World Cup 2018 Russia - Quarterfinal - Russia v HRVATSKA - July 7th, 2018 - Page 6 - Xtratime Community
View Poll Results: Who will win this World Cup 2018 Russia Quarterfinal match?
Russia by 2+ goals 1 5.56%
Russia by 1 goal 0 0%
Draw with goals (1-1, 2-2, etc) 3 16.67%
Scoreless Draw 0 0%
HRVATSKA by 1 goal 9 50.00%
HRVATSKA by 2+ goals 5 27.78%
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post #101 of 131 (permalink) Old July 7th, 2018, 23:19
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post #102 of 131 (permalink) Old July 7th, 2018, 23:24
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Cisto ludilo haha, unbelievable goddamn. Congrats to them all, but I don't want to see this scenario again. Don't think I'll be able to take it. Brozovic and Vida . That's how you shoot them

What to say, shortly before the Russians equalized, I kept yelling for them to press, but of course they invited the Russians to attack with shitload of room to roam. It's as if the mistake of Pivaric had to happen.

Simply incredible once more.... lost for words
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Well you just need something to fill the void that's left in your life. Lois has her knitting, Chris has his video games, Meg's learning how to drive, and me, I like the sauce…
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post #105 of 131 (permalink) Old July 8th, 2018, 00:15
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Oh man, a few more years taken off my life! Suba the hero again, I thought he was gone for all money when he first pulled up with 5 minutes to go. Guts & a bit of a risk to persist with him in ET but it worked out.

I didn't mind the move to Krama playing as I thought we might need his skills to break down their block. It simply didn't work as intended. Modric & Rakitic played too deep & we didn't have the the control we expected or hoped for. When Broz came on, we got more control, he played the ball quicker & it allowed Luka & Ivan to become more attack focused. We were clearly better then & should have put it to bed when Perisic hit the post when it looked easier to score. Not sure how that ball came back off the post - it seemed to defy the laws of physics.

The English hopefully won't play such a bunker like the last 2 opponents & will give us room to play. I reckon we'll definitely play a midfield 3 of Broz, Modric & Rakitic against the Englezi. After an ineffective performance in attack for most of the tournament, I wonder if Perisic will be rested/dropped & Krama starts with Mandzo & Rebic Ante Imotski Dijamante? Perisic could come on later with fresh legs if need be when the game opens up, which might suit him better.

Time for another rakija da se smirim.
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Time for another rakija da se smirim.
My pregame ritual now includes having one Corona before the game, its been working so far and I have two more of them left..)
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AMAZING.

England is going to be a real test in terms of showing everyone our quality.

Should Perisic be dropped? I think his mindset is not in the right place... he has lost his willingness to run forward... could be that he's injured??


Put Manzo in his place, move Kramaric forward, with Modric behind him and Badelj and Rakitic in the back... or am I being stupid?


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Perisic has taken on this other role of acting like a makeshift striker so he's leaving it to others quite a lot to do the work on the flanks. He's best at burning people on the flank so he should be doing that more than anything else.

Deserves credit for playing it forward to Mandzukic for the 1st goal though.
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My heart is not in good shape but very happy and proud!
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post #110 of 131 (permalink) Old July 8th, 2018, 00:54
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Good job Croatia. I hope u and Belgium make it to the finals.
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PS. Iako si najavio ne moraš dolaziti u Hercegovinu, ovamo nisi dobodošao. Sasvim sigurno su ti otvorena vrata onih koji su skupa sa tobom radili na zabrani utakmice, i otvorena su ti vrata njihovog grada gdje se pale i brane hrvatske zastave.
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After 20 years, we finally get to prove that we belong with the big boys. Another game where we didn't look great but we always struggle against teams that play bunker or a defensive counter attack. The important thing is that we are getting the job done despite a lot of bad luck. First Suba then Vrsaljko then Madzo, all of out guys looked like they were half broken by the end but we managed to pull it through. That's what winners do.

I hope Sime will be OK for Wednesday because he would be a big loss. If he's healthy I would consider putting him on the LB position as both Strinic and Pivaric get targeted all game by the opposition. Lovren, I think, will double his value after this WC. He's been our most consistent player. Hardly a wrong foot all tournament. Vida's been big for us as well. I don't know what's wrong with Perisic but we need him to play like we know he can.

I think we have a good chance against England but everything after today is gravy. Top 4 in the world.

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I dont know whats more shocking for me...That we're in the semis or that I'm still alive after 2 penalty shootouts
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WOW

I love you guys

I love this team

I love HRVATSKA

and most of all I love Luka Modrić woot!!!!


Semifinals & guaranteed to be playing for a trophy next weekend, can't ask for much more than that but I still want two more wins this month bay-bee!!!



new thread is opened for the next match, idemo Hrvatska!!!!
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same Ref that gave us 2 yellows vs Nigeria (and them only 1)... and gee I wonder if Brasil would prefer Russia or Croatia to advance here?
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for the record the Ref was as appalling as some of us were expecting, with practically ZERO yellow cards for the dirty Russians and several for the valiant Croatian warriors. The calls and non-calls were so biased in favor of Russia that it was blatantly obvious to my American mother even. Thankfully our boys had enough skill to overcome that BS and were able to beat both the opponent and the Ref (no small feat)!
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Subasic is just incredible the guy is hurt and that first save was brilliant. Modric was wonderful it should’ve never gotten this far but who cares we we won. Hvala Bogu
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thought we had it won twice with Perišić off inside post and then the Vida extra time goal, but it took the third try via penalties to finally kill them off

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