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World Cup 2018 Live Updates: Croatia beat Russia 4-3 on penalties

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Croatia are the first team to win two penalty shootouts in a single World Cup campaign since Argentina in 1990.

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Croatia face England in the semi-finals on Wednesday in Moscow

Croatia are into the semi-finals 

Rakitic score 

Kuzyaev scores for Russia

Vida scores

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.

⚽⚽⚽Croatia equalise 

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.

5: OH! Russia have begum well. Dzyuba flicks the ball to Golovin, who motors forward and swings in a useful looking cross that Cheyshev is just not tall enough to get to. The ball rebounds out to Dzyuba – who smashes a volley at goal, but Lovern blocks. Nothing comes of the corner
2: Kuzyaev intercepts and sets Golovin, he finds Artem Dzuyba, who delicately lays it off to Cheryshev to run onto… Sime Vrsaljko though, has tracked his run down and puts in a superb tackle to block the shot.
1: Russia dressing fast and high up the pitch

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.

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