Football fans across the World continue to test their managerial skills on SokkaaStars World Cup Fantasy game. The showdown in Russia has been great for everybody involved. The fans have enjoyed every minute since the first match was played between the hosts and Saudi Arabia. The tournament is now set to enter the crucial semi-final stage this week with a place in the Sunday final at stake. All the favorites except France have been knocked out. Brazil was confident they will challenge this year but Belgium had other ideas. Germany and Argentina forgot to do their job on the pitch and Portugal relied so much on Cristiano Ronaldo.
Croatia and England are the surprise package in one end of the semi-final. The trophy can even be lifted by a team that has never won it if Belgium and Croatia reach the final. Today, we want to see how top stars performed in our five categories in the just concluded quarter-final stage. Take a look at five stars who made the last eight team. It is easy to play the game and you stand a chance of winning $25 if you emerge top of the rank at the end of each of the seven rounds.
Defender 1: Raphael Varane [France] – 24 Points
HT: Uruguay 0-1 France. Raphael Varane's glancing header is the difference between the two sides and the French take a slender lead into halftime. Is there anyway back for Uruguay? #URUFRA #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/CAVwofY1PN
— The Football Cult (@thefootballcult) July 6, 2018
Defender 1 crown in World Cup quarterfinals goes to France central defender Raphael Varane. Real Madrid star was over the moon after scoring a perfect header to put his side ahead in the clash against Uruguay. He rose highest to meet Antoine Griezmann free-kick and the ball went perfectly to the bottom corner. The center-back earned 24 points to finish top of Defender 1 Category on SokkaaStars World Cup Fantasy game. England center back Harry Maguire also scored the opener for his country to finish second with 22 points.
Defender 2: Mario Fernandes [Russia] – 16 Points
Full-time in extra-time it's Russia 2-2 Croatia.
— Marking The Spot (@Marking_TheSpot) July 7, 2018
Russia thought their tournament had been saved when Mario Fernandes scored the equalizer deep into extra time. The fullback rose to head a free-kick perfectly at the bottom corner to make it 2-2. This goal meant the two sides were going for penalties once again. This time around the home side failed to produce because Fyodor Smolov and Fernandes missed their spot-kicks. The goal and contribution earned Mario Fernandes 16 points on SokkaaStars World Cup Fantasy game performance table. Kyle Walker and Umtiti were joint-second with 12 points.
Midfielder 1: Dele Alli [England] – 18 Points
— TimothyHollywoodKhan (@HollywoodKhan_) July 7, 2018
England is through to the semifinals thanks to two headed goals scored by Dele Alli and Harry Maguire. Three Lions did not panic at any moment against Sweden. They took control of the match from the first minute to the end. The opener was scored a few minutes before half-time to give them a better mood in the dressing room. In the second half, they continued to create chances. Jesse Lingard delivered a perfect cross on the head of Dele Alli and he did the rest to send the Scandinavians home. The goal and the performance earned him 18 points to finish joint-top of Midfielder 1 category on SokkaaStars World Cup Fantasy game. Kevin De Bruyne scored the second goal to help Belgium eliminate Brazil. He and Vida of Croatia also finished the round with 18 points.