In the most thrilling match of the FIFA World Cup played at Fisht Stadium in Sochi on Saturday, the journey of the Opposition team Russia ended in the quarterfinals. Croatia beat Russia 4-3 in the penalty shootout and reached the semi-finals. After the 90-minute match ended, the score ended at 1-1. Then in the extra time, Russia and Croatia finished the score at 2-2.
The first goal for Russia was scored by Dennis Cheryshev in the 31st minute. This was his 4th goal in the World Cup2018, and with this, Russia firstly made a 1-0 lead. But after a few moments, in the 39th minute, Croatia scored the 2nd goal and equalizes the score to 1-1. In halftime, both the squads are tied at 1-1.
In the second half, both the teams made a lot of attempts to make the goal but could not score any goals. Then in the first 15 minutes of Extra Time, Vida made the second goal in the 100th minute for Croatia, giving the team a good start of 2-1. Croatia thinks that he won the match, but in the second 15 minutes of Extra Time, Russia’s Mario Fernandes scored a wonderful goal in the 115th minute and the match reached 2-2.
In the end, the match was to be decided by the penalty shootout. Russia first came out to take the penalty and the Croatian goalkeeper saved it. After this, Russia has saved Croatia’s second penalty. But Mario Fernandez’s of Russia missed his penalty Croatia scored the remaining four penalty runs and won 4-3. Now in the semi-finals, Croatia have to clash with England.