[Group Of 16] Croatia Vs Denmark
Mario Pasalic was on target when Croatia overcame Denmark 1-0 back in June, which marked a third successive win for the Chequered Ones against the group leaders, who have not come out on the correct end of the scoreline in this fixture since 1999.
[Group Of 16] Croatia Vs Denmark
Not as convincing as their opponents Croatia, Denmark are also unbeaten in Russia. Narrow 1-0 win against Peru, 1-1 draw against Australia and a scoreless draw against France were enough for them to grab the second spot in their group. Holding giants France to 0-0 draw will surely bring some positives in the Denmark Camp.
Kasper Schmeichel is proving to be a wall in goal for Denmark after conceding just one goal in three group stage matches, that too from a penalty. Keeping two clean sheets in three matches and saving 12 number of shots on target out of 13 is pretty much one of the key reasons for Denmark performing so well in the group stages.
Group D winners Croatia in the fourth Rd of 16 clash against Group C runners-up Denmark in Novgorod on Sunday. Croatia were imperious in the group stages winning all three of their games including an impressive 3-0 win over two-time champions Argentina. Denmark on the other hand had to eke out results to ensure making it into the knockout stages. Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and Ivan Perisic will present significant danger to Denmark and keeping them quiet will be key to progression. Christian Eriksen along with Yussuf Poulsen will be danger men for the Scandinavians. Get live score and updates of Croatia vs Denmark FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 match here.
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The trendy pick is Japan, who notched two electric group stage wins against heavyweights Spain and Germany with tenacious play that made the most of limited opportunities. The Samurai Blue has never before won a game in the knockout round; Monday's match against Croatia could be its first.
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Denmark's tournament got off to a horrific start with the on-field collapse of Christian Eriksen in their opening game and understandably it has been an extremely emotional tournament since for the team and its supporters, particularly while playing their group matches in Copenhagen.
In their make-or-break last encounter against Russia, the Danes were galvanised and produced a remarkable attacking display, thrashing their visitors 4-1 to put defeats to Finland and Belgium behind them and finish in second place in the group.
Credit where due, Netherlands have been excellent so far. But in a group that was kind - Austria, Ukraine, North Macedonia - and with all games in Amsterdam, should we be surprised that they claimed nine points and scored eight goals?
Despite three games in Munich and perhaps the best team performance of the tournament thus far with the 4-2 win over Portugal, they've made hard work of getting to this point, notably being on the cusp of an early exit when trailing 2-1 to Hungary deep into the second half of their final group game.
In what is something of a final opportunity for the Red Devils' golden generation, Roberto Martinez's men have eased into the last 16, winning all three group games and barely getting out of second gear.
No doubt there's more to come from De Bruyne and of course Eden Hazard, who used the group stage to work on his fitness and will now be backed to make the difference in the tougher tests to come.
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The teams have been drawn into eight groups for the first phase of the tournament. There are four teams in each group and the countries will play the other teams in their group once. Winners are awarded with 3 points, there's 1 point to each team if there match ends level, and losers get no points. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams with most points in each group qualify for the knock-out rounds, beginning with the round of 16.
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These findings could be useful in forthcoming investigations of immunohistochemical markers that could be used for the differential diagnosis of ChRCC and RO. However, larger number of cases should be analyzed to confirm the potential value of TGF-β1 staining in differential diagnosis between ChRCC and RO. The results of the present study confirmed that ChRCCs are more often surrounded by fibrous capsule than ROs. Furthermore, ChRCCs with capsule had statistically significant higher quantity of TGF-β1 expression in tumor tissue and in peritumoral renal parenchyma compared to the tumors without capsule. Based on these findings we can speculate that it could be possible that TGF-β1 plays a role in the formation of tumor fibrous capsule in ChRCCs. Similar findings are also reported by Shimasaki et al.14 However, the exact process of capsule formation in the above mentioned tumors remains an enigma. Another interesting finding that appeared in this study was that the intensity of TGF-β1 expression was weaker in ChRCCs than in ROs, independently of the capsular presence. It is known that TGF-β has a dual role in tumors. It can act as a tumor suppressor or become an oncogenic factor.20 In normal epithelium TGF-β inhibits cell proliferation and induces apoptosis, but during tumorigenesis it gains pro-oncogenic function.21 It could be only speculated that, concerning its stronger intensity in ROs these tumors remain inhibited by the tumor suppressor activity of TGF-β, therefore behaving as benign tumors whereas levels of TGF-β in ChRCCs are insufficient, leaving a small possibility for malignant behavior of these tumors. However, the connection between the biological function of TGF-β1 and its immunohistochemical expression in these groups of tumors has to be analyzed more thoroughly, in a prospective study and preferably on a larger number of cases. We believe that ChRCCs and ROs are an excellent model for the investigation of the capsule formation considering their similar microscopic appearance but different biological behavior as well as a fact that ChRCCs are indeed more often encompassed by fibrous capsule than ROs. 041b061a72