ETHNIKI (FOOTBALL): The UEFA Nations League is set to play a role in 2022 World Cup qualifying. AGONAsport takes a closer look.
GREEK NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM: In Belgrade, Deputy Greek Minister for Culture and Sport Giorgos Vassiliadis held a meeting with his counterparts Vanja Udovicic (Serbia), Krasen Kalev (Bulgaria) and Constantin Bogdan (Romania) in which plans for the joint bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup were discussed.
GREEK NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM: The Greek National Team suffered a fresh embarrassment in the disastrous loss to Estonia at OAKA, marking its drop into Pot 4 for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers and poor third place finish in the UEFA Nations League. It brought back bad memories for players and fans alike, as the ‘heavy climate’ associated with the team since its demise in 2014 resurfaced. AGONAsport looks back at some of the Ethniki’s “embarrassing” losses since 2014.
WORLD SOCCER (FIFA WORLD CUP): Hugo Lloris lifted the World Cup trophy into the Moscow sky on Sunday as France defeated Croatia 4-2 to win their second World Cup title. In an action-packed final, Didier Deschamps’ side prevailed over a Croatia team who had the upper hand in stretches, especially most of the first half. However, after the break, France blew the game open scoring twice in a six-minute span after the hour mark. A Lloris gaffe seemed to open the door for Croatia, but France held firm to win their second World Cup.
WORLD SOCCER (FIFA WORLD CUP): Belgium defeated England on Saturday 2-0 to finished third in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. That is the highest a Belgian side has ever finished in the competition bettering the team’s placing in 1986, when they managed fourth position. Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard scored for Belgium as they finished off a fantastic tournament. England meanwhile finish with another defeat, however they will return home to a positive reaction from the public after matching their second best effort in World Cup history with their fourth placed showing.
WORLD SOCCER (FIFA WORLD CUP): France and Croatia meet on Sunday to decide the winner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The two sides came through close semi-finals to book their tickets to the final in Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium. France defeated Belgium on Tuesday 1-0 thanks to a Samuel Umtiti goal while Croatia came from behind to win against England 2-1 in extra-time.
WORLD SOCCER (FIFA WORLD CUP): The final four of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is now complete after England and Croatia booked their tickets with wins on Saturday. Day 24 of the competition saw the final two quarter-final matches played. In the early match, England defeated Sweden 2-0 in a relatively comfortable afternoon. The second match was a different story as a topsy-turvy match between Croatia and hosts Russia finished 2-2 after two periods of extra-time. Croatia then prevailed on penalty-kicks 4-3. England and Croatia now will contest a World Cup semi-final on Wednesday for the right to play in the tournament final next Sunday.
WORLD SOCCER (FIFA WORLD CUP): France and Belgium won their quarter-finals on Friday to set up a semi-final clash on Tuesday in Saint Petersburg. France began the day with a 2-0 victory over Uruguay. The win puts France into the semis for the first time since 2006. Belgium meanwhile were able to overcome a series of disappointing tournaments in recent years by coming out on top over Brazil 2-1.