2. Ivan Perisic- 22 Points
— Indy Football (@IndyFootball) July 12, 2018
Croatia was struggling to create chances in their semi-final match against England. They were 1-0 down and Three Lions back line was very tight. This changed dramatically when Ivan Perisic showed an incredible desire to go past two English defenders and score an impossible goal using the tip of his left foot. He managed to reach the ball before it got to Kyle Walker head. This meant the referee could not rule it out for a foul because the defender had not reached the ball. The goal rejuvenated his side and they went to win 2-1 in extra time thanks to another great goal from Mario Mandzukic. Inter Milan midfielder earned 22 points to finish second on the performer’s table on SokkaaStars World Cup Fantasy game.
1.Samuel Umtiti- 24 Points
WATCH: Samuel Umtiti heads France into the #WorldCup final! Will they lift the trophy on Sunday?
— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) July 10, 2018
In 1998, Lilian Thuram scored two great goals to knock out Croatia in the semi-finals. The defender was the most unlikely hero in a star-studded team. The likes of Zidane, Henry among others were well marked but this created an opening for the fullback to create history.
The same story happened in 2018 semi-final between the French and Belgium. The hero was central defender Samuel Umtiti. The fans and pundits probably expected Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, and Paul Pogba to be the heroes. The Barcelona defender rose the highest to score from a corner. He also did a good job at the back to collect 24 points on the performer’s table on SokkaaStars World Cup Fantasy game.