Former national team player Zvonimir Boban, in an interview with the newspaper Sportske Novosti, talks about the goal achieved by the Croatian national team: “I think everyone realizes that Croatia is an important nation from a football point of view. You can’t get certainties results if there is no programming”. Still speaking of Croatia, the Atalanta player Pasalic told Sportske Novosti: “We eliminated Brazil as favorites for the final victory, now with Argentina we would take the field with the same spirit to try to reach the final”.
Speaking of the semi-final against Croatia, Corriere dello Sport dwells on how important Di Maria’s recovery on the right wing is, for the game of coach Scaloni, who hopes to have the Juventus player 100% against Croatia. In the press conference Scaloni declared: “I’m not thinking about the final, we’re thinking match after match, now there’s the one against Croatia which is very difficult”.
The newspaper A Bola speaks of the end of a cycle by the Portuguese national team and as regards its coach Fernando Santos nothing has been decided. Also in the Portuguese newspaper, there is talk of the midfielder Ounahi of Morocco, who ended up in Barcelona’s sights, following the great world championship he is playing in Qatar.
L’Equipe talks about the balance of PSG players, in particular Messi, Neymar and Hakimi and underlines how the Morocco right-back is carving out a place for himself as a great protagonist in the ranks of Morocco and Messi who could have a great opportunity to win the only trophy he lacks.
As for Neymar, he recalls the disappointment he had in the match against Croatia, but also the personal best achieved with the spectacular goal against the Croatians, which allowed him to join Pele in the all-time Brazilian national team goalscorer chart with 77 goals. Still on the subject of Neymar in the French newspaper, there is a statement by Ronaldo, the former great striker of Brazil, who says: “He will come back stronger after this experience in Qatar”.
Continuing the Parisian newspaper on the next match between France and Morocco, he talks about what the clash between Mbappe and Hakimi on the left wing will be and underlines the great friendship between the two off the pitch. Another topic the Equipe talks about is the growth of midfielder Tchouameni and says that his way of being on the pitch is more similar to Kantè than to Pogba.
The Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo speaks of the sensational news from Brazil in which the Federation is thinking of offering the national team bench to Carlo Ancelotti to replace the outgoing Tite. However, Real Madrid immediately responded to this news, declaring in a note that the Italian coach will remain at the helm of the club and that no departure from him is foreseen.
Per Quanto riguarda la nazionale spagnola dopo la sostituzione di Luis Henrique con De La Fuente, riporta la dichiarazione del nuovo Ct che dice: “Se c’è una persona che conosce il calcio spagnolo questo sono io”. Dichiarazione forte del neo Ct, ma che nasce dal fatto di essere un ex calciatore delle Furie Rosse e di essere stato alla guida della nazionale Under 21, quindi di conoscere bene le dinamiche all’interno della stessa Federazione.
Sempre sul giornale spagnolo viene riportata la notizia, che Amazon sarebbe un possibile compratore del Manchester United e che ci sarebbero già dei contatti tra le parti. Sempre il giornale di Barcellona parla di quello che potrebbe essere l’interesse del club catalano verso il centrocampista marocchino Ounahi, autentica rivelazione del mondiale in Qatar, che viene considerato adatto al gioco dell’allenatore Xavi.