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Croatia Are Through To The Semi-Finals After A Penalty Shootout

08 Juillet 2018

Only four countries remain in the 2018 FIFA World Cup following the conclusion of the quarterfinals Saturday in Russian Federation. Croatia is much more diverse in the attack.

Russian Federation equalised in the 115th minute when Mario Fernandes headed in a free kick from just outside the area after a handball was called against Croatia's Josip Pivaric. They certainly will not play monotonously like Spain.

The players and head coach Stanislav Cherchesov have been invited by Putin to "to sum up the results of the championship and discuss Russia's World Cup heritage", Peskov told Russian news agency TASS on Sunday.

"This is incredible!” he said after the game in Sochi".

"I think that yesterday or the day before was 20 years since that (Germany) game - history is repeating itself, it doesn't have to be 3-0, 1-0 would suffice", he said of the July 4 clash in Lyon.

Federation Internationale de Football Association have began probe into Croatia's celebrations, after they eliminated Russia from the 2018 World Cup on Saturday night.

"I'm very pleased at how the team played the whole World Cup, how it showed it character and worked to the maximum", said Russian Federation coach Stanislav Cherchesov.

Even going back to the 2014 World Cup, Belgium have had the quality on the pitch to win a major title, and the Brazil match might have been a turning point. "Croatia is a better team, but it would not be the first time the host, who before the championship was an outsider, go as far as, let's say, South Korea in 2002", says The Washington Post.

The gifted Modric and Rakitic were fielded in the centre of midfield, with no defensive cover, and there were two wingers in Ante Rebic and Ivan Perisic and two centre forwards in Manduzkic and Andrej Kramaric. In all three duels, they gave Croatia the advantage.

Subasic wasn't up to kicking the ball though and threw it instead when making clearances. In an earlier match against Denmark, a picture of her cheering Croatia from the stands along with other fans has gone viral. Ultimately, the players responsible for the anti-Serbian provocation were finned rather than banned in the following match. Instead, they fall completely flat, and never threatened to put England under any serious danger.

Croatia Are Through To The Semi-Finals After A Penalty Shootout