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逆袭!克罗地亚有望挺进其第一次世界杯决赛
2018-07-12 13:57:30 (分类: VOA慢速英语)

People following the 2018 FIFA World Cup have witnessed some very surprising results.Teams thought to have a good chance of winning, like Germany, Portugal and Brazil, have been ousted from the competition.

今年,那些一直在追2018年世界杯的观众目睹了好多出人意料的结果。那些被寄予厚望的的球队,如德国队、葡萄牙队和巴西队,早已淘汰出局。

This year, it is the underdog teams that have made the World Cup exciting to watch.And on Wednesday, one team from a country with just over 4 million people will try to make history.

而今年那些原先不被看好的球队却成了世界杯的亮点。周三,总人口400多万的国家的一支球队有望创造历史。

Croatia will play England in Moscow for a chance to reach its first World Cup final.It will be only the second time Croatia’s football team has competed at this level of play.

克罗地亚队将在莫斯科迎战英格兰队,角逐可能是其第一次进入世界杯决赛的机会。这将是克罗地亚球队史上第二次参加这一水平的比赛。

The Croatian team played in its first World Cup semi-final match in 1998.It lost to the eventual champion France.Croatia won all three of its group games at this year’s World Cup.Its best performance was a 3-0 victory over Argentina.However, the Croatian team did not win as easily in their matches against Denmark and Russia.Both of those games ended with penalty shootouts.The shootout victory over Denmark was Croatia’s first ever.

第一次是1998年,克罗地亚队打入半决赛。但是却败给了最终的总冠军法国队。在今年的世界杯中,克罗地亚队连赢三场小组赛。其中最精彩的是3:0战胜阿根廷队。然而,克罗地亚队在与丹麦队和俄罗斯队的小组赛中赢得却并不那么轻松。这两场比赛都以最终的点球大战宣告结束。在点球大战中,克罗地亚队破天荒头一次赢了丹麦队。

Croatia has played England seven times.England has four wins, two losses and one tie against Croatia.The teams have not met since qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.In those matches, England won 4-1 in Zagreb and 5-1 at Wembley Stadium in London.

克罗地亚队曾七次对战英格兰队,英格兰队四胜,两败,一平。自2010年世界杯预选赛之后,两队从未在球场上交锋过,在预选赛中,英格兰在萨格勒布以4:1获胜,在伦敦温布利球场以5:1战胜克罗地亚队。

Croatian coach Zlatko Dalic spoke to the Associated Press about the World Cup semi-final game on Wednesday.He said, “It won’t be easy for us.We will look for the best solutions ahead of the match, considering we have a few players with minor issues after the match against Russia.”

周三,克罗地亚队主教练兹拉特科·达里奇向美联社谈起了了世界杯半决赛。他说:“这对我们来说不容易。考虑到在与俄罗斯的角逐后,我们队的一部分球员出现了一些小问题,对此,我们将在比赛前找出最好的解决方案。”

The final match of the 2018 World Cup will be played on Sunday, July 15.

2018年世界杯总决赛将在7月15日周日举行。

I’m Jonathan Evans.

乔纳森·埃文斯报道。

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