In Summary
  • Whenever Vida touched the ball in Wednesday’s semi-final against England, Russians in the stadium would boo him.
  • As England and Croatia were battling it out in the second semi-final match of the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday in Moscow, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was one of the guests inside the VIP area of Luzhniki Stadium.
  • After Croatian stars were done acknowledging cheers from fans in the stadium, some of the players collected their children from their wives on the stands and brought them inside the pitch to show their football skills, much to the joy of the watching fans.

Croatian kids show their football skills

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Their fathers have been treating global audiences to awe-inspiring performances on the football pitch, and it has clearly rubbed off.

Children of Croatian football stars treated fans at Luzhniki Stadium to a 15-minute display of their football skills after Wednesday’s semi-final match between Croatia and England, which Croatia won 2-1.

After Croatian stars were done acknowledging cheers from fans in the stadium, some of the players collected their children from their wives on the stands and brought them inside the pitch to show their football skills, much to the joy of the watching fans.

What’s Netanyahu doing in Moscow?

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As England and Croatia were battling it out in the second semi-final match of the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday in Moscow, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was one of the guests inside the VIP area of Luzhniki Stadium.

Israel is not competing in the tournament. The team has qualified for the Fifa World Cup once, 1n 1970. So Netanyahu was in Moscow to discuss Iran’s presence in war-torn Syria and Russia’s role in the Middle East.

Israel used to be in Asian Football Confederation but due to ‘safety reasons’ they joined Oceania Football Confederation before settling in Union of European Football Associations in 1994.

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