Ghanaians react to Russia's shootout defeat to Croatia

Doug Mendoza
July 10, 2018

With Belgium's instability, Emily is predicting that France will win this semi-final match and make it to the final stage of the Fifa World Cup.

Local rivals France and Belgium will go head-to-head on Tuesday to secure the first place in the showpiece at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, while Croatia and England will face off the following day.

"I think Raheem Sterling is an important player because he is fast and risky alongside Harry Kane", Dalic said in a press conference Sunday.

Brazil had so many shots in the end, and you don't want France having that many. "This is like in Alcoholics Anonymous, when you come in and say: "I am so and so and I have a problem", the 46-year-old added.

"I don't think France will be able to defend the setpieces whereas Belgium have three mighty central defenders: Alderwereild, Kompany and Vertonghen".

Griezmann hasn't really come to the party, and Mbappe had a great game against an ageing Argentina side who were wide open.

But in competitive games, France have won 5 with Belgium winning 3 and drawing 3. Four of our pundits have gone for Les Bleus over Roberto Martinez's Red Devils, and it could be a real battle to reach the predictions final as Ale, Leonardo and Ricardo have all gone for a 2-1 victory.

And Southgate joked that it was unusual for fans to be following his fashion choices but said his squad are appreciating the support from back in England.

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"Thank you for the honest, genuine emotions you gave us thoughout the World Cup", they wrote. It's brought results so far and long may that continue in the next two games.

Is it a case of holding on?

Another fan, Steve, said he "had been through five hours of sheer hell" to get his hands on match tickets which cost him $750 in a re-sale. They should beat Croatia. The regular and the 30-minute overtime periods ended in a 2-2 draw.

In terms of the team selection, don't fix something that isn't breaking.

"If we had England's money, who knows where we'd be in our country?"

Zlatko Dalic's side boast some of the best midfielders in the world, according to Gareth Southgate, who will be studying their movement and positioning very carefully. 'They also had tactical understanding and technically good players.

"I watched England's game against Colombia at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow and you were lucky".

Some of the players also took to social media to thank teammates and fans, including goal keeper Igor Akinfeev.

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