Croatia beat Russian Federation on penalties to reach semis

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Croatian football fans in Zagreb went insane as their team beat Russian Federation on penalties, booking the ticket to the World Cup semi-final on Saturday. "They were dying on the pitch, we are proud with them", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying.

"Everything has come together for our team to play in the quarter-finals", said Yegorov, a native of Tver, a city midway between Moscow and St Petersburg. Playing in the easiest group in the World Cup, Uruguay broke them and they were lucky that Salah was injured and was not at his best level. "We don't have any chances to win this Cup and of course we are sad". We can only prove our worth by working hard.

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An estimated 10,000 fans will support captain Luka Modric's side in Zagreb's main square, where the World Cup matches are watched on a giant screen.

Cherchesov said the hosts, who were ranked 70th by Federation Internationale de Football Association before the World Cup, should aim higher. "It will be a battle again but I trust us, I have belief in us". "We told him we were disappointed".

"We can't live on emotions, we had a lot of mistakes, we needed to change some things, there were enough things that we didn't plan, our opponents also forced us into mistakes", he said.

- Croatian goalkeeper Danjiel Subasic has stopped 4 penalties in Croatia's 2 penalty shootout wins at this World Cup.

For those of you keeping score at home, that fine over the non-authorized beverages is approximately 10 times the fine Federation Internationale de Football Association hit the Russian FA with after Russian fans unfurled a neo-Nazi banner at a match against Uruguay earlier in the tournament. He said what we showed on the field was great.

"It was a great match". "They are very colourful". "We here in Russian Federation do not feel the joy of our fans in the cities of Croatia, but surely the emotions are very special", Kramaric said.

Russia's World Cup quarter-final defeat by Croatia was a rollercoaster for all involved at Sochi, but one man in particular felt an extreme mix of highs and lows like no other.

"You saw who took the penalties". "He congratulated us on a very good game".

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