#WC2018: Croatia beat Russian Federation on penalties to set up semi against England

Denis Cheryshev of Russia celebrates with team mate Aleksandr Golovin after scoring the opening goal of the Fifa World

While England have played 480 minutes and been involved in one penalty shootout in Russia, Croatia have played 30 minutes more and their past two games have gone to penalties. "We will enjoy this game and hopefully we can make history".

Having slotted home the winning kick against Denmark in the last 16, Rakitic held his nerve to convert from the spot, with Mario Fernandes going from hero to villain by missing from 12 yards after his 115th-minute header had made it 2-2 deep into extra time.

Ivan Rakitic heaped praise on Croatia captain Luka Modric as he reiterated the desire to repay the Real Madrid star heading into Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Russian Federation.

"I think we are underdogs from Day 1 and it's good for us", Croatia defender Dejan Lovren said.

With Croatia advancing to the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1998, a video clip of the country's president celebrating wildly from the stands has gone viral.

Croatia stymied Russia's positive start as Russian Federation focused on counter-attacking but Ivan Perisic glanced a header wide as Dalic's men struggled to turn possession into clear-cut chances. The midfield, in particular, has an enviable El Clásico combination of Real Madrid's Luka Modric and Barcelona's Ivan Rakitić.

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A comedian who had denigrated Russia's World Cup soccer team in a music video apologized last month after they reached the knockout stage. Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic went into extra time with an apparent right leg injury he picked up in the 89thminute.

France also boasts a slightly better back line, and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris may be a bit easier to trust in a high-stakes match than Subasic.

He said: "We feel like conscripts, when they come to just before they have done their two-year (national) service, like those a bit demoralised who wanted to stay in the army for some more time longer".

Croatia will play England, who earlier beat Sweden 2-0 in Samara, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Wednesday.

"We'll have a look but we've got until August 9 to do that and we'll try and bring somebody in, hopefully on loan".

The question is whether Tite will want to stay - many say he already has offers from some top European teams. "They were dying on the pitch, we are proud with them", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying. We have to be proud this is an wonderful thing.

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