克罗地亚有望首次闯入世界杯决赛
2018-07-12 11:46:00


People following the 2018 FIFA World Cup have witnessed some very surprising results.(1)
今年,关注2018年世界杯的球迷们见证了很多出人意料的结果。

Teams thought to have a good chance of winning, like Germany, Portugal and Brazil, have been ousted from the competition.(2)
德国队、葡萄牙队和巴西队这些事先被看好的球队早早被淘汰出局。

This year, it is the underdog teams that have made the World Cup exciting to watch.(3)
而一开始不被看好的球队却让今年的世界杯精彩纷呈。

And on Wednesday, one team from a country with just over 4 million people will try to make history.(4)
周三,一支来自400多万人口的国家的球队有望创造历史。

Croatia will play England in Moscow for a chance to reach its first World Cup final.(5)
克罗地亚队将在莫斯科对阵英格兰队,争夺其首次闯入世界杯决赛的机会。

It will be only the second time Croatia’s football team has competed at this level of play.(6)
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.(7)
1998年,克罗地亚队第一次挺进世界杯半决赛。

It lost to the eventual champion France.(8)
但是,最终惜败总冠军法国队。

Croatia won all three of its group games at this year’s World Cup.(9)
在今年的世界杯中,克罗地亚队连赢三场小组赛。

Its best performance was a 3-0 victory over Argentina.(10)
其中最精彩的一场是3:0战胜阿根廷队。

However, the Croatian team did not win as easily in their matches against Denmark and Russia.(11)
然而,克罗地亚队在对阵丹麦队和俄罗斯队的小组赛中稍显吃力。

Both of those games ended with penalty shootouts.(12)
两场比赛最终都以点球大战宣告结束。

The shootout victory over Denmark was Croatia’s first ever.(13)
在点球大战中,克罗地亚队首次战胜了丹麦队。

Croatia has played England seven times.England has four wins, two losses and one tie against Croatia.(14)
克罗地亚队与英格兰队交锋过7次,其中英格兰队取得4胜,2负,1平的成绩。

The teams have not met since qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.(15)
自2010年世界杯预选赛后,两支球队未在球场上交过手。

In those matches, England won 4-1 in Zagreb and 5-1 at Wembley Stadium in London.(16)
而在预选赛中,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.(17)
周三,克罗地亚队主教练兹拉特科·达里奇(Zlatko Dalic)向美联社谈起了了世界杯半决赛。

He said, “It won’t be easy for us.(18)
他说:“我们走到这一步很不容易。

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.”(19)
考虑到我们队一些球员在与俄罗斯比赛后出现的一些小问题,我们将在赛前寻找最好的解决方案。”

The final match of the 2018 World Cup will be played on Sunday, July 15.(20)
2018年世界杯总决赛将在7月15日的周日举行。

I’m Jonathan Evans.(21)
乔纳森·埃文斯为您播报。


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