Nine things we loved on day eight: Modric, Caballero, Maradona & more

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Manchester City and Chelsea men, plus a former Tottenham star, all caught our eye on day eight of the World Cup. 

Croatia’s 3-0 defeat of Argentina stole the headlines on Thursday, while Australia impressed in a 1-1 draw with Denmark and France knocked out neutrals’ favourites Peru with a 1-0 win.

We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch.

Willy Caballero & Ante Rebic

Oh, Willy, mate. Don’t do that. Still, credit to Rebic, while those around him lost their heads, he just tw*tted it in.

Luka Modric

Rather reminiscent of the night he became world class, you might say.

Diego Maradona

Never change.

Like the Gods

Even St Petersburg’s Academy of Fine Arts Museum has got World Cup fever.


The Manchester City midfielder sticks up for his club team-mate Raheem Sterling.




We still can’t get our heads around that stand, and now we’re really sad that Peru have been knocked out.

Argentina fans

We really want to be on this bus.

Croatia fans

We sort of want to be here, too, but maybe stood a little bit away from it.

The World Cup spirit

It really is lovely to see.

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