Nine things we loved on day nine: Xhaka, Neymar, Shaqiri, Hazard & more
There was plenty of drama on day nine as Brazil, Nigeria and Switzerland all secured tense victories.
We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch.
Fair play, mate.
— Voicing Football (@VoicingFootball) June 22, 2018
A brilliant goal, followed by a poignant celebration.
Granit Xhaka's father, an Albanian, was a political prisoner in #SRB in the 1980s.
The celebration tonight? A double eagle – that of the Albanian flag. 🇦🇱
— BBC 5 live Sport (@5liveSport) June 22, 2018
As we keep telling you, focus on what he does do, not what he doesn’t.
This is ace from Hazard and Nike.
An actual minute’s silence to mourn the national team. They’re really not taking the defeat to Croatia well.
— Krowd9 | 2018 World Cup 🏆 (@Krowd9) June 22, 2018
No, not the players, but between fans of different countries. Wonderful.
He’s done a bit of banter there, hasn’t he? A nice little bit of banter, right there.
Just arrived in Volgograd, well prepared after watching England’s game pic.twitter.com/gKKj9crgq2
— Alfreð Finnbogason (@A_Finnbogason) June 20, 2018
Either you dad or uncle kn*bhead who has definitely done this.
Your mum's boyfriend watching the Iceland game in the pub. pic.twitter.com/uZhDBxelh1
— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) June 22, 2018
Need someone to miss a penalty? Nigeria fans know exactly what to do.
Every Nigerian household as they watch that Iceland penalty😂😂 pic.twitter.com/4k3QNgivsC
— THE M1 SHOW🌊 (@TheM1Show) June 22, 2018