After exciting games the previous day, Day 17, FIFA 2018 had two matches lined up. They were between France and Argentina and Uruguay and Portugal. Read on to know more about the summaries of the matches which went down on Day 17, FIFA 2018.
France Vs Argentina
The match took place at Kazan Arena. This is the 12th time the teams are facing each other. France steered to the lead early as Antoine Griezmann scored a penalty goal giving France the lead. Following that, Angel Di Maria scored one for Argentina at the 41st minute leveling out the score as 1 – 1. The score at halftime was 1 – 1. Following that, Gabriel Mercado scored the second goal for Argentina at the 48th minute, giving Argentina the lead in the game with a score of 2 – 1. France soon caught up with the score when Benjamin Pavard scored a goal at the 57th minute, leveling the score again.
Furthermore, Kylian Mbappe scored another goal for France giving it a lead with 3 – 2 score. Things got heated up when he scored another goal making it 4 – 2 at the 68th minute. At this time, France was 2 goals ahead of Argentina. The score remained the same till Sergio Aguero scored a goal during extra time making the score 3 – 4. France was still at lead despite tough efforts from Argentina. The match ended with a 4 – 3 score, with France at the lead. France won the game and Argentina got knocked out of the World Cup.
Uruguay Vs Portugal
The match took place at Fisht Stadium. This is the third encounter between the two teams. Uruguay steered towards the lead first when Edinson Cavani scored the first goal for the team at the 7th minute assisted by Suarez. Despite several efforts from both teams, the score remained 1 – 0 at halftime. After halftime, Pepe leveled the score as 1 – 1 when he scored a goal for Portugal at the 55th minute. Following that, Edinson Cavani struck again and scored another goal at the 62nd minute, giving Uruguay the ultimate lead. The score was 2 – 1 with Uruguay in the lead. Cavani, later on, faced an injury and was replaced by Stuani.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 30, 2018
Ronaldo assisted Cavani out of the field and it was a heartwarming moment for everyone and a true display of sportsmanship. At the end of the match, the score was 2 – 1 and Uruguay won the match knocking Portugal out of the World Cup games.
Out of the #WorldCup on the same day. Truly sad, never really worked for either of them at a #WorldCup. But there can be no doubt that they are the 2 greatest players to ever grace a football pitch. We can all be honoured to say in years to come "I lived the Ronaldo, Messi years" pic.twitter.com/GR2xIuvoe1
— Rhys Carter (@RhysCarter1994) June 30, 2018
Thus Argentina and Portugal were knocked out of the World Cup on the same night. Fans of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo who were debating who the greatest of the two, are in for a disappointment because both teams got knocked out the same night. That’s how the two matches of Day 17 went down. What do you think about these two matches? Let us know in the comments below. Also, check out some of the best defenders in FIFA World Cup 2018.