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Another Subasic save, from Fedor Smolov, and a miss from Fernandes during the shoot-out saw the hosts knocked out and Croatia progress to only their second World Cup semi-final.

"We showed again that we were not exhausted, we dominated the game physically, mentally in all aspects", he said.

Dalic, who was appointed in October, days before their final group qualifying match against Ukraine, said there was more to come.

"I couldn't imagine that I would finish my football career on such a high note!"

"I wanted to showcase that I am a football fan, like everyone else; I wanted to support the team among other fans in the stands".

Spartak Moscow winger Alexander Samedov also confirmed he is retiring from global football after Russia's defeat. Denis Cheryshev said the most important thing about the World Cup was that it gave joy to the entire country.

With Croatia trailing 1-0, Vrsaljko curled in the cross that Ivan Perisic volleyed into the net in the 68th minute.

"I don't know what will happen if we win, probably nobody will go to work".

The match had ended 2-2 after extra-time after Mario Fernandes' late equalizer for Sbornaya. Majority sang Russian songs in the streets all night, waving Russian flags and sounding the horn.

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El encargado de dar a conocer la información fue el periodista Diego Rueda, a través de su cuenta de Twitter. Fue una decisión que se tomó en conjunto, el cuerpo médico, el cuerpo técnico y el mismo jugador.

"Those emotions are what drive us, that is our petrol and how we have come back to a semi-final after 20 years".

"I think it's our year this time".

President Vladimir Putin did not attend the game, but watched remotely, saying the players were heroes despite the defeat and the country was proud of them, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was cited as saying by Interfax.

CROATIA is going nuts about their team's appearance in the World Cup semi-finals - but one group of fans had particular reason to celebrate during their penalty shootout win over Russian Federation.

"We trusted ourselves. We could only prove our worth by working hard", said Cherchesov. But England has not been in the final since 1966, when it won its only World Cup title.

As far as Croatian icon Davor Suker is concerned, Luka Modric deserves the Golden Ball award for best player of the tournament.

"There are no favourites at this World Cup, every game is 50-50 and you have to fight it out".

The Croats entered the match after winning their previous two games on penalty kicks, but they showed no sign of fatigue in the second half against England. "No doubt it'll be a great atmosphere on final day in particular".