World cup 2018 Round of 16 discussion pt. 2 - 4.5 out of 5 based on 23 votes
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The day after the world cup felt the shock of losing the Greatest Players of the Modern Time, came an a day with even more shocking turn of events. The host Russia was set to meet the 2010 World Cup Champions Spain. Fans of all around the world pretty much started expecting a quarterfinals with Spain. Despite, its Russia who was performing better in the world cup. But, wheather play good or bad; hosts are up against a formidable opponent none the less. And they proved it pretty fast by making the host trail 1-0 inside 20 minutes. By an own goal but, Russia were trailing against the tournament favourites now. After numerous tries to break the very solid Spanish defense, the score remained 1-0 after the first half. The second half started to change the scenario after Pique made a very silly defensive move of blocking the ball with his hand when a Russian forward headed the ball towards the goal. Pique thought he would maybe deceive the eye of the referee but he didn't. Russia was awarded a penalty which Dzyuba the great Russian striker made no mistake with. 1-1 was the scoreline. Despite having the quality of players in the Spanish forward, they were unable to change the scoreline even after extra time. In penalties, Russia scored all four of their penalties whereas Spain's Koke and Jordi Alba missed their penalties to give the Host another day to celebrate in the quarters.

The next game was between Croatia and Denmark. A game that recorded the earliest goal in World Cup History. In 58 seconds after the game started, Denmark scored. The world came upon a shock seeing the Croatian team behind. But as expected from Croatia, Croatia delivered. They scored after only 2 minutes of falling behind. What a start!!

After such a start, the whole game was very much not exciting. The match came alive in the second half of the extra time. When Croatia was awarded a penalty. The Denmark hearts were very close from being broken when Luka Modric failed to score from the spot. The game went on to penalties and the same story went on. Denmark missed their first of the 5 and so did Croatia. What was going on?? Everyone wondered.

The game in the end was won by Croatia after Denmark missed their fourth penalty of the 5. Ended a day of exhilarating sporting action in the grandest stage of World cup.

Russia will be facing Croatia in the quarter finals of the 2018 World Cup.