World Cup 2018 Live Updates: Croatia beat Russia 4-3 on penalties
Croatia are the first team to win two penalty shootouts in a single World Cup campaign since Argentina in 1990.
Croatia face England in the semi-finals on Wednesday in Moscow
Croatia are into the semi-finals
Kuzyaev scores for Russia
Ignashevich scores for Russia
Modric has scored for Croatia
The man who saved them now imperils them with a rugged penalty
Mario Fernandes misses for Russia
Kovacic misses for Croatia
Dzagoev scores for Russia
Brozovic scores for Croatia
Smolov misses for Russia
Smolov to take
Russia to take the first shot.
Croatia goalkeeper – Danijel Subašić
Russia goalkeeper – Ikor Akinfeev
Penalties will determine the winner. Both sides came through the last-16 after beating Spain and Denmark on Penalties. But tonight only one will go through.
The whistle blows… The game has moved onto penalties….
1 minute has been added
120: Zobnin smashes a low hard shot at goal that Subasic dives down well to catch.
Manuel Fernandez is Brazilian by birth. Brazil have left the world cup but Russia are at the cusp of victory
What a debut goal to score right at the end.
114: Mario Fernandes has delivered. Russia are back in it. The game is alive again.
⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽Russia bounce back
112: Pivaric handles the ball and Russia have a free-kick right outside the Croatian box. Their final chance
108: Gazinskyi tackles Mandzukic from behind and gets a yellow card
Play has resumed…
Croatia lead 2-1 at extra half-time
Two minutes to be added
100: ⚽⚽⚽⚽ Vida with a powerful header from a Modric header
It’s a goallllll.. Croaita have scored
Cramps have started making its impact in the match and it’s hurting Coraitia the most. Vrsajlko is out, Mandzukic cam barely walk and so does Goalkeeper Subasic. It will certainly be a long night them.
96: Vrsajlko is replaced by Corluka
The players hurdle together as the match is about to begin
The whistle blows…It still 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes.
Five minutes of added time
It has been a tough match to crack both teams cored the opening goals quickly but since then have field to score.
Strinic is replaced by joseph deliberately in the form and
Another substitution for Croatia
67: Goal-scorer Cheryshev is taken off ans in his place comes Smolov
Perisic replace Marcelo Brozović
Substitution for Croatia….Marcelo Brozović
62: Dzyuba heads in from a corner but it is straight at Subasic
60: Croatia nearly scores through Ivan Perisic…Akinfeev flapped at a hopeful Kramaric ball, and it landed at the feet of the Inter superstar – who shimmied and smacked a side-foot off the inside of the far post
58: Craotia with a attack but Modric’s shit is just wide.
Samedov replaces Aleksandr Yerokhin
53: Cheryshev fouls Vrsaljko and Russia undergo a substitution.
47: Craotia are passing the ball around here without any qualms
The whistle goes again and the second half has officially begun
The second half is about to begin….
Denis Cheryshev has scored four goal for Russia at the 2018 World Cup. Only Oleg Salenko (6 in 1994) has scored more goals in a single tournament
What an intriguing first-half that was. Russia took the lead through a Denis Cheryshev wonder goal but their lead lasted for just eight minutes. Kramaric headed home or Croatia.
The whistle blows and it a half-time at the Fisht Stadium. Russia 1 Croatia 1
Two minutes of added time
45: Cheryshev in a tussle with Vrsaljko, anda ypngiving away a foul.
39: Mandzukic with a brilliant cross to Kramaric, who heads the ball home calmly.
Strinic gets a yellow now for pulling down Zobnin
Another foul on Dzyuba this time Strinic pulls hik down no booking though
35: Russia clear the corner and Lovren fouls Dzyuba to get a booking
The first yellow card of the match
34: Croatia wins a corner
31: Cheryshev initiates an attack finds Dzyuba, who returns the pass and Cheryshev scores with a brilliant shot straight and high into the bar. It left Subasic stand and stare.
Russia scores what a goalllll!!!!
29: Strinic fouls Samedov just outside the Croatian box and Russia have a free-kick. Cheryshev takes it and send it straight and flat at Subasic.
8: Modric finds Vrsaljko, whose cross it headed just wide by Perisic
25: Ignashevich and Kutepov are playing among themselves..
24: Croatia gets into the Russian box then bring the ball back as far as Subasic
Both sides seem to have finally settled into the game and slow it down.
15: Ante Rebic is fouled and a free-kick to Croatia.. Rakitic takes it and sends it high above the bar..
It’s all Croatia now… Modric is seeing more of the ball and Croatia are attacking
9: Rakitic plays a crossfield pass to Vrsaljko… who squares it into the box first time; Iganshevich does supremely well to get there ahead of Mandzukic.
Referee blows the first whistle….
The teams are out…….
Russia (4-2-3-1): Igor Akinfeev (GK); Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergey Ignashevich, Fedor Kudryashov; Roman Zobnin, Daler Kuzyaev; Aleksandr Samedov, Aleksandr Golovin, Denis Cheryshev; Artem Dzyuba
Croatia (4-3-3): Danijel Subasic; Sime Vrsaljko, Dejan Lovren, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic; Ivan Rakitic, Luka Modric, Ante Rebic, Andrej Kramaric, Ivan Perisic; Mario Mandzukic
The line-ups are out….
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the final quarter-final match of World Cup 2018 between Russia and Croatia.