World Cup Quarter-Final match report Russian Federation v Croatia 07 July 2018

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World Cup Quarter-Final match report Russian Federation v Croatia 07 July 2018

Croatia ended Russia's surprising World Cup run with a 4-3 penalty shootout victory in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

Full Time: Russia 1 vs Croatia 2 - Kramaric cancelled out Cheryshev's opener in the first half and there were no goals in the second half.

The victor of this game will face England in the semi-final on Wednesday.

The following time in the first half saw the referee booking two Croatian players.

Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic became a meme star when she traveled economy to watch her team play, but her fame was sealed when she wore her team's shirt to sit among the suits for her countrymen's win over Russian Federation.

Meanwhile, Croatia beat Nigeria (2-0), Argentina (3-0) and Iceland (2-1) to win Group D with 9 points.

The World Cup hosts were not given any chance prior to the kickoff of the Mundial but they surprised many right from their opening game when they pumped in five goals against Saudi Arabia.

"But they [Croatia] have been behind in both knockout games and then they had the setback of missing a penalty in extra-time against Denmark and still found a way on penalties".

But the fans also celebrated how far their team - the lowest-ranking side to qualify for this year's World Cup - had come, with crowds dancing and chanting "Russia" in the streets.

The country selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.

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