Croatia beat Russia 4-3 on penalties on Saturday to set up a FIFA World Cup 2018 semi-final against England after a dramatic match full of twists and turns.The game finished 2-2 after extra-time following a late equaliser by Russia’s Mario Fernandes. Denis
Cheryshev struck a stunning opener from distance to give the hosts the lead in the 31st minute but Croatia equalised through Andrej Kramaric just eight minutes later. Croatia’s Domagoj Vida broke the deadlock in extra-time, getting his head to the ball from a corner to score in the 101st minute but Fernandes headed home from a free-kick just five minutes before the end in Sochi. Get highlights of Russia vs Croatia, FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter-final match, here.
Croatia can expect a hostile reception at the Fisht Stadium on Saturday. For a country with a population of barely 4.3 million to beat a host nation of more than 142 million would be some achievement. But they certainly do not lack belief.
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Another historic win for Croatia to advance to the semifinals of the World Cup for the first time in 20 years!
#CROvRUS Croatia victory prevents newspapers from both Russia and Britain building up a semi into the equivalent of a War Game…watch out whats in the half-time water/tea….etc etc…all these two sides have is the erm ‘Wally with the brolly’ and he’s at QPR……