Croatia Lands in Moscow Ahead of World Cup Showdown with England

Zlatko Dalic has guided Croatia to the quarter-finals of the World Cup

The day after their hard-fought defeat at the hands of Croatia in the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, Russia visited the FIFA Fan Fest in Moscow to personally thank the fans for their unbelievable support throughout the tournament.

Croatia fans in Zagreb, meanwhile, erupted with joy as their side went through to the semi finals of the World Cup in what was the second straight match for both teams to be decided on a penalty shootout.

TRT World's Lance Santos reports from Sochi.

There's no way Croatia is going to have any juice left in the tank for England in the World Cup semifinals, right?

The weariness in their last-16 clash with Denmark is a concern but they look must-bet material at 6/5 to win this in 90 minutes.

- Denis Cheryshev scored four goals for Russian Federation at the 2018 World Cup - only England striker Harry Kane has scored more (six). Mario Mandzukic ran unchallenged into the penalty area and chipped a low ball back into the centre where unmarked Kramaric scored with a glancing header.

But Croatia came into this game as the favourites.

Wednesday's game in the Luzhniki Stadium promises to be a cracker and Rakitic gave a wonderful interview when asked about the match. "But now we are collecting those debts in this World Cup".

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He cut in from the left, exchanged passes with Artem Dzyuba and skipped away from a Modric challenge before firing home a superb shot from 25 yards on his left foot.

Russian midfielder Denis Cheryshev belted a long distance shot, earning a 1-0 lead against Croatia at the World Cup Saturday in Sochi, Russia.

The score was locked at 2-2 after regulation and extra-time, with Denis Cheryshev in the 31st minute and Brazil-born Mario Fernandes in the 115th on target for Russian Federation, and Croatia temporarily leading from Andrej Kramaric in the 39th and Domagoj Vida in the 101st.

The quarterfinal at Sochi on Saturday (NZT Sunday) was tied 1-1 after regulation and 2-2 after extra time, forcing both Croatia and Russian Federation to a shootout for the second consecutive game.

Vida was booked moments later after removing his top during his goal celebration.

His shoot-out miss proved pivotal, however, especially after Smolov's weak attempt at a chipped penalty was saved by Subasic.

As Croatia's winning penalty was scored, there was a stunned silence.

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