Injured goalie saves Croatia as Russian Federation beaten in Fifa World Cup quarterfinals

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Croatia are through to the semi-final of the World Cup after beating Russia/Croatia following a nerve-wracking penalty shootout.

The hosts took the lead thanks to a superb strike from Denis Cheryshev but Croatia hit back before the break when Mario Mandzukic's cross was headed home by Andrej Kramaic.

As Croatia prepared to face Russian Federation in Saturday's quarter-final, Rakitic shared his reaction to learning Iniesta was on the substitute's bench.

Croatia is in the World Cup semifinals for the second time and first since 1998.

Fernandes, who was born in Brazil but rejected a chance to play for that country's national team, sent his penalty kick wide of the net in the shootout, giving Croatia the advantage. The score went up to 2-1 and stayed unaltered deep into the second half of the overtime period, when Croatia's defender Josip Pivaric was flashed a yellow card for tipping the ball with a hand.

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Danijel Subasic's save on Fedor Smolov's penalty made him only the third goalkeeper in history to save four penalties in World Cup shootouts (He had saved three against Denmark in the round of 16 shootout).

"One of the most important tasks for our team is to contain Modric, because he is a leading player in the Croatian team".

Ivan Rakitic scored the victor from the spot as Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev dived the opposite direction.

The overachieving hosts, the lowest ranked nation in the tournament, were trying to make it to the World Cup semifinals for the first time since the Soviet Union team finished fourth at the 1966 tournament in England.

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