The World Cup seems to be left without most of the popular teams. In the quarterfinals, there will be none of the last three champions. No former winner will step on the pitch.
Spain couldn’t win against Russia. The performance of the goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, during the penalty shots, and a bit of luck was the winning chance for the Russians. That’s how they qualify to the quarter-finals.
Judging by the choices of the best FootballCoin managers, they didn’t pay too much credit to the Russian team. But they were wrong. We all were. If you have read yesterday’s article, you already know that. Players like Akinfeev, Golovin or Dzyubagot a high score. (please take into account that the high scores were also influenced by the number of goals conceded in the penalty phase). These free player cards in FootballCoin will remain free also for the quarterfinals.
The winner of yesterday’s Free Dup contest had a slight advantage because he also used some paid player cards. But the previous results proved that it is possible to win contests using only free cards. Also, using David De Gea as a goalkeeper (paid card) proved to not be the best choice. Unbelievable or not, De Gea got a negative score. Happens to the best of us.
For Spain, the Real Madrid midfielder, Isco, scored greatly in FootballCoin. That is 60.81 points. He leaves the tournament with a total of 145.6 points, having one of the best performance in the tournament. The FootballCoin scoring system “awarded” David De Gea with -31.15 points, which affected the teams of all the managers who were counting on him.
The goalkeepers of Denmark and Croatia also had to face the penalty shots. Both Danijel Subašić and Kasper Schmeichel did a marvellous job. Croatia won thanks to Ivan’s Rakitic lucky penalty.
The free player cards of the two teams had a good overall performance. Ante Rebic scored 37.60 points, Simon Kjaer, 35.50 points, Thomas Delaney, 38.92 points. The Croatians are back on the pitch on Saturday, playing against Russia. If they win the game, they will reach the semi-finals of the World Cup tournament for the second time in their history. The first time was in 1998.
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