Croatia ends Russia's World Cup dream

World Cup 2018, Russia vs Croatia, Quarter-Final: When And Where To Watch, Live Coverage On TV, Live Streaming Online

Russia's midfielder Aleksandr Erokhin (L) and Croatia's defender Sime Vrsaljko vie for the ball during the World Cup Quarter Final in Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia, July 7, 2018. The first was against Portugal in 1966 when they went on to win the tournament, hosted in England, they had to wait 24 years till they reached the final four again. If they go behind against England, is there another gear to do the same against England?

With the game going into extra time, the tension was higher expectedly.

Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic went into extra time with an apparent right leg injury he picked up in the 89thminute.

After a lively start to the second half, Ivan Perisic should have sent Croatia ahead on the hour-mark but his low strike from the edge of the box crashed against the post.

Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic became a meme star when she traveled economy to watch her team play, but her fame was sealed when she wore her team's shirt to sit among the suits for her countrymen's win over Russian Federation.

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

The Croatian players were quick to take back the initiative in the game and by the middle of the first half they registered the ball possession at nearly 70% against Russia's slim 30%.

Rakitic then scored his second penalty shoot-out victor in two games.

Vida came unmarked in the middle of the penalty area and his header managed to bounce through traffic and roll into the net to give the Croatians the advantage in the 101st minute.

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