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WNC18: Eboria lose to Belgium: Avoid Germany in next phase

WNC18: Eboria lose to Belgium: Avoid Germany in next phase

WEFA World Nations Cup 2018 | Group G

Eboria 2-3 Belgium

Belgium took top spot by beating an almost full-strength Eborian side in Faro.

Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard had given Eboria plenty to think about in the first half. Lukaku and Hazard scoring good goals from set pieces, whilst Eboria’s goal also came from a corner- a header by Daniel Ayandele.

Lukaku stretched Belgium’s lead in the second period to 3-1, which would give them top spot and the possibility of avoiding the Germans- favourites in Group H.
Eboria chased the game, pulling a goal back, following a goalmouth melee. Henry Thomas wickedly volleyed the ball past Courtois.

In the end, the equaliser never came. It wasn’t a bad time to lose though- results in Group H have meant that Costa Rica take top spot and Germany runners-up. This means Belgium and Germany are paired up and Costa Rica will play Eboria.

Not to take anything away from Costa Rica, but Eboria will much prefer playing against the Central Americans. This loss felt a bit like a win in the end!

Italy 4-0 Australia 

It was too little, too late for the Azzuri, as they crashed out with a big banging 4-0 thumping over Australia- who may have already been at the airport. A brace from Immoble, along with Bellotti strikes and a Sainsbury own goal completed the rout for Italy.

Eboria will face Costa Rica and Belgium play Germany in the next round.

WNC18: Eboria go through to next phase

WNC18: Eboria go through to next phase

World Nations Cup 2018 | Group G

Eboria beat Australia 4-0, as Italy & Belgium draw, meaning the Golden Stars go through with one game to play.

Eboria’s win over Australia has given them breathing space before the final game against Belgium. 4-0 did not tell the full story between these two. For much of the game, there was not much between the two sides.

Eboria took the lead in the fourth minute, with Henry Thomas making a clever cross-run between the Aussie defence. Wilcox played him in and he turned a curled the ball into the far corner, past a helpless Mat Ryan.

Australia came back and created some good chances, with Juric and Cahill making Chambers work hard to keep them at bay. Australia were looking for the equaliser before half time, which led to their downfall, as Eboria caught them on the counter. Wilcox fed in Aaron Johnson, who crossed an early ball into Roman Baric. Baric struck with a sweet volley past Ryan, deflating the Australian team.

Eboria regained control of the game as the second period got underway, keeping possesion and slowing the pace down a little. Australia picked up their tempo and threatened the Golden Star’s defence. Once again, this left them open at the back. Baric scored his second, following another good run from Johnson and a great cross.

Five minutes later, a Wilcox corner was only half-cleared by Mat Ryan and his defensive unit. The ball fell invitingly into the path of Mike Mills, who drilled home a rocket from 30 yards. another minor error from the Aussies had resulted in a goal.

With Italy and Belgium drawing 1-1 in the earlier kick-off, Eboria are guaranteed to go through, regardless of the outcome of the final match against the favourites and group seeds- Belgium.

Eboria (4-3-3): Chambers, Cooper, Myers (sub Givens) , Vladic, Ayandele (C), Mills, Harrison, Wilcox (sub Langford), Johnson (sub Carter), Thomas, Baric.

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