Can Putin deliver a Russian World Cup win?

Northampton, England
July 1, 2018 12:46pm CST
Messi and Ronaldo going home today and Spain losing to Russia in a dramatic penalty shootout. Argentina lost 4-3 in the best game of the tournament so far to an exciting France side yesterday and last night Ronaldo's Portugal bounced out by a skilled Uruguay side last night. It was a quite a day. Both Ronaldo and Messi ran out of ideas on having to win the games on their own to get their teams through, Portugal resorting to the give it to Ronaldo technique and Messi seemed aloof yet again from the tactics on the pitch for Argentina. Rsusia have the nation ( and know doubt the KGB) on the Russian teams side and won a tedious game on penalties after 1-1 in normal time.With a distinct lack of VAR replays in the last 16 matches the referee finally asked for some Russian shirt pulling in the penalty box to be reviewed. It was clear it was shirt pulling but no penalty. Hummm.
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@AKRao24 (17789)
• India
1 Jul
I feel it the luck of the game that made Russians to win! There is lot of way to go! All the best to Russia and may the best team win the tournament! Thanks!
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@LadyDuck (156721)
• Switzerland
2 Jul
Do you really believe that the winner has not yet been decided? I do not believe in father Christmas.
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• Baguio, Philippines
2 Jul
This sums all what has happened, full of logical analogy and yes that thing with Russia just makes us hummmmm..... Still rooting for Uruguay!!!
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@youless (91492)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Jul
I think as the host Russia has some advantages. But it is the penalty shootout for sure. It may be lucky for Russia since the soccer hit the Spanish player's hand.
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@Corbin5 (105919)
• United States
1 Jul
It seems rather strange to me that Russia is allowed to host the World Cup, but Russia was not allowed to participate in the Olympics. Weird.
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@Ronnny2 (37)
• Nairobi, Kenya
1 Jul
I think they had luck today, but they have to really work harder if they want to go through to the finals.
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@Starmaiden (5799)
• Canada
1 Jul
I am not following the FIFA Games, but it is uplifting to hear other's enthusiasm over it.
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@marguicha (94306)
• Chile
1 Jul
Most of the favorite teams have gone home. ThereĀ“s only Brazil left.
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@kanchan10 (2877)
• Kolkata, India
1 Jul
With luck favoring them Russian can hope for the best. Though I think that they have to up their game lot
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@LeDuy9 (2)
• Klong Luang Peng, Thailand
13 Jul
To try work hard