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Man of the Match | LUKA MODRIC
IMMENSE from Croatia's captain who left everything out there!
Danijel Subasic is just the second player to save four or more spot-kicks at a World Cup penalty shoot-out.
He equals's Argentina's Sergio Goycochea record from 1990.
Only two teams have won two penalty shoot-outs at a single World Cup:
- Argentina (1990)
- Croatia (2018)
FULL-TIME Russia 2-2 Croatia (3-4 penalties)
CROATIA DEFEAT RUSSIA ON PENALTIES!!!!!!!
Full-time: Russia 2-2 Croatia
And we'll have PENALTIES as Croatia have an injured goalkeeper who only has one good leg.
114' Russia 2-2 Croatia
FERNANDES draws Russia level!!!Russia refusing to give in!!
110' Russia win a corner as their coach tries to get the home fans off their seats.
Kuzyaev SMASHES the rebound and somehow the injured Subasic saves it and holds on.
HALF-TIME Russia 1-2 Croatia
Half-time in the first period of extra-time with defender Vida getting an all important goal.
Before ripping off his shirt!!
98' Russia 1-2 Croatia
Vida gives Croatia an all important lead with a powerful header!!
EXTRA-TIME: Russia 1-1 Croatia
We'll have extra-time! Perisic with a chance to win it for Croatia but hit the post.
88' OH NO! Looks like with 3 minutes remaining goalkeeper Subasic looks to have pulled a hamstring with no substitutes remaining in regulation time.
Croatia can make an additional sub in extra-time.
80' Russia 1-1 Croatia
Croatia were enjoying total control of the game a few moments ago but now their players are beginning to look worried again.
75' CHANCE for Croatia as the ball just won't drop for Modric as his left-footed shot is blocked.
High from Mandzukic from the corner-kick.
RAKITIC SEALS THE GAME FOR CROATIA. 4-3 ON PENALTIES! Croatia will face England in the semi-finals. Russia made their country proud on home soil, but their luck has run out at last! Croatia win a second straight game on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
Kuzyayev rolls his penalty home! 3-3. Croatia have the chance to seal the game now.
Vida smashes the ball home. Akinfeev goes the wrong way! 2-3.
Ignashevich blasts the ball into the net! Subasic goes the wrong way. 2-2.
Akinfeev gets a glove on Modric's kick, but it goes in off the post! 1-2.
FERNANDES MISSES! The scorer of Russia's second goal fires wide of the target! 1-1.
SAVED! Akinfeev gets down low and keeps out Kovacic's penalty! 1-1.
Dzagoev rolls his kick into the bottom corner! 1-1.
Brozovic places his penalty to perfection. It goes over Akinfeev and in! 0-1.
SAVED! Smolov's weak shot is saved by Subasic! He went down the middle and it backfired!
Time for penalties! Smolov will take the first one for Russia.
We're going to penalties! Both teams have fought so hard to get here, but one of them has to go out now. Croatia are carrying a number of injuries by the look of things. Can they overcome them?
We're into just one minute of stoppage time before a penalty shootout if neither team can score!
SAVE! Subasic gets down low to keep out a nicely hit Zobnin strike from distance.
Modric tries to restore Croatia's lead, but he can't catch the ball cleanly from long range and fires well over the target.
GOAL, RUSSIA, FERNANDES! 2-2: Dzagoev takes the ensuing free-kick, delivering for Fernandes to head home! Russia just don't know when they're beaten! My word!
Pivaric is yellow-carded after a handball just outside the penalty area. It might also be for dissent, but probably not. It's probably the handball itself.
SAVE! Kuzyayev lashes a shot at goal from the edge of the box after Croatia fail to properly clear after a corner. Subasic makes a good save to deny him. He is giving absolutely everything!
Gazinsky is yellow carded for his tactical foul on Mandzukic, who is in some pain. Should Russia make the semi-final, Gazinsky will play no part.
KICK-OFF! The second half is underway. It's do or die now for Russia.
HALF-TIME (ET): RUSSIA 1-2 CROATIA. Can Russia respond in the last 15 minutes of the game? Will Subasic be able to last? Only time will tell.
Oh, dear! Subasic is down again!
We're into two minutes of stoppage time.
Croatia's second goal has been awarded to Vida. Lovren takes a goal-kick in order to preserve Subasic's injured leg. Perhaps Russia can capitalise on their injury woes yet.
SUB: Russia's semi-final hopes are in tatters! Dzagoev comes on in place of Golovin in an attempt to save them.
GOAL, CROATIA, VIDA! 1-2: Vida heads home from a corner! Corluka might have got a touch on the way to guide it past Akinfeev. I'm not sure.
A misplaced pass allows Russia to hit Croatia on the break. However, they lose the ball before they can get a shot away. Lovren takes it off Smolov, who goes down on the edge of the penalty area. No penalty given.
SUB: Mandzukic also looks as if he's hurt! But it's Vrsaljko who makes way and is replaced by Corluka.
Vrsaljko is busy receiving medical attention. Croatia are in a difficult situation.
KICK-OFF! Russia get extra time underway. Subasic is still in goal for Croatia!
WE'RE GOING TO EXTRA TIME. The score after 90 minutes plus stoppage time is Russia 1-1 Croatia. Now the two sides can bring on some more substitutes. We have a tense finish to the World Cup quarter-finals on our hands.
SHOT! Smolov smashes the ball towards Subasic from a difficult angle. It's a good strike, but the injured keeper beats it away!
Subasic is playing on through the pain, but Croatia are in for a nervy five minutes of stoppage time.
Oh, dear! Subasic looks as if he is in agony! He is receiving medical attention, but this could be costly for Croatia. They don't have another regulation time substitution.
SUB: Kovacic replaces Kramaric for Croatia.
The clock continues to tick down on what has been an uneventful second half. As things stand, we're heading towards extra time and possibly penalties thereafter.
Yerokhin receives medical attention after a collision with Vida. He's playing on -- not that he has any choice, as Russia have already used all three of their regulation time substitutions.
SUB: Dzyuba makes way for Russia and is replaced by Gazinsky. Dzyuba doesn't look too happy to be off! He's certainly frustrated about something -- not sure whether or not it's that.
Ping pong in the Russian box! It ends in a shot from Vrsaljko, which is blocked and turned behind. Modric's effort had also been blocked.
SUB: Pivaric comes on for Croatia, replacing Strinic, who was on a yellow card.
CHANCE! Yerokhin meets a cross in from Fernandes on the right. He looks to steer a header on target, but just can't keep it down.
The home crowd continues to rally their team on. There's still not an awful lot happening on the field of play though.
SUB: Cheryshev goes off and gets a fantastic reception from the crowd. Nobody deserves it more. He is replaced by Smolov.
SUB: Having so nearly put Croatia ahead, Perisic makes way to be replaced by Brozovic.
Dzyuba rises above Lovren and heads the ball at goal, but it's an easy save for Akinfeev. Replays show Lovren actually had a hand in his face! There was no appeal for a penalty though.
POST! Indeed, it was! Russia fail to clear the ball and Perisic gets a shot, rattling the frame of the goal!
The second half has got off to a really slow start. Could this be a case of the calm before the storm?
SUB: Yerokhin comes on for Russia in place of Samedov.
Kramaric tries an audacious bicycle kick. It's not a bad effort, but not hit with quite enough venom to beat Akinfeev.
Modric takes a shot at goal from long range, but his low effort isn't caught cleanly and goes wide of the target.
KICK-OFF! We're back underway. Russia restart the game.
HALF-TIME: RUSSIA 1-1 CROATIA. Russia took the lead against the run of play through Cheryshev, only for Kramaric to equalise as the clock ticked down. Can Croatia kick on in the second half? Can Russia fight back? Stay tuned for more.
We're into the first of two minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half.
It will be interesting to see how Russia respond now. Croatia have had them pegged back for most of the first half and inviting them onto the hosts would be dangerous with the scores level.
Strinic pulls back Samedov and picks up a yellow card for it. No doubt, he deserved that booking.
GOAL, CROATIA, KRAMARIC! 1-1: Croatia are level! Mandzukic gets in behind the defence on the left and crosses for Kramaric to head into the bottom corner!
Lovren picks up a yellow card for his challenge on Dzyuba.
Croatia look to hit back immediately. Rebic takes a shot at goal, but doesn't catch it cleanly and can't pose any real problem for Akinfeev.
GOAL, RUSSIA, CHERYSHEV! 1-0: What an absolutely sensational strike from Cheryshev! His curling effort from long range leaves Subasic stranded! Russia take the lead against the run of play!
Vrsaljko puts a cross in from the right, which picks out Perisic. However, he can't steer his header on target. Croatia are totally dominating the flow of this game.
It has to be said -- the quality of football today hasn't quite matched what we saw yesterday during France's win over Uruguay and Belgium's over Brazil. Whoever makes the final out of this half of the draw will surely be underdogs.
There hasn't been much in the way of clear chances, but the crowd is making a lot of noise nevertheless, getting behind their team.
Croatia win another free-kick, this one within shooting range. Rakitic goes for goal, but can't get his effort to dip quickly enough for it to trouble Akinfeev.
Rakitic puts a free-kick into the area from the right and Russia fail to clear, which leads to a chance for Rebic at the back post. However, he miscues his strike badly.
Modric delivers a Croatia corner from the left, but it's headed out by Dzyuba and Russia look to counter. However, Strinic cuts the attack out, winning the ball and a foul off Golovin.
At the other end, Rebic holds off Kudryashov and drills the ball at Akinfeev, who makes the save. Not sure whether that was intended as a cross or shot. Either way, the ensuing corner heads to a Lovren header at goal, but he misses the target.
Russia are off to a bright start, causing problems for the Croatia defence. A cross is headed only as far as Dzyuba, who smashes the ball on the volley, but only into a Croatian player.
KICK-OFF! The game is underway. Both these teams qualified for the quarter-finals via a penalty shootout. Can this one be decided in 90 minutes? Stick with us to find out.
The anthems have been sung and all pre-match formalities completed. The action is about to get underway.
Croatia subs: Livakovic, Corluka, Kovacic, Brozovic, Kalinic, Jedvaj, Bradaric, Caleta-Car, Badelj, Pjaca, Pivaric.
Russia subs: Semyonov, Gazinsky, Dzagoev, Smolov, Lunyov, Granat, Aleksei Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Zhirkov, Gabulov, Yerokhin, Smolnikov.
Let's take a look at the substitutes on both benches...
The two teams make their way out onto the field. Russian flags galore are waving in the crowd. Can the home team deliver the dream of a nation? Can Croatia stand up to the test?
Sandro Ricci is the referee for this encounter. His assistants are Emerson de Carvalho and Marcelo van Gasse, while Janny Sikazwe is the fourth official.
Croatia starting XI: Subasic, Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinic, Modric, Rakitic, Perisic, Kramaric, Rebic, Mandzukic.
Russia starting XI: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Kudryashov, Kuzyayev, Zobnin, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this FIFA World Cup quarter-final between Russia and Croatia at the Fisht Olympic Stadium. The winner of this will set up a semi-final with England.