Clear Arabia’s World Cup Champion Moments countdown 2

David Cooper 22/07/2018
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Key man: Kevin De Bruyne

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France capped off a month of football fever as they defeated Croatia 4-2 to be crowned World Cup winners for the second time in the country’s history. The four weeks in Russia produced one of the best tournaments the game’s ever seen, with the introduction of VAR, a record number of penalties and huge upsets including Germany finishing bottom of group F. Didier Deschamps became only the third person ever to lift the World Cup as both a player and manager (joining Mario Zagallo, Franz Beckenbauer) as his France side brushed aside Croatia in a thrilling finale.

Here’s number 2 on the Clear Arabia Champion Moment countdown

  1. A Championship Performance from Kevin De Bruyne to help Belgium beat England in the third-place play-off

Belgium beat England for the second time at the 2018 World Cup as the Red Devils rubber-stamped third place with a comfortable 2-0 win over the Three Lions to earn their best ever tournament finish.

In a game that has courted controversy for the value it holds, Belgium raced out of the traps to score their quickest ever World Cup goal – the returning Thomas Meunier prodding in Nacer Chadli’s fine cross following a rapid counter-attack after just three minutes and 37 seconds.

England came alive in the second half but Toby Alderweireld cleared off the line from Eric Dier. And Eden Hazard, who had been a thorn in the Three Lions’ paw all day, sealed the win late on following another flowing move. But it was Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne who stole the show with a superb attacking performance, which will haunt England’s Phil Jones for years to come.

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ISL 2018-19: Jamshedpur FC appoint former Atletico Madrid manager Cesar Ferrando

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Cesar Ferrando Jimenez will take charge of Jamshedpur FC as their head coach for the upcoming 2018/19 Indian Super League season.

The club parted ways with former Manchester United midfielder Steve Coppell a couple of months ago and have now appointed Ferrando instead.

Jamshedpur finished fifth in their maiden ISL campaign last season before being knocked out in the quarter-finals of the Super Cup.

The Tata Steel-owned franchise however will be hoping to build on those results under Ferrando who has coached several Spanish clubs, including La Liga giants Atletico Madrid.

He was in charge of the capital-based outfit in the 2003-04 season when they reached the semi-finals of the Copa Del Rey.

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Clear Arabia’s World Cup Champion Moments countdown 3

David Cooper 21/07/2018
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Extra time winner: Ivan Perisic

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France capped off a month of football fever as they defeated Croatia 4-2 to be crowned World Cup winners for the second time in the country’s history. The four weeks in Russia produced one of the best tournaments the game’s ever seen, with the introduction of VAR, a record number of penalties and huge upsets including Germany finishing bottom of group F. Didier Deschamps became only the third person ever to lift the World Cup as both a player and manager (joining Mario Zagallo, Franz Beckenbauer) as his France side brushed aside Croatia in a thrilling finale.

Here’s the number three Champion Moment on the Clear Arabia World Cup countdown

3. After an understated impact in Croatia’s first five games in Russia, Ivan Perisic belatedly arrived with an excellent, improvised equalising goal against England in the semi-final, one which significantly shifted the momentum in his side’s favour. Croatia went on to beat England 2-1 in extra-time to secure their first-ever appearance in a World Cup final.

Perisic had been having a low-key World Cup – subbed on the hour against Russia – but his Zlatan-esque high-boot finish, beating Kyle Walker to the punch, put Croatia back on track.

He then caught John Stones napping by sending the ball sailing over English heads and laying it on for Mandzukic to smash past Jordan Pickford in the second-half of extra time.

See the Clear Arabia number 2 Champion Performance HERE

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