland and Colombia in Kazan, Russia, 24 June 2018. EPA

Igor Smolnikov of Russia (back) fouls Diego Laxalt of Uruguay during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group A preliminary round soccer match between Uruguay and Russia in Samara, Russia, 25 June 2018. EPA

Referee Malang Diedhiou shows the red card to Igor Smolnikov of Russia during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group A preliminary round soccer match between Uruguay and Russia in Samara, Russia, 25 June 2018. EPA

Impersonators of Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pose with a replica of the World Cup trophy at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Uruguay and Russia at the Samara Arena in Samara on June 25, 2018. AFP

Russia's midfielder Roman Zobnin heads the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Uruguay and Russia at the Samara Arena in Samara on June 25, 2018. AFP

Germany's Leon Goretzka fights for the ball with South Korea's Lee Jae-sung, right, during the group F match between South Korea and Germany, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. AP

South Korea vs Germany - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 27, 2018 South Korea's Kim Young-gwon intercepts a cross as Germany's Timo Werner challenges. Reuters

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer reacts after South Korea's Kim Young-gwon, 3rd from left, scored his side's opening goal during the group F match between South Korea and Germany, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. AP

South Korea's Kim Young-gwon celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the group F match between South Korea and Germany, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. AP

South Korean soccer fans celebrate as they watch a live broadcasting of the Group F World Cup soccer match between South Korea and Germany, at a public viewing venue in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 28, 2018. AP

Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, challenges for the ball with France's Samuel Umtiti during the round of 16 match between France and Argentina, at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 30, 2018. AP

Argentina's Manuel Lanzini, left, fouls France's Paul Pogba during the round of 16 match between France and Argentina, at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 30, 2018. AP

Kylian Mbappe of France (C) scores the 3-2 goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 soccer match between France and Argentina in Kazan, Russia, 30 June 2018. EPA

Argentina's forward Sergio Aguero (L) celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between France and Argentina at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 30, 2018. AFP

An Argentina fan reacts to his team's defeat after the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between France and Argentina at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 30, 2018. AFP

Antoine Griezmann (R) of France celebrates with his teammate Olivier Giroud (L) after scoring the 1-0 lead from the penalty spot during the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 soccer match between France and Argentina in Kazan, Russia, 30 June 2018. EPA

Argentina's forward Lionel Messi walks on the pitch during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between France and Argentina at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 30, 2018. AFP

Olivier Giroud of France celebrates winning the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 soccer match between France and Argentina in Kazan, Russia, 30 June 2018. EPA

Portugal's William, above, challenges for the ball with Uruguay's Edinson Cavani during the round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 30, 2018. AP

Portugal's Ricardo, right, pulls Uruguay's Edinson Cavani during the round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 30, 2018. AP

Uruguay's fans react at the end of the round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 30, 2018. AP

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring his side's 2nd goal during the round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 30, 2018. AP

Mathias Jorgensen of Denmark (R) commits a fouls on Ante Rebic of Croatia sanctioned with a penalty during the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 soccer match between Croatia and Denmark in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 01 July 2018. EPA

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (2nd R) of Denmark in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 soccer match between Croatia and Denmark in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 01 July 2018. EPA

Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic of Croatia saves in the penalty shootout during the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 soccer match between Croatia and Denmark in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 01 July 2018. EPA

Croatia's supporters celebrate their team's victory against Denmark on the main square in the Croatian capital Zagreb, at the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Denmark and Croatia, on July 1, 2018. AFP

A Russia fan waves the national flag to celebrate at the Red Square in Moscow on July 1, 2018, after Russia won the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match against Spain. AFP

David Silva of Spain (C) in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 soccer match between Spain and Russia in Moscow, Russia, 01 July 2018. EPA

Andres Iniesta of Spain falls during the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 soccer match between Spain and Russia in Moscow, Russia, 01 July 2018. EPA

Russia's forward Fedor Smolov cools himself off during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Spain and Russia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 1, 2018. AFP

Russia's players celebrate winning their 2018 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 football match against Spain at Luzhniki Stadium. Team Russia won the game on penalties 4:3. TASS

England's forward Harry Kane (R) vies for the ball with Colombia's midfielder Jefferson Lerma (L) during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Colombia and England at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on July 3, 2018. AFP

Colombia's midfielder Jefferson Lerma (L) vies with England's defender Harry Maguire during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Colombia and England at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on July 3, 2018. AFP

Harry Kane of England celebrates scoring the 1-0 lead during the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and England in Moscow, Russia, 03 July 2018. EPA

Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - Sweden vs Switzerland - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - July 3, 2018 Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri in action with Sweden's Ludwig Augustinsson. Reuters

Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - Sweden vs Switzerland - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - July 3, 2018 Sweden's Andreas Granqvist clears the ball. Reuters

Switzerland's Johan Djourou, left, duels for the ball with Sweden's Marcus Berg during the round of 16 match between Switzerland and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. AP

Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - Sweden vs Switzerland - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - July 3, 2018 Switzerland's Granit Xhaka, Manuel Akanji and Ricardo Rodriguez look dejected at the end of the match. Reuters

Children play on sign that reads: ''Russia 2018'' in front of the Fisht Stadium prior the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. AP

People rest on the beach near the Fisht Stadium prior the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. AP

England fans celebrate their team scoring as they watch the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final match between England and Sweden at the Fan Fest in Moscow, Russia, 07 July 2018. EPA

Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen jumps for the ball past England's Raheem Sterling, right, during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. AP

England's Harry Maguire, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. AP

Sweden's defender Victor Lindelof (L) vies with England's midfielder Jordan Henderson during the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Sweden and England at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 7, 2018. AFP

Sweden's midfielder Viktor Claesson controls the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Sweden and England at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 7, 2018. AFP

Sweden's forward Ola Toivonen falls during the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Sweden and England at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 7, 2018. AFP

Russia's Denis Cheryshev scores his side's opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. AP

Croatia's Mario Mandzukic, left, challenges for the ball with Russia's Mario Fernandes during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. AP

Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, on the ground and Russia's Ilya Kutepov watch the ball bounce off the post and roll along the line during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. AP

Belgium's and french flags are displayed prior to the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. AP

People gather at a fan zone in Montpellier, southern France, on July 10, 2018 to watch the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium. AFP

A barber cuts a customers hair as he watches a television in Paris on July 10, 2018, during the 2018 Russia World Cup football match between France and Belgium in Saint Petersburg. AFP

France's Blaise Matuidi, right, challenges for the ball with Belgium's Nacer Chadli, center, as Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois looks them during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. AP

France's forward Olivier Giroud (L) vies for the ball with Belgium's midfielder Moussa Dembele during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 10, 2018. AFP

rance's forward Olivier Giroud (L) controls the ball past Belgium's defender Vincent Kompany during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 10, 2018. AFP

People celebrate France's first goal as they gather at a fan zone in Montpellier, southern France, on July 10, 2018 to watch the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium. AFP

Croatia's Ante Rebic and England's Harry Maguire challenge for the ball during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. AP

England's Raheem Sterling looks on as Croatia's Domagoj Vida heads a ball during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. AP

Croatia's Domagoj Vida controls the ball during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in, Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. AP

England's Ruben Loftus-Cheek, center, challenges for the ball with Croatia's Ivan Strinic during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. AP