Fans in Mexico struggled to contain their emotions after their team’s shock 1-0 win over over World Cup holders Germany.
Such was the impact of the moment when Hirving Lozano smashed home the game-winning goal at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium that seismologists in Mexico City detected an “artificial rumbling” possibly caused by “widespread jumping” after the goal was scored.
For many Mexican fans, it was like winning the World Cup itself.
Watch the full video below.
Brazilian Ronaldo knows the heartbreak and joy of playing in a World Cup final. Back in 1998, the striker was one of the in-form players in France, netting four times until the title decider against the hosts. But he had convulsions hours before the game but yet he insisted on playing. Brazil eventually lost the match 3-0.
Four years year, it was a completely different story as Brazil and Ronaldo reigned supreme in Japan and South Korea. Ronaldo netted both goals as Brazil beat Germany 2-0 to win their fifth World Cup.
Thanks to COPA90, watch what the former Brazil striker said on those two moments in the video below.
Former Sweden hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic has stated, in characteristically bold fashion, that the nation’s hopes have increased at World Cup 2018 because of “less pressure” following his international retirement.
Former Ajax, Juventus and Manchester United icon Ibrahimovic, 36, did not take part in qualifying and in April definitively quelled talk of a recall in time for Russia.
“I think Sweden have less pressure when I am not there and because when I am there, they are supposed to win everything,” said Sweden’s record goal scorer.
Watch his full comments below.