Ghanaians react to Russia's shootout defeat to Croatia

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Soccer Football - World Cup - Quarter Final - Russia fans watch Russia vs Croatia - FIFA Fan Fest, Moscow, Russia - July 7, 2018 Russia fans during the game.

Previous meetings England won their only previous clash at a major tournament, at Euro 2004, with a 4-2 triumph where Wayne Rooney scored twice. They are still great guys for us, they are heroes. "They were dying on the pitch, we are proud with them", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov is quoted as saying by Interfax.

Inui was the lightest player at the World Cup, but the brightest player for Japan. "But here no one was dissatisfied, not in the dressing room and not on the pitch", he said.

Winners will play in the Final on Sunday.

This was not the first time that her support to the team has made headlines. We are very motivated and will give our all.

Here are some Ghanaian reactions on the game from social media. ("Thank You!") spelled out on the ground with trash.

"Yesterday, there were tears", said defender Sergei Ignashevich.

"I could never have imagined that I would finish my football career on such a high note!" Hazard's breakneck speed on the counter-attack was a useful asset as Belgium looked to close out the tie against Brazil, the 27-year-olds pace could be needed if Belgium takes the lead in the semi-final.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was jailed multiple times for staging anti-corruption protests and who was barred from running in the March presidential election, also hailed the team on Twitter. Roberto Martinez has also shown he can get his tactics right for individual games and despite a few defensive slip ups, you can't argue with Belgium being the favorites to win it all.

He went on to further praise Sterling's "pace and power" and said his coaches would be analysing Gareth Southgate's team closely over the next two days.

Russian Federation punished them when Cheryshev came in from the left and, after a one-two with Artem Dzyuba, skipped away from Modric and curled an exquisite 31st-minute effort beyond Subasic, who remained rooted to the spot as the ball sailed into his net.

They roared in delight when Harry Maguire powered home an unstoppable header from a corner after 30 minutes and when Deli Ali headed home the second after 58 minutes.

Russian supporters and state officials now have begun rallying around the team in light of their unexpected victories.

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