Steven Zuber scores TSG’s first goal at the World Cup

Both Steven Zuber and Andrej Kramaric have started off their 2018 World Cup successfully. Zuber’s equaliser for Switzerland was enough for his team to snatch a point against Brazil. Kramaric and Croatia saw off Nigeria with ease. We round up the action.

Steven Zuber made his World Cup debut as he started for Switzerland and scored his fourth goal in twelve international appearances and was the first ever goal scored by a Hoffenheim player in a World Cup finals. In the opening game of Group E against Brazil, the 26-year-old midfielder headed home in the 50th minute. His goal was an equaliser after Brazil opened the scoring thanks to Philippe Coutinho’s stunning long-range effort in the 20th minute. 

In the first game of Group D, TSG’s Andrej Kramaric led the line for Croatia as he too made his World Cup debut against Nigeria. He impressed in a 2-0 win over Nigeria and was substituted on the hour mark.

“We’re happy for Steven and Andrej getting off to a good start at the World Cup,” said Alexander Rosen – TSG Hoffenheim’s sporting director. “Both put in strong performances. I’m especially happy for Steven who hasn’t only written his name into Swiss footballing history due to his goal, but he also becomes Hoffenheim’s first ever goalscorer at a World Cup.” 

On it goes

In the second round of group stage fixtures, Steven Zuber and Switzerland will take on Serbia who won 1-0 against Costa Rica. The game kicks off next Friday at 8pm. 

For Andrej Kramaric and Croatia, their next game comes on Thursday at 8pm against Lionel Messi and Argentina who drew their opener 1-1 against Iceland.


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