England's Semi Final Will Be Against Croatia On Wednesday

Virginia Santiago
July 8, 2018

Croatia beat hosts Russian Federation 4-3 on penalties after the teams were level at 2-2 following extra time in their World Cup quarter-final on Saturday and will meet England in the semi-finals.

Croatia players celebrate after winning the penalty shootout.

Fernandes had been a hero for Russian Federation earlier when his header in the 115th minute equalizer had sent the match to penalties after Domagoj Vida's goal in the 101st had given Croatia a 2-1 lead.

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The date of the last time an England's men's side played in a semi final of a World Cup.

Russia's midfielder Aleksandr Erokhin (L) and Croatia's defender Sime Vrsaljko vie for the ball during the World Cup Quarter Final in Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia, July 7, 2018.

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

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Modric has scored two of Croatia's eight goals en route to the quarter-final, and Rakitic spoke of the 32-year-old's importance in Spanish football. It goes to extra time.

Subasic made yet another save from the spot, after three against Denmark, to open the shoot out after Fyodor Smolov tried to be too clever.

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