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At World Cup, foreign fans adopt traditional Russian headdress

At World Cup, foreign fans adopt traditional Russian headdress

Russia fan looks dejected at the end of the match during their World Cup Quarter Final vs Croatia in Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia, July 7, 2018.

Liverpool's No.6 played the full game in what was a gripping quarter-final tie.

Denis Cheryshev got Russian Federation off to a brilliant start by marking his return to the starting line-up with yet another contender for goal of the tournament after his stunning efforts against Saudi Arabia and Egypt in the group stage, but Andrej Kramaric equalised just eight minutes later.

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.

The victor of this game will play the victor of the Sweden-England game in the semi-finals.

"I just feel you need four at the top level so we'll be looking at one, but we won't rush into that", said Warnock when speaking to BBC Sport Wales.

Fifa World Cup has always been dominated by the traditional powerhouses of football. They started the tournament with little hope and there were genuine fears that they could go out in the group stage.

"It doesn't' have to be 3-0", Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic said.

Croatia is the first team to win consecutive penalty shootouts since Argentina in 1990 and it's the first time the host country has lost in a shootout since Italy in the same year.

Croatia finished third at the World Cup in France 20 years ago and the focus has been on whether the current squad can better the achievements of the golden generation.

The Croatians were also taken to the wire by Denmark.

Portal Sport360 announced the match through three key comparisons - the goalkeeper, midfielder, and striker. "Croatia is a better team, but it would not be the first time the host, who before the championship was an outsider, go as far as, let's say, South Korea in 2002", says The Washington Post. The midfield, in particular, has an enviable El Clásico combination of Real Madrid's Luka Modric and Barcelona's Ivan Rakitić. "Now, we have to get together and continue this way, for our great fans".

The decisive penalty once again fell to Rakitic, though, and he confidently rolled the ball into the bottom-left corner to keep Croatia's dreams of a first World Cup final alive.


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