Croatia ends Russia’s run, advances to World Cup semifinals

Croatia’s Dejan Lovren during the press conference

Kramarić is Croatia's seventh different player to score a goal for the side in the 2018 World Cup.

Headers from Harry Maguire, from yet another set piece, and Dele Alli took England through to the semi but they had to wait to find out who they'd face.

The game was hardly the most exciting 120 minutes of football, although it was still better than France vs Denmark, and the teams couldn't be separated in "normal" time.

Russis scored the first goal of the match in the 31st minutes through Denis Cheryshev who was assisted by Artem Dzyuba to send the home fans into wide jubilation.

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

Their first tough competition came against Denmark, as the teams headed to penalties to decide the victor.

Novak Djokovic through to third round at Wimbledon
Serena Williams , the seven-time Wimbledon victor , is seeded 25th after her tentative return from the birth of her first child. Nick Kyrgios, seeded 15, unleashed 42 winners to see off Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-4, 7-5.

Fyodor Smolov saw Russia's first penalty saved by Danijel Subasic and, although Russian Federation goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev saved a Mateo Kovacic kick, the hosts' fate was sealed when Mario Fernandes fired completely wide from their third attempt.

Real Madrid star Luka Modric, earlier goalscorer Vida and Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic all converted their penalty kicks, handing the Croatians a 4-3 win in the penalty shootout.

Brazilian born Mário Fernandes scored Alan Dzagoev's free-kick which landed in the bottom left corner.

The winners will face England in the semi-finals in Moscow on Wednesday.

Into extra time for the second consecutive match, Croatia looked exhausted with Mandzukic and Subasic limping, yet Sime Vrsaljko had to come off injured to use up their fourth substitution.

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