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Russian national team finishes performance at home World Cup

Russian national team finishes performance at home World Cup

July 8 2018 LJ cover – Сборная России завершила выступление на домашнем ЧМ
Tags: Russia, Sports, Football, Competition, Croatia

Croatia national football team on Saturday in the quarterfinal match of the World Cup triumphed over the team of Russia, winning a ticket to the semifinals of the world championship; the Russian team is leaving the mundial.

The main and extra time of the match did not reveal the winner.

In the penalty shootout the Croatian team was more successful, having won a ticket to the semifinals of the world championship.

As part of the Croatian national team, the penalties in the post-match series were scored by Marcelo Brozovic, Luka Modric, Vida, the winning penalty in the account of Ivan Rakitic. Goalkeeper of the Russian national team Igor Akinfeev beat off the blow of Mateo Kovacic, TASS reports.

As part of the Russians, Alan Dzagoev, Sergey Ignashevich and Daler Kuzyaev noted with precise blows. Croatia goalkeeper Daniel Subasic beat off the blow of Fyodor Smolov, and Fernandez struck the gate.

On Saturday evening, the Russian and Croatian national teams met at the stadium "Fisht" in Sochi in the quarterfinal match of the World Cup, which is held in Russia.

Denis Cheryshev opened the account on 31-th minute. Already in 8 minutes the return goal to the gate of the Russian team was scored by the Croatian striker Andrei Kramarich.

In overtime, the Croatian team at 101-th minute of the meeting broke out ahead, goal against the Russian team scored Domagoi Vida. At 115-th minute, the Russian national team with the efforts of Mario Fernandez equalized the score with the team of Croatia.

In the first semifinal, which will be held 10 July in St. Petersburg, the teams of France and Belgium will meet. The second semi-final will be held on 11 July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, where Croatia will play against the England team.

Final tournament will be held 15 July in the capital "Luzhniki".

Anton Nikitin
RIA News
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